Shanghai Photography
Workshop: Create, Connect, Exchange, Network

June 7 – July 5
4 studio credits
Course number IPD-3233-A

FACULTY: ABBY ROBINSON, KIMBERLEE VENABLE

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, as space remains available.

In recent years, the city of Shanghai has become an integral hub for Asia’s burgeoning art and photography worlds. With a rich multicultural and cosmopolitan history that blends the East and West, Shanghai offers a unique portal into Chinese civilization that frames the city as the embodiment of China’s future.

This unique four-week program emphasizes the exploration of Shanghai and encourages the integration of Western and Eastern photographic practices.  With the goal of seeing their world and their work from a more global perspective, participants meet and dialogue with the Shanghai art community as well as engage in individual and group critiques. Along with an intimate investigation of Shanghai’s contemporary art world, there are individual portfolio reviews by prominent members of Shanghai’s photography community that provide the opportunity to share ideas and network with curators and gallery owners as well as colleagues.

This program offers the opportunity and freedom for participants to expand their body of work in a new and increasingly relevant context, and gain a more profound understanding of art practices and photographic content, form, color, context, taste and limits. Shanghai’s rich history, booming economy, worldwide artistic presence and interweaving of Western ideas with Chinese traditions make it the perfect city for an enlightening, productive and exciting summer experience.
You can read about previous participants’ experiences on the program’s blog: shanghaiphoto.wordpress.com.

Prerequisites: One year of photography education and working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

Note: A portfolio of 12 jpeg images of recent work must be submitted, along with a supporting statement and completed application form. Acceptance into this program is based on a portfolio review. Students must supply their own laptop (with Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom installed), a digital camera capable of shooting raw files, storage media to transfer files, as well as all necessary equipment to download images from camera to laptop.

Tuition includes: Housing in two-person apartments (WiFi, air conditioning, TV) in Shanghai, transportation for class field trips and guided tours, an introductory language session, and some meals. Tuition does not include airfare to and from Shanghai or visa processing fees. Participants are responsible for acquiring their own visas from the Chinese government (more information is available here).

For further information contact Kimberlee Venable, program coordinator, via e-mail: kvenable@sva.edu; phone: 212.592.2297.

You can also follow Abby Robinson’s dispatches from Shanghai on PDNedu’s blog here: http://pdnedu.blogs.com/pdnedu

 


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