Summer Workshop Program 2024
Our new Tiered Tuition System asks you to choose one of the following tuition levels:
$900 - Sustaining Level
$800 - Standard Level
$700 - Subsidized Level
$500 - Student/Teacher Level
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In this workshop we will explore how to gain trust with your subjects, communicate your vision for the portrait, address fears when approaching strangers, and how to create a space for intimacy and relationship in your portrait process. We will also examine composition, lighting, and directing while discussing successful photographers to help further our work. We will have class assignments and go out in the field, photographing both strangers and each other. Participants should bring a sample of their work for discussion and for personalized feedback to help improve and further their art practice. We will be photographing throughout the week and end with a final critique on the last day of the workshop.Rashod-Taylor-Materials-List-SP24.docx.pdf
Rashod Taylor attended Murray State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in art with a specialization in Fine Art Photography in 2007. Taylor favors traditional and lost format practices of photography—silver prints and wet plate process among them. His work uses portraiture to address themes of family, race, culture, and legacy. His photographs are a window into the Black American experience. Taylor’s most well-recognized work is an ongoing project Little Black Boy. The series earned him an Arnold Newman Prize For New Directions in Photographic Portraiture in 2021. His work has exhibited nationally and is actively collected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.