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Closing Deadlines for Fall 2015 Aperture Workshops

Join us this fall for the chance to work side-by-side major with figures in the global photographic community in an intimate and immersive classroom.

 - August 28, 2015

The Aperture Foundation workshop program continues a valued tradition originating with Aperture magazine’s founding editor and legendary teacher, Minor White. Known for his open-minded, inventive, and insightful approach to teaching, White leaves a legacy that defines the workshop program at Aperture. The workshops bring students, professionals, and amateurs together with leading photographers working in a variety of fields and genres for intensive educational experiences. Our classes focus on topics related to photobook design and history, current photographic practice, and the history of the medium.

Join us this fall for the chance to work side-by-side with major figures in the global photographic community in an intimate and immersive classroom.

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Jamey Stillings, Nevada Arch Segment, April 29, 2009; from the series The Bridge at Hoover Dam

Mary Virginia Swanson: Securing Support for Your Long-Term Project
Saturday, September 12, and Saturday 19, 2015 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., both days
Registration ends Sunday, September 6, 2015

Join Mary Virginia Swanson for a two-part workshop designed for photographers who would like to learn how to secure funding for a long-term personal project through drafting a successful proposal and budget, as well as learn how to build awareness for that project. The workshop will also explore various types of funding, as well as different approaches to expanding your audience.

Mary Virginia Swanson is an author, educator, and consultant who helps artists find the strengths in their work, identify appreciative audiences, and present their work in an informed, professional manner. Her seminars and lectures on marketing opportunities aid photographers in moving their careers to the next level.

Swanson is the recipient of the 2013 Focus Lifetime Achievement Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography, and the 2014 Susan Carr Award for Education from the American Society of Media Photographers. The Society for Photographic Education named her the 2015 Honored Educator. Swanson coauthored Publish Your Photography Book (revised edition, 2014) with Darius Himes. Her latest publication, Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs, will be released in 2015.

The featured image, Nevada Arch Segment, April 29, 2009 is from Jamey Stillings’ exhibition and book of the same name, The Bridge at Hoover Dam, a project that is featured as a case study in Swanson’s upcoming publication, Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs.

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Photograph by Nicolas Haeni and Thomas Rousset, from Self Publish, Be Happy (Aperture, 2015)

Bruno Ceschel: The Self-Published Photo Book
Saturday and Sunday, September 26-27, 2015 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., both days
Registration ends Sunday, September 20, 2015

Join Bruno Ceschel, founder of Self Publish, Be Happy—and author of the book of the same name, to be published by Aperture in fall 2015—for a two-day intensive workshop conceived for people interested in publishing their own photobooks.

Bruno Ceschel is a writer, curator, and lecturer on photography at the University of the Arts London. He is the founder of Self Publish, Be Happy (SPBH), an organization that collects, promotes, and studies contemporary self-published photobooks. SPBH’s library contains more than two thousand publications, and the organization produces an extensive series of workshops, talks, and projects. Self Publish, Be Happy has organized events at a number of institutions around the world, including Aperture, Tate Modern, The Photographers’ Gallery, Serpentine Galleries, C/O Berlin, and Kunsthal Charlottenborg, among others. Ceschel is also the director of SPBH Editions, which has most recently published books by Cristina de Middel, Lucas Blalock, Mariah Robertson, Gareth McConnell, and Lorenzo Vitturi. Ceschel writes regularly for a number of publications, such as Foam, the British Journal of Photography, and Aperture magazine, and has guest-edited issues of Photography and Culture, OjodePez, and The PhotoBook Review.

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Doug DuBois, Lise and Spencer, Ithaca, NY, 2004

Doug DuBois: The Intimate Photograph
Saturday, October 3, Saturday, October 17, 2015 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m, both days
This workshop is sold out. Please contact [email protected] to be placed on the waiting list.

Join photographer Doug DuBois for a two-part workshop through which students will gain a better understanding of how to articulate intimacy and explore ways of creating photographs that demonstrate a certain closeness between photographer, subject, and viewer. Students will work with DuBois to assemble a rhetorical rather than purely emotional guide to photography’s intimate claims.

Doug DuBois has photographs in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, MacDowell Colony, and National Endowment for the Arts. DuBois has exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum and MoMA, The Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin and the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma in Italy. He has photographed for magazines, including the New York Times Magazine, Time, Details, and GQ. He has published two books with Aperture: All the Days and Nights in 2009 and My Last Day at Seventeen, which will be available in the fall of 2015. DuBois teaches in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University and in the Limited Residency MFA program at Hartford Art School.