Virtual Workshops and Talks: PhotoNOLA’s educational online programing is made possible by our long-time partner, Nobechi Creative, an art community that produces incredible lectures, courses, and content for artists, including virtual workshops taught by some of the world’s most highly sought photographers.
- Thursday, December 9
The Documenter and The Documented with Timothy Duffy, Freeman Vines , and George Nobechi
- Saturday, December 11
My Afghanistan with ZALMAÏ and George Nobechi
- Sunday, December 12
Selling Your Art Offline with Martha Zlatar
Free Talk: The Documenter and The Documented: An Inside Look at The Remarkable Story Behind “Hanging Tree Guitars”
Thursday, December 9, 4:30 pm-5:45 pm
Free to attend
About this workshop:
To meet Freeman Vines is to meet America itself. An artist, a luthier and a spiritual philosopher, Vines’ life is a roadmap of the truths and contradictions of the American South. He remembers the hidden histories of the eastern North Carolina land on which his family has lived since enslavement. For over 50 years Vines has transformed materials culled from a forgotten landscape in his relentless pursuit of building a guitar capable of producing a singular tone that has haunted his dreams. From tobacco barns, mule troughs, and radio parts he has created hand-carved guitars, each instrument seasoned down to the grain by the echoes of its past life. In 2015 Vines befriends photographer Timothy Duffy and the two begin to document the guitars, setting off a mutual outpouring of the creative spirit. But when Vines acquires a mysterious stack of wood from the site of a lynching, Vines and Duffy find themselves each grappling with the spiritual unrest and the psychic toll of racial violence living in the very grain of America. – text courtesy of the Music Maker Foundation Hanging Tree Guitars book page.
Join renowned photographer Timothy Duffy (the documenter) in conversation with celebrated artist/musician Freeman Vines (the documented) in a special, free event moderated by George Nobechi. Click here to register.
Saturday, December 11, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Free to attend
About the workshop:
2021 has been a tragic year for Afghanistan, but it is also easy to forget that war and tragedy have ravaged and torn apart this country for over forty years. Join award-winning, Afghan-born photographer ZALMAÏ in this special event that is part of the virtual programming for PhotoNOLA 2021.
ZALMAÏ has also documented migration and refugee crises around the world, and his current work is focused on the coming environmental refugee crises that are beginning to emerge due to climate change. “Beneath the Lake and the Stars” is his important project about the vital Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia, and the changes that have been occurring there.Click here to register.
Sunday, December 12, 11:00 am-1:00 pm
$55, or $40 for NOPA Members (email email@example.com for discount code)
About the workshop:
Many artists find selling their art a hard and daunting experience. Some artists may even perceive selling as a fake and deceitful endeavor where you have to convince someone to acquire your work. With these kinds of ideas, it’s no wonder so many artists stay away from learning how to sell altogether. It’s easier to stick to the belief that the art will sell itself or resign yourself to the idea that you simply do not have the personality to be a good salesperson.
Selling your art does not have to be difficult. There are stages to the sales process and if you
learn and practice these stages you will start to see results. You may even start enjoying selling your work and getting to know your buyers and collectors. Click here to register.