2016 Direction and Inspiration Workshop | Linda Connor
August 6th & 7th, 2016
10:00am to 5:00pm
A two-day weekend workshop, for intermediate & advanced photographers, that will help participants recognize that though they are producing work unique to them and their times, they are also part of a very long genealogy of expression. When developing both the portfolio and a personal vision in the medium, past work will be considered while we also explore how sequencing and context can alter the power and meaning of images.
Each participant's ongoing photographic projects or newly developing work will be reviewed with an emphasis on how to strengthen one's ability to communicate ideas visually. Having learned to look for inspiration from other photographers and artists, all will leave the workshop too, with greater insight and confidence in the direction of their own work.
Limited to 12 participants
Linda Connor is an internationally renowned photographer. She has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute since 1969 and studied under Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. Connor's photographs depict the relationship between the culturally sacred and natural world while illuminating her connection to, and deep respect for her subjects. Her work can be found in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and many other notable institutions. She has authored several monographs including Visits, Solos, Luminance, Spiral Journey and Odyssey: the Photographs of Linda Connor. She is the recipient of numerous awards including National Endowment for the Arts grants and a Guggenheim Fellowship.