This hands-on class is designed for the intermediate photographer who wants to take their technical proficiency to the next level exploring concept, subject matter and self-expression. Emphasis is placed on developing a personal vision and approach to picture making. The class work can be done in any format: digital, film, black & white, or color. Solid basic photographic knowledge is required. The instructor will lead insightful, engaging critiques of student work, assign a theme and give individual feedback on the progress of the work. A brief history of photography will be presented and the work of noted photographers will be introduced.
Photo Center Orientation is not required for this class, but it is required if student wishes to come to the Photo Center outside the workshop to develop film on their own and/or print their own photos in the Darkroom.
Grant Rusk (Scroll down for more information about the instructor)
Dates and Time
September 30 – November 4
Fall 2023 registration opens Aug 19 at 10am
*Priority registration for active scholarship recipients starts Aug 16
Instructor Bio – Grant Rusk
Grant Rusk received his a master’s degree in art from Cal State Fullerton in 1973. He came of age as a photographer in the early 1970s, when the importance and meaning of photography as a fine art was widely debated in the art world. Through the establishment of several important graduate programs in fine art photography at the University of California’s Los Angeles and Irvine campus as well as the California Institute of the Arts and California State University, Fullerton, Southern California began to attract national and international attention for the diversity of photo based artwork produced in the region. He was deeply influenced by an approach to landscape photography developed in Southern California that came to be known as “New Topographics”.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eRusk’s photographs have been included in numerous prestigious group exhibitions including: Seismic Shift: Lewis Baltz, Joe Deal and the California Landscape Photography 1944-1984, American Photography in the 1970’s, Discovering the River: Perspectives on the L.A. River Watershed, Landscape Now, Emerging Los Angeles Photographers, and Eight Los Angeles Photographers.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eHis Photographs are in the collections of the California Museum of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Oakland Museum of California, Bancroft Library, George Eastman Museum, among others.