April 15, 17, and 20th from 10 a.m. to noon
Includes student reception on April 22 from 5-6 p.m.
Session 1: Overview & sketchbooks
This introductory talk will cover the overall journey of representing a message about an environmental issue, its development and process, and the emphasis on the importance research and use of sketchbooks. Bespoke sketchbook will be given to each participant.
Session 2: Object from context
How do we remove an object from the context of its situation to understand that what we see can be enhanced? Participants will create a series of photographic images using different backgrounds along with their plastic to give a narrative to a sequence of images.
Session 3: Mass Assemblage — objects and particles
What holds a group of objects together, allowing the viewer to become fully engaged in a new dimension of thought, beyond what they could see in the image alone? Participants will create a single image using photography, focusing on the representation of groups of objects.
About Mandy Barker
Mandy Barker is an international award-winning photographer whose work involving marine plastic debris has received global recognition. Working with scientists, she aims to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the world’s oceans while highlighting the harmful effect on marine life and ultimately, ourselves.
Barker’s work has been published in National Geographic, TIME, The Guardian, The Financial Times, and Smithsonian. She has exhibited internationally from Inner Mongolia, China, to the United Nations Headquarters, including at the Aperture Foundation in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum and Photographers’ Gallery in London, and the Science & Technology Park in Hong Kong.
Members – Wednesday, September 18
Public – Wednesday, October 2
$295 for three-day workshop
Due to limited space, reservations are required for every program.
Please note, all sales are final, no refunds or exchanges.