Isaac Diggs Workshop
International House Hotel (Teutonia Room)
Friday, Dec 13, 2019
Class limit: 10
Workshop fee: $195 | REGISTER HERE
Connect the Dots: Photographic Practice in the Context of Community
This workshop is for artists interested in leveraging the power of community to realize their projects. We will explore strategies that help us engage the collective wisdom of the communities we hope to affect throughout the creation, funding and presentation of our work- without losing a sense of control or authorship. Isaac will present three personal case studies from various environments that highlight the joys and challenges of collaboration, developing networks, fiscal sponsorship, working in new environments and crowd funding, among other issues. Ample time will be given to discussing the work of participants with an eye to helping you jump start your project.
Who should attend?
This workshop will be most beneficial to photographers who have already started a community based project, though all who are interested are welcome. Through a series of presentations, group discussions, and portfolio reviews, participants will learn how to more effectively engage with communities.
Participants should bring a digital portfolio of 10 images to share with the class.
About the instructor
Isaac Diggs is a photographer and educator. For over two decades he has photographed the urban fabric of cities and communities in the United States and abroad. His work has been exhibited in the United States and Japan, and is part of private and public collections like the New York Public Library and the Walker Art Center, among others. He has received support from the Asian Cultural Council, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and The Puffin Foundation.
A native of Cleveland, OH, Diggs received his B.A. in English Literature at Columbia University and his M.F.A. in photography from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts since 2000. His book, 125th: Time in Harlem, done in collaboration with Edward Hillel, was published in 2014. Two new books of his photography, Lagos and Middle Distance or The Anxiety of Influence: Photographs from Los Angeles, were published by +KGP in 2019.
International House Hotel
221 Camp Street
2nd Floor – Teutonia Room
New Orleans, LA 70130
Top image: Diggs & Hillel – Raybone Jones in His Basement Studio, 2015
Lower image: Diggs & Hillel – Video Shoot at the Former Packard Plant, 2015
Cancellations before November 20 will be issued a refund minus a $50 processing fee if we are able to fill your spot. Cancellations after Nov. 20 are not eligible for refunds.