In this workshop you will revitalize your photographic practice by exploring your relationship to your subject, your camera, and yourself. Through exercises, assignments and field trips, participants will deepen their visual awareness while clarifying their artistic approach and creating a more personal and meaningful image-making experience. This workshop provides a unique opportunity to rethink our expectations of what it means to ‘see’. We will work on cultivating simplicity while making more powerful photographs, supporting the notion that a photograph is not ‘taken’ but made. We become better photographers by becoming more in touch with our inner selves and then using that awareness to deepen our connection with our subject, whether it is a person, place, or thing. Zen and the Art of Photography is a challenging invitation to redefine your whole approach to image making. Inspiration will be sparked by a balance of conversation, meditation, readings, poetry, or by whatever means necessary. Photographic exercises and assignments will be site specific and are concerned with both internal and external experience and growth. Because this is a weekend workshop, the process of image making will be emphasized on editing and critiques.
About Doug Beasley
Doug Beasley’s personal vision explores the spiritual aspects of people and place and how the sacred is recognized and expressed in the everyday. Doug’s projects and teaching have taken him to Japan, Guatemala, and the Badlands, amongst other national and international locations. In class Doug instantly creates an environment in which everyone can be just who they are, where they are. His passion and warm spirit while teaching give insight into how he photographs in the thoughtful way he does. Doug has exhibited his work worldwide, including recent shows in Italy and Colorado. He has received numerous awards, including multiple McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers and Travel Study Grants from the Jerome Foundation. When not on the road for projects or teaching, you can find him at home in in St. Paul, MN. To learn more about Doug please visit www.douglasbeasley.com.
July 9-10 | 9 am – 5 pm
Tuition: $380 / CPW members: $350 (includes $40 non-refundable registration fee)
Lecture Friday July 8 at 7:30 pm