Impasse © Susan Burnstine

Defining the Personal Narrative with Susan Burnstine Workshop

Date: Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 2016
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: Early Bird – Before April 1: $350; After April 1: $395
Location: Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave. Hollywood, California
Tickets: Can be purchased through Eventbrite.

This two-day workshop focuses on exploring and realizing individual narratives through the power of the still image. Using metaphor, symbolism and personal stories participants will learn to articulate and refine their vision in any genre of the medium, whether that be landscapes, portraits, still life, nature, abstract, photojournalism, self-portrait or documentary. As photographers, our images are deeply rooted in personal emotion despite being self-created or found scenarios. The aim of this workshop is to guide photographers to become emotionally connected to each image they create, and to convey their vision in a meaningful, honest and consistent manner.

Bridge To Nowhere © Susan Burnstine

Bridge To Nowhere © Susan Burnstine

Participants will explore their own personal narratives, aesthetics and psychology in image making. Through practical demonstrations, creative exercises, group discussions, shooting assignments and portfolio reviews, photographers will leave the workshop encouraged and inspired to grow to the next level of their creative potential. Additional topics will include, long term project development, techniques, editing portfolios, marketing, publishing and exhibitions.

Join Susan for a rich exploration of the self, as we harness the power of photography to realize individual narratives.

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About Susan Burnstine

Susan Burnstine is an award-winning fine art and commercial photographer originally from Chicago now based in Los Angeles. Susan is represented in galleries across the world, widely published, teaches workshops internationally, and has also written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column for Black & White Photography Magazine (UK). Damiani Editore will publish Susan’s second book, Absence of Being, this fall. Her web site is www.susanburnstine.com.

Around The Bend © Susan Burnstine

Around The Bend © Susan Burnstine

 

In The Midst © Susan Burnstine

In The Midst © Susan Burnstine

 

Impasse © Susan Burnstine

Impasse © Susan Burnstine

Syria, Aleppo, 2013 © Moises Saman/Magnum Photos

Photo Independent and Magnum Photos Present Los Angeles Workshops with Constantine Manos, Bruce Gilden and Moises Saman

Photo Independent is proud to announce a partnership with Magnum Photos. For nearly seventy years, Magnum’s international photographers have chronicled the world; interpreting its environment, people and events and helping to shape documentary photography as a modern form of artistic expression.

Magnum WorshopsPhoto Independent is championing a new generation of photographers creating pathways; helping to forge new careers. A partnership with Magnum is a great way to do that. Fostering the work of mid-career photographic artists, these Magnum and Photo Independent programs highlight and nurture the work of up and coming emerging artists as well.

Photo Independent has teamed up with Magnum to offer a brand new program of professional development workshops, April 18-22, 2016. Taught by leading Magnum photographers and industry professionals, the program presents incredible training opportunities for innovative photography professionals.

Aimed at photographers with a good understanding of photographic practice, each Magnum photographer will lead their groups through a daily program of shooting, reviews, group critiques, mentoring, editing sessions and the opportunity to learn amongst peers. Students will spend the five days alongside their selected photographer developing visual language, photographic identity, practical, technical and conceptual skills and the expertise required to compete in a changing marketplace. Participants will be asked to approach a photographic story in Los Angeles or the surrounding area. Upon acceptance, students will be emailed a welcome package with directives from their instructor as well as pertinent details about the workshop and information on traveling to and working in Los Angeles.

The initial workshops will be lead by prominent Magnum photographers Constantine Manos, Moises Saman and Bruce Gilden. Each photographer will lead students through a focused program:

Constantine Manos: The Extraordinary and The Everyday

The primary mission of this workshop is to teach precise techniques for photographing in the public domain unobtrusively at close range – combining people, place, and moment in unique images. Students will strive to capture magic moments that make complex statements and reflect your personal feelings toward the subject matter.

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Daytona Beach, Florida, 1997 © Constantine Manos/Magnum Photos

Daytona Beach, Florida, 1997 © Constantine Manos/Magnum Photos

Moises Saman: Visual Storytelling

This intensive five day program designed to guide and encourage photographers in refining visual narratives in the Magnum tradition of documentary storytelling.

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Syria, Aleppo, 2013 © Moises Saman/Magnum Photos

Syria, Aleppo, 2013 © Moises Saman/Magnum Photos

Bruce Gilden: Be Yourself

Open to both passionate amateurs and professionals, Bruce Gilden’s workshop will help you define your personal vision, sharing with you his own experience and the principles that have guided his career.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, 2014 © Bruce Gilden/Magnum Photos

Las Vegas, Nevada, 2014 © Bruce Gilden/Magnum Photos

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