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Activating the Archives: A Photography Intensive is a Course

Activating the Archives: A Photography Intensive

Jun 13 - Jun 19, 2021
40.0 credits

Spots remaining: 12

$1,525 Enroll

Full course description

Instructor: Bryce Lankard

In a time of confinement, many of us have had the opportunity to do deep dives into our personal archives. These archives might be family photos, personal projects or a life’s work, letters, recipes, audio and video recordings, or ephemera. The challenge is how to make sense of these materials. In this class, we will share our collected materials, and through group feedback,  edit and sequence photographs and other materials to find meaningful narratives. Students should have the capacity to digitize analog images and artifacts. We will meet virtually via Zoom and work in pairs and as a class for a shared experience.Our goals and potential outcomes will be unique to each student, whether that’s to discover a family history narrative, encapsulate life during a pandemic, create a short movie, a book, a cookbook, or collages, among other possibilities.  Together we will clarify each student’s personal vision and style to refine a singular project.

Additional Information:

This online course will be held using Zoom. The instructor will send further instructions for class access and equipment needed closer to the start date. 

Helpful links:

How to join a Zoom meeting: https://youtu.be/hIkCmbvAHQQ

Overview of Zoom meeting controls : https://youtu.be/ygZ96J_z4AY

Please keep in mind that while students need to be available during the listed course times, some of that time will be devoted to working on individual projects. Your instructor will communicate with you about the class schedule and the times that the class will convene online as a group as well as the times that will be spent working on your own.

Hours (ET) for the intensive are:

June 13 (Sunday): 5–9 p.m., check-in

June 14–17 (Monday–Thursday):  9 a.m.–5 p.m.

June 18 (Friday): 9 a.m.–9 p.m.