Mining the Archives: A Photography Intensive (ONLINE)

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

In a time of confinement, many of us have the opportunity to do deep dives into the photographic elements of our personal archives. These archives can be family photos, personal projects, or a life’s work—the challenge is how to make sense of these materials. This intensive will examine the photo elements of your personal archives.  As a class we will share our collected materials, and through group feedback, we will edit and sequence this photography to find meaningful narratives, examining the images’ modes of creation and context. We will meet virtually via Zoom conferences and post work onto a group blog for a shared experience. Students may use born-digital materials but should have the capacity to digitize analog images and artifacts. Our goals will be unique to each student, whether it’s to discover a family history narrative, clarify one’s personal vision and style, refine a singular project, or find inspiration for new projects via new work or a new curation of an archive. (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 cofounded 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:
This course will be held using Zoom. The instructor will send further instructions for class access and equipment needed closer to the start date. 
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Please keep in mind that, while students need to be available during the listed course times, some of that time will be devoted to working on individual projects. Your instructor will communicate with you about the class schedule and the times that the class will convene online as a group as well as the times that will be spent working on your own.

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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