Summer Workshop Program 2024

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David Hilliard Hunting and Farming the Photograph August 4 to August 9, 2024 Time 9 am - 12 pm Discipline: Photography Materials Fee: $25.00 Open To All On-site Housing NOT Available - Off-site Housing Options
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Renowned Canadian photographer Jeff Wall has referred to photographers as being either “hunters” or “farmers.” Hunters being photographers who capture their images as they are found in the world. Farmers being the image-makers who cultivate their photos, employing staged or constructed strategies. In this workshop, participants will explore photographic motivations through the juxtaposition of these two distinct image-making approaches. You will learn about, and experiment with, both practices while addressing one particular subject. What happens when both approaches come together within the same project? How do we visually interpret people, place, and objects in these two modes of creating? 

The workshop includes historical overviews of these two ways of working, slide presentations, critique, the writing of artist statements, readings, and group discussions as well as a portfolio review. The end goal will be to make a new series of images made in both styles. This will be an exciting and new challenge in the way you think about and approach image making, as it will require that you make some images outside of your comfort zone.


David Hilliard creates large-scale multi-paneled color photographs, often based on his life or the lives of people around him. He is widely published and exhibits nationally and internationally. Hilliard received his MFA from Yale University and has won numerous awards including a Fulbright Grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His photographs can be found in the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, among many others. He is a regular visiting faculty at Harvard University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Lesley University. Hilliard’s work appears in many publications and is represented by the Yancey Richardson Gallery in NYC, Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta, and in Provincetown by the Schoolhouse Gallery.

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