Writing Personal Narrative Through Pictures: A Photography Session
Facilitator: Lisa Elmaleh
Dates: April 6 – May 1, 2020
Genre: Special Topics
Class Size: 10
This class will emphasize a visual awareness: photographers bear witness. What happens when the eye gets turned to the mundane, the personal, the everyday? In this course, we will be creating series of photographs that tell personal stories, learning to document contemporary life, in an empathetic way. Photographers of all skill levels are welcome, and in addition to prompts and assignments, students will be expected to have a daily photographic regimen. Together we will share our practice and our work, and critique will be held weekly.
Lisa Elmaleh is an analog photographer living in Paw Paw, West Virginia, and a traveling educator, teaching at the School of Visual Arts and the Penumbra Foundation in New York City. She has been awarded the Aaron Siskind Foundation IPF Grant, PDN’s 30, the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Grant, and the Tierney Fellowship. Elmaleh’s publications include features in Harper’s,CNN, NPR, and National Geographic, and her monograph Everglades was published in 2016 by Zatara Press. Her work is exhibited internationally and is collected at the Norton Museum, the Ogden Museum, and other private collections worldwide.