THE SOCIAL LANDSCAPE
> photography workshop with Amy Stein
from June 25 to July 1 2012 | seven days of full immersion in photography | final presentation party | lectures with NYC photographers and professionals of the field
FEW SPOTS AVAILABLE INSIDE THE WORKSHOP!
New York City is one of the most impressive and oppressive cities in the world. Its design and density can be awe inspiring and overwhelming. From the majesty of Central Park to crush of the city subway system, those who live in and visit the city have to navigate this environment on a daily basis.
In this workshop we will investigate how the built and natural environments impact those who live within it. We’ll consider the way people live in a modern, fast paced environment and what that means for individuals and society. The workshop is taught by Amy Stein, an educator and artist living in New York City whose work deals with our evolving isolation from community, culture and the environment.
Students will explore and photograph the city while pursuing their own project that addresses the way people live within the modern urban environment. Working over the course of the week students will build a series of images that explores the built and natural landscape its impacts on society. Students will be encouraged to shoot intensely throughout the week and will meet for daily editing and critique sessions.
The workshop will also include discussions of historical and contemporary photography that investigates the social landscape and talks by local photographers whose work explores these themes.
This workshop will be fun and challenging. You will leave this workshop with a better understanding of your own artistic intentions and a developed series of images that addresses the realities and challenges of modern life.
Info and admission:
The workshop participation fee is 800,00 euro. For US residents the cost is 800$.
The fee does not include trip or accommodation costs. The staff is available for helping with trip and accommodation arrangements.
Inside the loft where the workshop will be held (in Williamsburg, Brooklyn), there will be few spots to sleep available upon request for participants.
To submit your participation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name, surname, phone number and email address, indicating the workshop of your interest. At this time, it is required to send a portfolio or selection of images that represent your work.
The maximum number of participants allowed in the workshop is 12.
The workshop will be held in English with simultaneous Italian translation available for non English speaking participants.
©Images in the gallery: Amy Stein. All right reserved.
Amy Stein (b. 1970) is a photographer and teacher based in New York City. Her work explores our evolving isolation from community, culture and the environment. She has been exhibited nationally and internationally and her work is featured in many private and public collections such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Nevada Museum of Art, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and the George Eastman House Photography Collection.
Amy was raised in Washington, DC, and Karachi, Pakistan. She holds a BS in Political Science from James Madison University and a MS in Political Science from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. In 2006, Amy received her MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Stein teaches photography at Parsons The New School for Design and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Amy is represented by Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco and ClampArt in New York.
For more information about Amy Stein: amystein.com