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Feb 6 - Mar 20 (Thu 6-9pm)
Prerequisites: Any Photo I Class
Photography has always been an integral part of recording family history and experiences. For some artists, family relationships become an inseparable part of their creative work, providing a life-long subject for exploration. Familiar places like the family home, provide a stage for activity and contain a lifetime of objects and stories. Personal histories can also be investigated through old family photographs, and these photos themselves can be incorporated into creative projects.
In this class students will be free to choose and explore any element of domestic life through creative photographic and video projects. Areas of focus will include family rituals and relationships, sentimental or banal objects, connections to physical homes and environments, and family image archives. The broad framework of this class will allow meditations, projects, images and stories to become integral parts of the creative photographic process.
Zack Bent is an artist based in Seattle, Washington. His sculptures, photographs and videos are often mythic translations of his home, his family and the stuff he collects. Bent received degrees in architecture and environmental design from Ball State University and an MFA in photography from the University of Washington. Recent exhibitions of his work have included exhibits at PDX Contemporary (Portland), Crawl Space Gallery (Seattle), G.Gibson Gallery (Seattle), University of Calgary (Alberta CA) along with video screenings at the Weisman Museum of Art (MN), The Banff Center, and MVMA Fest (Marfa TX).
Rental fees (not included in tuition) are charged for use of the Photo Center digital lab to complete assignments outside of class; a list of rental rates for students is available on the Hours/Rates page. Students in this class may opt to have assignments printed through the Photo Center digital printing service; visit the Students page for digital printing service rates and information.