@Lenscratch on 2020 All Stars.

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Thanks Aline Smithson for writing about the 2020 All Stars in Lenscratch! In 2020, the pandemic impacted graduating students in a profound way. Thesis shows were cancelled, graduations were unique to say the least, and many students felt shorted by the last days of in person learning. But with difficult situations comes new ways of […]

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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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No Studio / Studio Lighting

Join us TODAY when Geoff Delanoy, Lindsay Metivier, B. Proud, E. Brady Robinson, and Elena Volkova share their strategies for teaching studio lighting photography in our virtual classrooms. Similar to last week, we’ll use the meeting more as an open forum/workshop. Each of our guests will share their thoughts on teaching studio lighting virtually. See you Soon: JANUARY 20th, […]

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FotoFika Workshop January 6

Reminder– We will be having a FotoFika Workshop on January 6 at 4PM EST to talk about teaching darkroom photography with reduced, distanced or non-existent class darkroom time. Online, Hybrid and Traditional all have their challenges and advantages and I am hopeful that once Covid no longer dictates our teaching we will emerge with more […]

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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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Terry Barrett!

Please join FotoFika this week as Anne, Betsy and John host Terry Barrett for “Interactive Crits”an informal discussion of rationales and strategies for studio critiques during troubled times. 4pm EST – Wednesday, 11/18/20 Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/93761631388 Terry Barrett is the author of books on criticism and aesthetics including Criticizing Photographs and CRITS. A new edition […]

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Critique

My thinking about critique was piqued for three (and then more) reasons this fall. Before the semester started in a meeting with John and Anne, Anne suggested we watch this video, The Room of Silence addressing ways in which some BIPOC students feel in critiques. I began to think a lot about race and critiques. […]

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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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