S T E P H E N S H O R E
2 – D A Y S E M I N A R
“THE NATURE OF PHOTOGRAPHS”
SATURDAY JUNE 13 + SUNDAY JUNE 14, 2020
BOWEN ISLAND/VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA
What are photographs today? It merely took a decade to revolutionize in fundamental ways how the world looked at and did photography for over half a century, profoundly transforming the medium’s visual culture and its disputed claim as an art form.
Enter the brave new world of Instagram publishing, hypermedia presence and unending social media sharing: what does being a photographer truthfully mean now? What essential parameters should one consider in order to legitimate someone taking pictures as such? Or couldn’t it all rather have to see with the actual making of photographs, that one enduring defining act of photography? Even so, hasn’t the nature of photographs itself changed forever?
Who else but Stephen Shore, a most seminal figure of color photography and a noted early adopter of digital technology, to circumnavigate the muddled waters of our photographic moment? Take part in a once in a lifetime conversation as he lays out the extent of his 45-year understanding of the medium and draws clarification from his many groundbreaking books, paying particular attention to The Nature of Photographs, the precious offspring of his extensive academic career at Bard College.
Throughout this seminar participants will also have the opportunity to contribute a number of individual questions correlating their work and practice to the ongoing discussion.
All applications must be received by Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Midnight PST.
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