Kim Beil – Good Pictures

Kim Beil joins FotoFika TODAY. In this talk, Kim Beil introduces her Fotofika assignment, “Good Pictures Break the Rules,” with a visual tour of aesthetic rules that have been overturned in photography since the 20th century. She argues that breaking the rules can be a radical act: a rejection of the stylistic status quo can […]

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FotoFika – Strange Fire Collective – 3/17/2021

Join us this Wednesday for a conversation with Rafael Soldi and Keavy Handley-Byrne from Strange Fire Collective about their extensive collections of educational classroom resources Strange Fire re-imagines how their archive can bring long-lasting change to the institutions educating the next generation of thinkers. They developed tools to utilize and interpret their archive in  classroom settings, […]

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LAUNCH PARTY – FotoFika 2020 AllStar Trading Cards

Join us this Wednesday for an impromptu launch party to celebrate the start of our Kickstarter campaign. We are raising money to support the publication of photographs from all student participants in the 2020 Allstar FotoFika Trading Card project. We’ll unveil and unbox the BETA deck and officially launch the campaign.  Please share with family and friends: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spenational/fotofika-2020-all-stars-trading-card-projectWe’re inviting all our 134 […]

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FotoFika Dec 15th – Jonathan Molina-Garcia

For our final FotoFika of 2020, Assistant Professor, Jonathan Molina-Garcia from VCUarts will join us.  Molina-Garcia was already using hybrid teaching/critique strategies in his classroom even before COVID 19 and has since incorporated innovative remote teaching and student focused engagement at both the grad and undergraduate level. Jonathan Molina-Garcia is an assistant professor of Photography […]

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Ben Gest & Atget…..

This Wednesday Ben Gest will be joining us to continue our conversation about critiques, he’ll be introducing us to his critique software – Atget Studio. Atget Studio provides a simple digital platform that makes a back-and-forth exchange between creator and teacher fast and effective. Ask questions, share your art and receive critical and clear feedback […]

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Nick Shepard Loves “Concept Board”

Two weeks ago I was lucky enough to login to Nick Shepard’s presentation at the SPE Online Conference for the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Chapters.  The amazing Nick Shepard created multi camera studio set up in an AirBnB with borrowed equipment and available lighting, using his laptop, a cell phone and an old 5D Mark II […]

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Summer Workshops For Preparing for continued uncertainty in Fall 2020

I will be offering 4 workshops this summer, details for RSVPing will be forthcoming as we solidify. Workshops will take place on Wednesdays but unlike the regular FotoFika slot, we will meet from 2 to 4 (EDT). The dates and general topics are as follows: Workshops will be participatory and emphasize problem solving and solutions […]

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181 Cards and Counting!

The FotoFika Allstars trading card project is closing in on 200 submissions to date.  We have students from around the world including China, Australia and New Zealand.  Becky Senf, Anne, Betsy and I have reached to our network of artists, curators and programers and can confirm the participation of the following list of AWESOME (which […]

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