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International Center for Photography

Photographs and Film as Markers of Memory

This weekend workshop will examine how narratives can be constructed around place and space in photography and film and how time affects their interpretation. While the medium of film implies the passage of time, photographs suggest a lost moment that has been excerpted from a time continuum. Students will consider the work of photographers, video artists and filmmakers—Stan Douglas, Collier Shorr, Robert Smithson, Jeff Wall, Alain Resnais—who investigate the intersection of memory, history and place. Critiques will center on student projects considering place and project assignments will focus on helping students hone the conceptual underpinnings and the aesthetic sensibilities of their projects.