Picturing People: Aesthetics and Narrative

Amy Arbus's picture
Amy Arbus
Week 6: July 15 to July 20
ORIENTATION: July 15, 6:00-7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: July 16-20, 9AM-Noon
Discipline: Photography
Open to All

On-site Housing Not Available
Workshop Description 

We are all storytellers at heart. A compelling picture essay sets the scene, introduces the characters, evokes a mood, and shows the conflict and all of its bittersweet consequences. Participants are encouraged to think about story ideas before class. Models will be provided but students can choose to photograph others. Through slide presentations and critiques we will discuss techniques for lifestyle, photojournalism, fashion and traditional portraiture. Key topics: approaching people, collaborating with them and encouraging them to feel at ease. We will cover techniques for editing, sequencing and presentation.


Amy Arbus has published five books. Her photographs have appeared in over one hundred periodicals around the world. She teaches portraiture at MMW and FAWC. Amy Arbus is represented by The Schoolhouse Gallery in Massachusetts. She has had thirty-nine solo exhibitions worldwide, and her photographs are a part of private collections and museums worldwide.