What excites you? What are you passionate about? Stories of social justice? Family? Street scenes? Whatever it is, in this two-weekend intensive, you’ll learn to focus your vision as a story and see your story through your camera’s lens. We’ll explore strategies to create unique and compelling imagery and will master how to generate images that tell your coherent narrative. We’ll cover both stylistic and technical issues, including lighting, composition and the use of visual metaphor. We will look at words and how they can integrate with images. Working together, we’ll develop a deeper understanding of the visual story and how to edit and sequence your images. We’ll explore varying formats to create installations, books and experiences to tell the story you want to tell. We’ll look at ways to get your work shown, recognized and awarded. This intensive includes talks, creating and discussions of your work.
Ellen Jacob is an award-winning artist-photographer whose practice focuses on social justice. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and internationally, including the FIF International Festival of Photography in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; the 5th Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography in Barcelona, Spain; The Harnett Biennial of American Prints, University of Richmond Museums, VA; Marin Museum of Contemporary Art and SITE: Brooklyn. She is a Ford Foundation and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Grant recipient, a Josephine Herrick teaching photographer and a member of Soho Photo Gallery in New York City. She is a Julia Margaret Cameron Award winner and received the Castonguay—Appelbaum Award by the National Association of Women Artists and Violence Transformed. Ellen splits her time between San Francisco and New York.View Gallery »