SMALL PLEASURES – A Still Life Workshop with Maggie Steber – Online – July 30th – August 2nd, 2020
Explore the narrative power of still life photography from home with renown documentary photographer Maggie Steber. Inspired by Steber’s recent experiences working with still life in the midst of the corona pandemic and her Guggenheim-winning project, “The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma”, this workshop is about making photographs of small things that tell big stories.
Using the tradition of still life photography and painting as a starting point, this program will challenge each participant to go beyond the traditional, by pulling stories from their imagination. This is a program of creative and personal exploration. It’s an invitation to discover the impact that working without rules or limits can have on your progression as a photographer.
- Art History & Still Life
- Finding Inspiration
- Project Development
- Editing & Sequencing
After looking at a variety of still life photography by many artists, participants will be given specific assignments designed to help unlock the imagination. Through a mix of private and group editing sessions over the weekend, each participant will create a collection of images connected by a common theme. Note: A private portfolio review with Maggie Steber is included in the course.
Thursday – 3:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Friday – 12:00noon – 3:00p.m.
Saturday – 10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m
Sunday – Two Sessions, 11 a.m. – 1p.m. Break for lunch – 2:00p.m -5:00pm
(All times listed are Eastern Time.)
The workshop with include five sessions and a mix of group and one on one reviews with Maggie Steber, through the Zoom platform. Plus a one on one portfolio review.
Who should take this workshop?
Advanced Enthusiasts, Professionals
Things you should know:
Participants must be able to select and organize images using image editing software for class sessions. Attendance is strictly limited to 11 students max, so be sure to sign up at your earliest opportunity.
One scholarship is available for this program. To apply please send a brief email to Akademie@Leicacamerausa.com
Include a link to your portfolio, (no more than 20 images) and a brief explanation of who you are and what you hope to gain from the workshop. Deadline to apply: July 20th, 2020.
Maggie Steber is a Miami-based documentary photographer who has worked in 69 countries revealing stories on culture, history, society, and people. Her numerous contributions to National Geographic have ranged from American Indians to stories on Dubai and Nepal, the history of the African slave trade and the sciences of memory, sleep and face transplants.
A recently named Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, Maggie received support for a new project entitled “The Garden of Lily LaPalma,” her alter ego in an alternate universe that describes her experiences in single-image stories, differing greatly from her documentary work.
Maggie has worked in Haiti for 30 years. Aperture published her monograph, Dancing on Fire. In 2013, National Geographic named her as one of 11 Women of Vision. Her work is widely exhibited worldwide and is in the American Women Collection at the Library of Congress.
Recent honors include Pulitzer Prize Finalist 2019; The Lucie Award 2019; Overseas Press Club’s President’s Award, 2019; the Photographer’s Photographer Award from Nat Geo Photographers, 2019; Leica Medal of Excellence, World Press Photo Foundation, Pictures of the Year, Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service to Journalism from the University of Missouri, the Alicia Patterson Grant, the Ernst Haas Grant and a grant from the Knight Foundation to design the New American Newspaper.
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