February 2 through May 5, 2024
Photography Workshop with Will Fenn
Saturday, March 23 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
In a two-hour workshop, Will Fenn will explore what constitutes a photograph and how its use has changed. Consideration of how a once intimate image viewing experience has been transformed for the distribution of countless numbers of images online will occur. Discussion will also involve lens-based photographic production and today’s AI generated images. Participants will engage in the making of small silver gelatin prints via pinhole cameras and the creation of social media-based work to be posted online. Note: This is an introductory level workshop for ages 17+. Be advised that some aspects of the workshop will be weather dependent.
About the Artist
Will Fenn received his MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His recent work explores the McLemore family of Mitylene, AL. He is an associate professor of photography at Auburn University at Montgomery where he also serves as chair of the Department of Fine Arts and coordinates the annual exhibition schedule for the University’s Cason McDermott Art Gallery.
Above: Eudora Welty (American, 1909–2001), Girl Dancing, Jackson, Mississippi, negative about 1935; printed 1997, from the series, Home Places: 5 Photographs by Eudora Welty, gelatin silver print on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Scott, 1997.9.4
Free, registration is required and opens February 14, 2024. Participants must be able to bring a smartphone with a built-in camera.