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Amy Arbus: The Personal Narrative

September 3, 2016 - September 4, 2016

- $380 - $410

The focus of this workshop will be transforming the personal into the archetypal, through the use of visual symbols and metaphor. A powerful picture story sets the scene, introduces the characters, evokes a mood, and shows the action. We will share stories that express emotions in context over time, such as “The Country Doctor” by W. Eugene Smith.

Students will use digital photography and inkjet printmaking at CPW, and then edit and sequence existing photographs and those created in the workshop to put together their stories. We will explore how to approach strangers, involve them in the process, and help them feel at ease. The techniques of fashion, lifestyle and photojournalism as they relate to portraiture will be discussed through slide presentations and critiques.

About Amy Arbus
Photographer Amy Arbus has published five books, including the award winning On the Street 1980-1990 and The Inconvenience of Being Born. The New Yorker called The Fourth Wall her masterpiece. Her most recent title, After Images, is an homage to modernism’s most iconic avant-garde paintings. Her advertising clients include Chiat/Day, Foote, Cone and Belding, American Express, Saatchi & Saatchi, SpotCo, New Line Cinema and Nickelodeon. Her photographs have appeared in over one hundred periodicals around the world, including New York Magazine, People, Aperture and The New York Times Magazine. She has had twenty-five solo exhibitions worldwide, and her photographs are a part of the collection of The National Theater in Norway, The New York Public Library and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. To learn more about Amy please visit www.amyarbus.com.

September 3-4 | 9 am – 5 pm

Tuition: $380/ CPW members: $350 (includes $40 non-refundable registration fee)

Model fee: $30 (included in registration price below)

Lecture on Friday September 2 at 7:30 pm

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September 3, 2016
September 4, 2016
$380 - $410
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Woodstock, NY 12498
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