Photography



Beyond the Frame: A Photography Intensive
 

A view of Dawnbreaker Farms in Orange County, NC, by 2017 Beyond the Frame student Ellie Marshall.


Students will sharpen their ability to use photography for creative storytelling by documenting the small farms that sell at the Carrboro Farmer’s Market. Orange County has a rich, diverse agricultural community, and each farm is a unique contributor to the area’s food mix. Each student will be matched with a producer, and together the group will tell the story of this region’s farmers in images.

The class will explore issues of technical proficiency, visual acuity, and composition, as students learn how empathy and personal connection can imbue images with feeling and meaning. This six-day course will include: interpreting subjects' stories; using personal style to tell those stories; shooting in the field; group critiques; editing and post-production; sequencing; and possibly guest speakers and studio/gallery/museum visits. Selected photographs will be published in a print-on-demand book that will be sent to students and subjects after the intensive. (38 hours/All Levels)

Bryce Lankard is a North Carolina native and graduate of UNC–Chapel Hill. His work has been published in numerous magazines, including the Village Voice and the New York Times Magazine. In 1995 he co-founded Tribe Magazine in New Orleans, serving as creative director. After Hurricane Katrina he cofounded the nonprofit New Orleans Photo Alliance. Since returning to North Carolina, he has helped develop and coordinate what is now the Click! Triangle Photography Festival. His most recent project, “Drawn to Water,” debuted as a solo exhibition at Flanders Gallery in Raleigh in October 2016.

Additional information:
Students should bring their own cameras, preferably with full manual control (cameras will be provided for those who don't have them). Sunday evening includes a barbecue dinner, and lunch will be provided throughout the week.

Hours for the intensive are:
Sunday, June 7: 5 p.m.–9 p.m.
Monday–Thursday, June 8–11: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, June 12: 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

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Photography Projects
 

©Bryce Lankard


The Audio, Photography, and Video Projects courses provide documentary artists the opportunity to work with award-winning professionals in small group settings. Each term, CDS invites three established artists to teach the Projects courses, which are designed for individuals who are working on projects and seeking creative guidance. The courses are designed around the specific needs of participants, who share excerpts from their works-in-progress.

Students may take the course for credit more than once. Certificate students are required to take a Projects course in their chosen concentration before enrolling in the Final Project Seminar; in this case, the objective is to emerge with a nearly finished version of their project, ready for a final polish. (12 hours/All Levels)

Bryce Lankard is a North Carolina native and graduate of UNC–Chapel Hill. His work has been published in numerous magazines, including the Village Voice and the New York Times Magazine. In 1995 he co-founded Tribe Magazine in New Orleans, serving as creative director. After Hurricane Katrina he cofounded the nonprofit New Orleans Photo Alliance. Since returning to North Carolina, he has helped develop and coordinate what is now the Click! Triangle Photography Festival. His most recent project, “Drawn to Water,” debuted as a solo exhibition at Flanders Gallery in Raleigh in October 2016.



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The Digital Print: Photographic Currency
 


In this seven-week course, students will learn how to edit image files using Photoshop to ensure that their prints look as good on paper as they do on the screen. We will make prints of various sizes and experiment with different papers. The final products will be archival-quality, suitable for hanging in a gallery. (18 hours / All levels)


Harlan Campbell is the photography and digital arts associate at the Center for Documentary Studies, where he has taught a multitude of photography courses for over a decade. He has a degree in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. While Harlan’s personal work focuses mainly on portraiture and landscape photography, his freelance projects have included book and album covers. He also specializes in custom scanning, processing, and printing for artists and galleries. His recent work employs historic processes, such as wet plate collodion and gelatin dry plate.



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