Photographic images are deeply rooted in personal emotion. This is the case whether they are found or created, and it is the case regardless of genre—be it landscape, still life, portraiture, nature, abstraction, photojournalism, self-portrait, or documentary.
As photographers who strive to convey our visions in a true, honest, and consistent manner, we establish an emotional connection to each image we create.
Under Susan’s practiced tutelage, participants learn how to articulate and refine their vision by delving into symbolism, metaphor, and personal stories. In the process, we examine our own personal narratives, aesthetics, and psychology in image making.
Through hands-on demonstrations, creative exercises tailored to each student, group discussions, photographing assignments, and portfolio reviews, we are encouraged and inspired to grow and reach the next level of our artistic achievement.
We also discuss such practical topics as long-term project development, portfolio editing, marketing, publishing, and exhibitions.
Join Susan for a rich exploration of the self, as we harness the power of photography to realize individual narratives.
Susan Burnstine is an award winning professional fine art and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles who builds homemade cameras and lenses primarily made out of plastic, vintage camera parts and random household objects. Susan is represented in galleries across the country, widely published throughout the world, frequently jurors and curates exhibitions and has also written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column for Black & White Photography (UK).
Susan’s first monograph Within Shadows earned the Gold award for PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris in the Professional Fine Art Books category and was selected for the 2011 Photo Eye Booklist. Her second monograph Absence of Being was released in August 2016 by Damiani Editore.
Only 10 students will be admitted into the workshop. Students will be granted admission to the workshop based on a review of their photographs. If the candidate is accepted, further details will be sent to the participant prior to the workshop.
The $395 ($350 discounted) fee does not include transport, accommodation or other expenses.
If you would like to participate in more than one Festival workshop, we offer a 20% discount on each additional workshop attended.
- Cancellations before April 1, 2017 will be given a full refund minus a $75 processing fee.
- Cancellations after April 1, 2017 will only be eligible for a refund if we can fill your spot.