Environment In Focus: Using Photography for Environmental Advocacy
Adults and teens are invited to take this workshop, held across two Saturdays with a photography assignment to work on during the two weeks between the two sessions. When you register for the workshop, you are signing up for both May 11 (1-4 pm) AND May 25 (1-4 pm).
May 11 will focus on familiarizing participants with the historical precedent of photographers who explored environmental issues in their photography, and how their work affected public policy. In addition, we will discuss the work of contemporary photographers whose environmental work is influential and centers around environmental advocacy today.
May 25 will focus on developing a long term photography project of their own. Participants will be taken through the steps of creating a long term photography project from start to finish including: brainstorming, technical equipment, the logistics of location shooting, editing and sequencing, and final presentation options for their project.
This workshop is created and organized by Barbara Boissevain, a photographer whose work focuses on environmental issues relevant to the residents of the Silicon Valley. She is an artist in residence with the City of Palo Alto's Cubberley Studio Art Program. Barbara has taught photography at several institutions in the Bay Area including the department of Art and Art History at San Jose State University, College of San Mateo, and the Academy of Art University.
Barbara is currently featured in the David Brower Center's Art/Act: Local - Sea Change exhibition, on view through May 29.