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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Registration & Fees: $175
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