Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Santa Fe Workshops

Visual Storytelling
Norman Mauskopf
March 15 - March 21, 2009

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call (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.

The key to a successful presentation of photographs, whether it is a portfolio, a book, or a slide show, is an artfully designed sequence of pictures that takes the viewer on a visual, emotional, and intellectual journey. Using class critiques, lectures, visual presentations, and books, participants in this workshop explore the elements that go into creating powerful photographic sequences. Topics covered include how to use design and formal elements as well as subject matter to relate pictures to one another; how to combine such disparate images as landscapes, street photography, nature, architecture, objects, and portraits; how to establish a mood and pace in order to build subtle visual, emotional, and intellectual concepts into a multi-layered sequence; and how to include text, music, or narration. In addition to issues related specifically to photographic storytelling, we also discuss artistic and technical matters related to crafting strong individual images.

Each day we photograph on location in Santa Fe or in the surrounding communities. Daily individual critiques focus on editing each day’s work and incorporating it into an evolving sequence. By week’s end, participants have a strong series of images that can be taken home and presented as a portfolio or a slide show, or crafted into a hand-made book.


Norman Mauskopf, a Santa Fe-based photographer, has taught and inspired students at all levels during his 30-year photographic career. He has had three award-winning books published by Twin Palms Publishers; the most recent, A Time Not Here, documents the musical and spiritual traditions of African Americans in Mississippi.

Norman has had two exhibitions at the International Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan, France, and was recently awarded a W. Eugene Smith Fellowship. He has completed wide-ranging assignments for corporate clients and magazines including Wired, Islands, Travel & Leisure, Outside, and Rolling Stone. This is Norman’s 10th year teaching at The Workshops. His Web site address is www.normanmauskopf.com.

Who Should Attend
This workshop is for serious amateurs and emerging or working professionals. Participants may use either black-and-white C-41 film or digital capture. See the "Digital Cameras" section of General Information. A sample of recent photography is required for admission.

Accommodations Available:

On-campus housing available.
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Meal plan required
Breakfast available

Tuition & Fees
Tuition: $975.00