Photographing People, from Home to the Street 1W23
Age Group:Teens (17+), Adults
Are you interested in elevating the visual and conceptual standards of your photographs of people? In this class we will learn how to photograph people in a variety of situations, and to transform these captured moments into universal truths that resonate. By employing a new assignment each week, students will be encouraged to photograph in both new and familiar situations to capture a broad range of the human experience.
Limit 8 students
I took this class because I wanted to continue my studies; classes provide structure for me in my photographing endeavors. Plus, I consider Robin Radin a fine teacher. Some of my favorite aspects of this class were the nature of the weekly assignments; the room for close readings of student photographs; the size of the class; and the instructor's approach. I was completely happy with the class!
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Robin Radin is a Boston based photographer whose career as an exhibiting artist and educator has spanned nearly forty years. She received her B.F.A. from Tufts University and the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts in 1983, and her M.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art in 1992. Her photographs have been exhibited and published nationally. Radin’s work has been presented in over fifty venues, some of which include The Danforth Museum of Art-Framingham,MA, The Institute of Contemporary Art-Boston, MA, The Cambridge Art Association-Cambridge, MA, Bunker Hill Community College-Boston, MA, The Photographic Resource Center-Boston, MA, The Aidekman Art Center at Tufts University-Medford, MA, The Center For Photography-Woodstock, NY, The Museum of Anthropology-California State University, The Print Club-Philadelphia, PA, Museum of Fine Arts-Florida State University, The Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts-Racine, WI, South Shore Art Center-Cohasset, MA, Nexus Contemporary Art Center-Atlanta, GA, The Dean’s Gallery at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Texas Woman’s University, Fort Scott Community College-Fort Scott, KS, and The Garvey Art Center at Friends University-Wichita, KS. In 2010, in collaboration with writer Lynne Anderson, her photographs were included in the book Breaking Bread: Recipes and Stories From Immigrant Kitchens, published by the University of California Press.
Radin’s work has been reproduced in numerous exhibition catalogues and has been reviewed in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Art New England, The Bay State Banner, The Chicago Reader, and The Woodstock Times. Twice her work has been featured on the Boston Neighborhood Network News cable TV program as well as on a WBZ (CBS) special about Jamaica Plain Open Studios. Not only has Radin exhibited annually in Jamaica Plain Open Studios since its inception twenty-five years ago, she has also served on the board of The Jamaica Plain Arts Council for over eighteen years, and she administers the fundraising efforts for that organization. Radin is a 2003 recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant in Photography.
Materials to bring to class:
Students must have access to either a film or digital camera, and be prepared to bring in 4” x 6” prints from their weekly photo assignments.