Saturday mornings, June 29 – August 24, 2019, 10am-12:30pm
Room 110, Eiben Hall, Chaminade University
Instructor: Franco Salmoiraghi
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from one of Hawaii’s master photographers.
Photographer Franco Salmoiraghi integrates class assignment with discussing his work from a lifetime of 65 years in photography. He says, “I have been fortunate to see the world through the lens of a camera. Making a living as a photographer has molded my life and the images I have made.”
Pictures accumulate over years and decades. However, it is in the day to day experiences of observing the world we encounter by picking up a camera and noting the visual evidence of what we see and feel in our most intimate vision that may lead us to the memories of our lifetime.
What is a photographic memory? How may we use our images to create and tell stories? Is what we see today –– in a photograph we made yesterday –– evidence of a moment lived –– or does it create a map leading toward an understanding of those ephemeral experiences?
Participants explore situations and possibilities, in weekly discussions, assignments, and field work, based on subject and content of photographs in his presentations.
Possible themes for assignments based on work from Franco’s various projects:
With No Intent Discoveries Through Wandering – All & Everything
The Streets of New York City to Hilo
Unknown Cultures and Places Waipi’o Valley / Kaho’olawe / Sugar Plantations
Something Personal Family, Friends, and Self
Nothing Personal Walls & Emptiness – Rocks, Flora, & Clouds
Prerequisite: A basic knowledge of photography and camera operation.
Note: Class assignments will be viewed and discussed from printed images. Any type of print is acceptable: from your home digital printer or any lab or service bureau such as Kaimuki Camera, Costco, FedEx Office, etc.
Bring one of your most meaningful photographs (as a print) with a very short written story describing your experience with that image for the first class meeting.
Photographer Franco Salmoiraghi, a frequent contributor to regional and international publications, has exhibited extensively throughout Hawai‘i, taught photography and published books of his work. His documentary work on Hawai‘i’s natural, historic and cultural life includes storied and sacred places such as Waipi‘o Valley and Kaho‘olawe.