What makes a compelling portrait? How can you tell a story about a person through one image? Learn fun ways to use your own image to express visual ideas. This challenging camp will cover everything from the standard self-portrait to a creative visual approach to the medium. Experiment with mixed media, digital manipulation and collage in this one-week course. Students will be introduced to iconic self-portrait artists such as: Cindy Sherman, Sally Mann, Lee Friedlander, Alec Soth, Jody Ake, Diane Arbus, and Yousuf Karsh. This camp includes field trips to the Menil grounds around HCP.
Snacks will be provided.
What to Bring:
- Camera: Point-and-Shoot or DSLR Recommended
- Thumbdrive to save your work
About Galina Kurlat
Galina Kurlat was born in Moscow in 1981 and emigrated to the United States shortly after the fall of communism in 1989. She received her Bachelor of Media Arts Degree from Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute in 2005, she currently lives and works in Houston, TX. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in a number of private collections. Galina has previously taught photography at SOCAPA Summer Camps in Brooklyn, NY. Here in Houston she combines her love of education and photography by teaching teen and adult classes at the Houston Center for Photography, while working with the centers outreach program.
Registration for courses and workshops takes place through HCP's website on a first-come first-serve basis. HCP members receive discount on all of our education events. If this is your first time taking a course or workshop at HCP you will need to create a profile online; make sure to add the camp participant's name at the "student name" field. Registration will be complete upon receipt of the filled student form.