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of the Month
“I take photographs with love, so I try to make them art objects. But I
make them for myself first and foremost — that is important.
of the Month
© Evalyn Bemis, participant in the
"Sharpening Your Photographic Skills" workshop with
Raul Touzon, July 2007.
» The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops is
pleased to announce the latest project from Rick Smolan, author
of the books in the "Day in the Life" series. America
At Home is a compelling photo book that captures
the extraordinary diversity
of American home life—the emotions, rituals and events that
make a house a home. Complete information can be viewed at www.MyAmericaAtHome.com.
A unique feature available is a custom book jacket. Download
this PDF to read more about this.
» The summer session will soon begin and
The Workshops is pleased to welcome back the following seasonal
staff: Kacie Comley, Mike Donnor, David Hyams, Karen Lenz, Santiago
Romero, Gonzalo Rufat, Jennifer Spelman, and Lance Thorn. Joining
them for the first time are Alyssa Bowers, Lauren Devon Helbush,
Cotton Miller, Leah Tepper-Byrne, and Kevin Vu. We look forward
to a great summer season and welcome you all!
» The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops would
also like to announce the return of Instructor Image Presentations
this summer. Each Monday and Tuesday evening (note: changed from
Wednesday) during the weeks
of June 15-August 3, instructors teaching workshops will present
their personal work. These presentations are held at the recently
remodeled (and now air-conditioned) Santa Fe Prep Auditorium beginning
at 8:30 pm. We hope to see many of you there!
in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico: Don't forget that
registrants before July 1 will be given a $100 discount off the
package price of each workshop they register for. Call The Workshops
if you have any questions or if you would like to register (505)
983-1400, ext. 11.
» Call for Entries – Photography.Book.Now celebrates the most creative, most innovative, and finest self-published
photography books – and the people behind them. Take part
in this international juried book competition, traveling salon,
and symposium. Submit your book by July 14 for the chance to gain
worldwide recognition plus $25,000 to finish – or start – any
project you want. Learn
Personal Photographic Image
© Cig Harvey
with Cig Harvey
June 29-July 5
This workshop is about manifesting our personal stories through
the powerful medium of photography. Using metaphor and symbolism,
participants photograph across many genres—the found and
the constructed, the landscape, the still life, the portrait,
and the self-portrait—in order to visually articulate their
narratives. Days are filled with photographing, writing, brainstorming
picture ideas, critiquing images from the previous day, and viewing
work by other artists who have used personal experience as a
vehicle. Cig also meets individually with each participant to
discuss how to push his/her work farther and avoid repetition.
Cig Harvey is a fine-art photographer and educator who was named
one of PDN’s “emerging 30” in 2005. Her images
are in numerous collections worldwide, and her clients include
Kate Spade, Bloomingdales, Ralph Lauren, and O Magazine. Cig’s
work was recently highlighted in Photo District News, Popular
Photography, and Shots magazine. A professor at the Art Institute
of Boston, Cig has taught workshops for the past seven years.
This is Cig’s third year teaching at The Workshops. Her
Web site address is www.cigharvey.com.
For further details, including information on tuition and other
fees, click HERE or call (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.
© John Weiss
with John Weiss
June 29-July 5
There are two main categories in the area of photographing people: portraits
and candids. This workshop is for those who have always wanted to photograph
people but were hesitant to try, and those who have begun to develop
these skills and wish to improve them. Participants in this workshop
learn techniques for increasing concentration and awareness, for “slowing
down time” so as to organize a complex yet ordered frame. The multicultural
environs of Santa Fe provide rich and varied opportunities for this adventure
in photographing people.
John Weiss, for many years professor of art and director of photography
at the University of Delaware, now leads travel workshops to fascinating
destinations across the globe.
His book, The Face of Baseball, was featured in Life magazine and on
NBC’s ”Today Show.“ John is also author of Venus, Jupiter & Mars,
an authoritative monograph on the photographer Frederick Sommer. He is currently
at work on a new book project featuring close-up portraits of people in Ireland.
This is John’s 16th year teaching at The Workshops. His web site address
To read more about John's workshop, visit Photographing
Register online or call (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.
Digital Lab Workshop in Santa Fe
Enhancing Your Creative Vision with Adobe Photoshop
© Kirk Amyx
with Kirk Amyx
July 20-26, 2008
Designed for competent Photoshop users, this workshop is aimed
at those interested in harnessing the creative potential of the
program to enhance and expand their personal vision. Working
with participants’ existing digital files or photos that
we capture during Santa Fe excursions, Kirk helps us discover
new and exciting techniques for personal expression through photography.
While personal expression is the highest goal for the workshop,
participants also enhance their knowledge of Camera Raw and the
use of Bridge to create an efficient workflow for creative projects.
At the end of the week we focus on producing archival-quality
Kirk Amyx has worked as a photographer for the San Francisco
advertising and design communities for nearly 20 years. Using
light, composition, and refinements in Photoshop, he creates
dynamic still-life and food imagery for many nationally known
clients. A graduate of the Art Center College of Design and
a photographer since the age of 12, he is known for a balanced
approach of refined technique and creative vision.
taught Photoshop at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco
and is currently a member of the Graduate Fine Art Department
at San José State University. He
is a passionate and patient instructor who works easily with
both novice Photoshop users and seasoned professionals. This
is Kirk’s fifth year teaching at The Workshops. His Web
site address is www.amyxphoto.com.
the Web site for complete details. Register online or call
the Workshops (505) 983-1400, ext 11.
Workshops: Oaxaca and Venice
Dance of the Gods: Oaxaca, Mexico
© Raul Touzon
July 19-26, 2008
This workshop, now in its third year, is based in Oaxaca City,
famous for the beauty and harmony of its architecture, the richness of its cultural
traditions, the wide variety of its foods, and its temperate climate, which is
spring-like throughout the year. Guelaguetza — a Zapotec word signifying “offering” — is
the term used for the annual ceremony and celebration by which the pre-Hispanic
inhabitants of Oaxaca thanked the gods for sufficient rain and a bountiful harvest. Raul
has planned a full week of photographing celebrations and the surrounding area.
The week includes daily critiques, along with discussions and demonstrations
of digital camera settings, accurate metering and exposure, the rules of composition,
and creative uses of light. Other topics explored are editing, sequencing, story
development, and the key tools in Adobe Photoshop and Bridge for the development
of an efficient
our Web site to read more about this on-the-road
workshop and Raul Touzon. Also visit Raul's
Web site for complete details, including a day-by-day schedule.
To register, call The Workshops at (505) 983-1400, ext.
of Venice: A Photographic and Cultural Expedition
© John Weiss
with John Weiss
October 2 – 11, 2008
Ah, Venice! The legendary city of art and architecture,
with 100 square miles of water, separated by a dense network
of 177 canals and joined by 400 small bridges.
Artists and photographers alike marvel at the quality of light
in Venice during the
Fall, when the faded pastel 13th Century facades are glowing.
Our itinerary takes us to a wide array of venues. Of
course, we will photograph in the Piazza San Marco, with its
Basilica and Campanile, Ducal Palace and the tiny island of
Burano, where photographs seem to be lurking everywhere. But
we will also explore the narrow, hidden-from-tourists alleyways
(soporettos), where everyday life is lived by Venetians.
Land cost in Venice is $3395. For complete information,
please contact Strabo International Tour Company at 607-756-8676,
or call John Weiss at (410) 392-2929. Please mention
that you learned about this opportunity from the Santa Fe Workshops.
There are still places available
on the Journey to Peru tour, also led by John Weiss, August
30 – September
8, 2008. Please use contact numbers above for details.
Center: Portfolio Viewing
100 CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHERS SHARE THEIR WORK
© Matt Suhre
Center is pleased to announce a public portfolio viewing on Friday, June 6, 2008,
6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, in their newly finished
two-story gallery in Santa Fe.
This free event provides collectors and photography lovers with a unique opportunity
to meet with and view the projects of 100 nationally renowned photographers and
those on the cusp of wider recognition. Portfolio Viewing is a component of Review
Santa Fe, the country’s only juried portfolio review event.
Please join us in celebrating the work of these photographers and see the important
topics being explored by image-makers today, which include significant social,
environmental and political issues as well as outstanding fine art.
• Friday, June 6, 2008, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
• Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, 435 South Guadalupe, Santa Fe
• Free and open to the public
• For additional information call 505.984.8353 or go to www.visitcenter.org
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