Looking through old family photo albums can stir many emotions and memories. For many visual artists, the family archive has become a robust and generative source for developing new artworks. In this project based-class, students will create projects that explore themes of heritage, lineage, and a sense of who we are and where we came from using family photos. Working from the family archive can act as a creative springboard for exploring themes of nostalgia, trauma, memory, and the definition of home. Over three class sessions, students will grow their visual language and understanding of photographic theory as they develop their photo projects using antique photographs in unique and exciting ways, breathing life into old and lost histories through their reinterpretations.
This class is a great next step for students who’ve taken the lecture-based course, Contemporary Reinterpretations of the Family Photo Album. However, no previous experience is required for this class.
Registration & Fees: $175
Members Enjoy 20% Off Tuition
Attention: This class is an Online Class. Please register as you normally would, and Houston Center for Photography staff will update you with a reminder and login information about a week before the start of the course.
Students will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with an internet connection to participate in an online course. If you have any questions about navigating our new system, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.