Creative expression is a way to reconnect with ourselves and then with others. To encourage that community, Santa Fe Workshops has launched Creativity Continues, a collective way to develop our creative voices. These events, offered monthly, are free and open to the public.
Assignment: Altered Images
Judged by Aline Smithson
Our next Creativity Continues assignment goes beyond the surface as the artist intervenes by exploring the idea of altered images. Aline Smithson—visual artist, educator, editor, and founder of LENSCRATCH—gives a free lecture, reviews the submitted images, and chooses her favorite 20 to discuss on June 2.
Using the button below, participants can submit up to 5 images for this assignment by May 20 at 5pm MT. Then, on Wednesday evening, June 2, Aline Smithson will
reveal her 20 selected images and share insights into what makes for a compelling altered image. There is no fee to participate in our Altered Images assignment.
Check back in the coming weeks to learn more about joining the lecture by Aline on May 5, and how to take part in the reveal event on June 2.
March 24: Changed Through Photography: Workshop Stories
This recording features Elizabeth Opalenik previewing her book called "Workshop Stories - Changed Through Photography." Listen to Elizabeth, Workshops director Reid Callanan, and others celebrate the life-changing presence workshops have had on their lives. The same creative connections and long-lasting friendships hold true for so many of you in our extended workshop community.
February 3: My Holiday Assignment with Alison Wright
This recording features Alison Wright reviewing her 20 selections from the recent My Holiday assignment. Listen to her comments, impressions, and insights into what makes for a compelling image and why she chose these particular images.
Here is a slide show of all images that were submitted for My Holiday:
December 2: Alternative Processing with Bostick & Sullivan
This recording features Dana Sullivan and Christi Wiltenberg from Bostick & Sullivan. They share a variety of expressive alternative processes, discuss the specifics of chemicals, cost, and show finished examples.
November 4: Assignment: Transitions
This recording features Laurie Klein reviewing her 20 selections from the recent Transitions assignment. Listen to her comments, impressions, and insights into what makes for a compelling image and why she chose these particular images.
Here is a slide show of all images that were submitted for Transitions:
September 2: Anatomy of an Editorial Shoot with Jeff Lipsky*
Los Angeles- based commercial and editorial photographer Jeﬀ Lipsky shares an inside look at a magazine cover shoot — taking us from first contact to the printed page. The ultimate storyteller, Jeff offers a pro’s view of all the moving parts that make up a celebrity cover shoot for Men’s Journal. A collaborative dance of working with his support team and the magazine’s creative director, agents, and handlers is critical to Jeff’s successful relationship with the subject he is photographing. The magic of a Lipsky portrait sesson happens on set — with shared cooperation between Jeff and his new collaborator.
August 5: The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma with Maggie Steber
Documentary photographer, educator, and photo editor Maggie Steber presents images from her ground-breaking series of photographs The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma. “In The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma there is danger but also beauty in a wild jungle that has been growing unfettered. The photographs address every experience I have had in an exterior world but are now being re-interpreted in my interior landscape,” Maggie says.
May 15: Review of images from Windows with Sarah Leen and Bill Marr
This recording features Sarah Leen, former Director of Photography for National Geographic Visual Media, and her husband Bill Marr, former director of photography for the Nature Conservancy, reviewing their 20 selections, comments, and impressions from the open image call Windows. Listen to their insights into what makes for a compelling image and why they chose their particular images.
Here is a slide show of all images that were submitted for Windows: