“Up against the Edge”: Portrait Photography Workshop (Students Only)
Hoping to improve your photography skills? Perhaps your portraits are lacking that perfect amount of professionalism to give it that “I just shot this” street-chic aesthetic. As part of our ongoing Do-It-Yourself series, the Museum invites students to practice the art of framing their photographs using the Museum as a backdrop. Inspired by Carrie Mae Weems: Strategies of Engagement, photography professor Lisa Kessler will guide you on how to use the frame as a compositional device to improve your photographs. You will learn how to use foreground, midground, and background to make more compelling images. No prior experience required. Bring your cell phone or any point-and-shoot you happen to have on hand.
Lisa Kessler draws on both journalism and art to make documentary photographs. In 2015 she was awarded the George Gund commission to photograph the transformation of the Cleveland Public Schools. She is a 2011 recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship and was runner-up for the Honickman Foundation/Center for Documentary Studies First Book Prize. Her photographs are in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Danforth Museum of Art, and Lehigh University. She teaches in Boston College’s Art, Art History, and Film Department.
Seats are limited to BC students, please register ahead of time at https://goo.gl/cf7VfQ.
Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm
McMullen Museum of Art
2101 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02135