The Learning Center Classes

Seeing Gender: Women in Photo

This NEW course is designed to be a supportive space for women and nonbinary people to create and discuss their artistic practice. Students will investigate the processes in which gender identities are formed, visualized, and seen through the lens of photography. In this four-session critique-focused class, students will grapple with questions such as: Who gets to speak, look, see, and be seen, and how do some identities appear invisible, visible, or hyper-visible? Through readings, discussions, critiques, and assignments, artists will engage with what it means to make and show work.

Students will expand their knowledge of photography history, discuss how to respond to gender-based critiques, and investigate approaches for finding the right audience for one’s work. In this class, students will be encouraged to embrace creative risk and explore new opportunities within the medium of photography. All levels are welcome! Come with a project, or idea, or just with questions. 

Sadie Cornette Cook lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland. She takes anxious pictures around touch and delicacy, assault, and desire. Her work has been published and shown nationally and internationally. Her work is included in books held at MOMA, Yale Haas library, the Tate, and more. Sadie teaches at the School of Visual Arts and the School of Photography in Reykjavik. 


Registration & Fees: $245
Members Enjoy 20% Off


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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 education@hcponline.org for more information.



ONLINE Class meets four Saturdays:
October 2nd, 9th, 16th, & 23rd
1 - 3 pm CT


Project Development, Visiting Artist, Women in Photo

What to Bring to Class

Access to a computer with an internet connection
Come with a project, or idea, or just with questions


Sadie Cornette Cook