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Contemporary Reinterpretations of the Family Photo Album

Looking through old family photo albums can stir many emotions and memories. Photographs connect us through generations and provide an understanding of our heritage, lineage, and a sense of who we are and where we came fromthrough family photos, we recognize ourselves in our ancestors. For many visual artists, the family archive has become a robust and generative source for developing new works of art. Working from the family archive can act as a creative springboard for exploring themes of nostalgia, trauma, memory, and the definition of home. Back by popular demand, in this course, students will examine contemporary artists who work with antique photographs in unique and exciting ways, breathing life into old and lost histories through their reinterpretations. Over two class sessions, students will grow their visual language and understanding of photographic theory, as well as expand their knowledge of art history.

This class is primarily lecture-based. For students interested in a project-focused class on the same topic, please check out Remix: Reconceiving the Family Photo Album Workshop & Intensive.

Attention: This class has been moved online in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please register as you normally would, and Houston Center for Photography staff will update you with information and a link to take this course at it’s scheduled time. 

To participate in an online course, students will need access to a desktop, laptop, or tablet with an internet connection. If you have any questions about navigating our new system, please email education@hcponline.org for more information.

Registration & Fees: $125
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Class meets two Sundays:
December 13th & 20th
1 - 3 pm CST


History/ Criticism, Seminar

What to Bring to Class

Access to a computer with an internet connection


Kelly Webeck