Developing a Photographic Series with Patricia Lanza – September 26th, 2020 – ONLINE
Discover the process of creating a photographic series for the documentary and fine art markets with acclaimed photographer, and curator Patricia Lanza during this exclusive two hour Leica Akademie online seminar.
As a former editor & contract photographer for NatGeo, and former Director of Talent, Content and Exhibitions for the Annenberg Space for Photography, Patricia has seen the creative photographic process from many perspectives. Whether as a photojournalist on assignment, an editor responsible for a projects final publication or a curator leading a collaborative team to complete a traveling exhibition, her focus has always been on creating visual stories that connect with an audience and stand the test of time. To say her photographic experience and background in the photography world is vast would be an understatement.
Patricia will share her first hand experience and show examples from her own assignments including “A National Geographic Society Assignment, The Russian Circus“. Patricia will take attendees into the process of getting the assignment to seeing it published. Various types of photographic series will be explored including the self assignment or personal projects. Patricia will highlight her “The Fine Art Series on Vincent van Gogh” detailing the project fro start to finish.
Participants will learn what is involved in an assignment. What goes on behind the scenes, before taking your first picture and what factors decide the final selects?
- Key questions to ask before developing a series for an exhibition and publication
- Research, development and executing a fine art series
- The process of creating and executing a documentary photographic story on assignment
- Finding an audience for your project.
In the end, the aim of this program is to to help inspire attendees to think about the possibilities for creating or completing their own photographic series.
This two hour seminar will be hosted through the Zoom platform online. Students will be asked to submit questions ahead of time and the program will conclude with an interactive Q/A & discussion.
Time: 10am – 12:30pm (Brief intermission in middle)
Who should take this workshop?
This class is open to those who are considering the possibility of making their mark as an artist. Gain insight into some of the photographic elements involved in the world of journalism, beginning with a body of photographic work. Perhaps you have started a project, but don’t know where to go from there? Or are you at a point in your photographic career, where you are accomplished photographing for clients and others, but never really considered making “your own” art? This may be the program for you.
American photographer and photo curator Patricia Lanza has traveled to over 53 countries on assignment to document some of the most compelling people, nature, cultures and stories of our time. Lanza began her career at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. learning about narrative and storytelling through imagery.
Starting as a staff photo editor working with Nat-Geo’s vast archive, her position evolved to full-time contract photographer—an exciting, dynamic direction she followed for eight years. Patricia has been on assignments around the globe for countless editorial and commercial newspapers, magazines and clients.
As the Director of Talent, Content and Exhibitions for the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles from 2009 to 2017, Lanza curated and developed twenty-two exhibitions from concept to installation. With extensive experience in all aspects of mounting exhibitions, managing collections, hiring staff, developing programming, participating in film festivals, Lanza has worked with major museums and photo venues around the world to package, market and travel exhibitions.
Under Lanza’s direction, The Annenberg Space for Photography collaborated with and presented the world’s greatest photographers and filmmakers, and garnered many industry and media awards. In 2011, the multi-media exhibition, Beauty CULTure won exhibition of the year in a field which included and competed against major international museum photography shows. The accompanying film directed by Lauren Greenfield was nominated for an Academy award. In 2016, working with the United Nations, the exhibition, Refugee, was nominated for exhibition of the year. Lanza co-curated the exhibition and co-authored the accompanying book/publication with Elisabeth Biondi, former photo director of New Yorker magazine.
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