Wednesday evenings, February 20 – March 27, 6:30-9:00 pm.
Room 110, Eiben Hall, Chaminade University
Instructors: Alison Beste and David Ulrich
Knowledge of the history of photography and of contemporary practitioners is a key factor in your success with the medium and in your ability to communicate through images. Explore the history of photography through several major contemporary trends defined by historic and current photographers. The key trends that we examine include:
Identity & Portrait
Conceptual and Experimental
Landscape and Metaphor
Photography for Social Change
Photojournalism and the Marketplace
Each trend is explored through a slide show, discussion, and a hands-on assignment/critique. Participants have a chance to explore contemporary trends through both dialogue and practice. Please bring an openness to discovery.
Alison Beste is a faculty member at Mid Pacific Institute where she teaches photography and design courses. She also instructs photography workshops for National Geographic Student Expeditions, Pacific Media Arts, and Honolulu Museum of Art School. Alison’s photographs have exhibited and won awards in Hawai’i and on the mainland. Her body of work Oil Tanker Sunsets was featured at the Artists of Hawai‘i exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art in 2015. www.alisonbeste.com
David Ulrich is a core faculty member and creative director for Pacific New Media. He is an active photographer and writer whose work has been published in numerous books and journals. Ulrich`s photographs have been exhibited internationally in over 75 exhibitions. He is the author of The Widening Stream: the Seven Stages of Creativity and Zen Camera: Creative Awakening with a Daily Practice in Photography (2018). www.creativeguide.com