Wednesday 3, 10, 17 and 24 October 2018
This short course explores women’s contribution to Humanist Photography – a mid-century style of documentary photography concerned with everyday life and people. Popular in France and the US but also reaching further afield, Humanist Photography changed our relationship with news and how we see the everyday. Through discussion, presentations, and practical tasks, discover some of the female photographers, including Dorothea Lange and Diane Arbus, who were a key part of this movement.
Grace Gelder is a London-based photographer and arts workshop facilitator with a BA in Visual Performance and an MA in Photography. For the last nine years she has been facilitating photography workshops and receiving commissions from a range of clients and groups; often collaborating with charities and organisations that support women’s equality and wellbeing. Grace has extensive experience working with the topic of body image and the nude in photography which she uses as a tool to promote a healthy relationship to the body and our image of ourselves. Grace has developed a variety of approaches to the traditional structure of a photo-shoot and continues to research the role of photographer and subject, exploring new understandings of the ethics of image-making. Grace’s clients include Tate, V&A, BBC and Wellcome Collection.
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