Debbie Fleming Caffery: Visual Storytelling

New workshop scheduled with Debbie Fleming Caffery: Visual Storytelling, October 21-24, 2010.
This workshop invites photographers to explore a unique and challenging intersection, one that is fundamental to the nature of photography- images that document the world from a personal perspective.
Famous for her remarkably poetic and insightful documentary portraits, Debbie Fleming Caffery shares her wealth of experience, techniques and unique personal approaches to the special relationship that exists between the photographer and the subject, and the world at large. Open to all levels, this four-day workshop prepares participants working in black and white or color photography to observe and respond to the poetic possibilities that are present in each moment.
Through daily morning discussions and reviews of works in progress followed by afternoon shooting sessions, participants hone their skills, capture emotional content, and create memorable images in a legendary New Orleans neighborhood.
Famous for its friendly, eccentric and colorful characters, the French Quarter over its nearly 300-year history has inspired artists and writers from Edgar Degas and Walker Evans to William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams and any number of others whose creativity was sparked by its diverse and individualistic inhabitants. Mime artists and street performers, exotic dancers and drag queens, blues singers and fortunetellers all contribute to the heady mix of a neighborhood known for round the clock street life. Debbie also covers the practical aspects of the photographer’s tool kit: camera systems, lenses, film selection and printing, as well as the possibilities posed by the final result, for instance, a book, an exhibition or a portfolio of images.
This workshop prepares each photographer to enter the field with an active eye, heart, and mind, ready to observe and respond to poetic possibilities present in each moment. There are daily discussions and reviews of work in progress, as well as shooting assignments designed to help participants hone their abilities to recognize and capture emotional content and create memorable images. Participants should be confident working on their own as each student works on a project for the duration of the workshop.
Participants are encouraged to research possible subjects prior to arrival and come ready to continue to research with an open mind upon their arrival.
A portfolio is required for admission.
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