AE21 Contemplative Photography and The Enveloping Landscape in Spring


Contemplative Photography and The Enveloping Landscape in Spring

ONLINE*  Four sessions: Fridays, May 28 - June 18; 1 - 3:30 p.m.

Instructor: Susan Patrice

$165 member | $185 non-member

BRN Elective credit, NC EE Criteria II or III credit 



Deepen your intimacy with your surroundings and the natural world through photography. Award-winning documentary photographer Susan Patrice offers a heart-felt photography workshop that combines contemplative practices with ways to document this extraordinary time that might keep us six feet apart from other humans but can inspire a closer and more intimate focus on nature and our surroundings. Through this simple photographic practice, a nearby green space can become an oasis of beauty and connection and your own backyard can come alive with extraordinary photographic opportunities. Four Zoom-based class meetings include photographic assignments, rich sharing and discussion, and supportive critiques. Registration for this class also includes the possibility of meeting outdoors at the Arboretum for in-person practice. Consultations with the instructor to workshop equipment, portfolio or composition questions can be arranged separately on an individual basis. 


Tools: Zoom, Google account for sharing images



*Instructions for joining via Zoom will be sent by email the day prior to the first class. Please add to your contacts to ensure our emails do not end up in your spam folder. This is a live, interactive class, though recordings of class sessions can be made available to registered participants by request if they need to miss a session.


Susan Patrice is a documentary photographer, community artist, and founder of Makers Circle. She recently launched PhotoTerra, a community project that encourages photographers to make and share images of their lived experiences. Susan's own photography and public installations focus primarily on the Southern Landscape and its people and feature intimate images that touch deeply into the questions of place, gender, and belonging. She teaches the contemplative photography courses for Adult Education Programs at The North Carolina Arboretum.


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