Looking to Learn — Dawoud Bey and Carrie Mae Weems - Winter 2023

Looking to Learn — Dawoud Bey and Carrie Mae Weems - Winter 2023

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Dr. Elizabeth Brown
DATE / TIME January 14, 24 & 31, 2023 | Sat 11am-1pm & Tue 6-8pm
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FORMAT In-person, enrollment is limited to 12 students; review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols for information about requirements for students, faculty, and staff.
LEVEL Open to all levels

Using Seattle Art Museum's current exhibition Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue as inspiration, this workshop will be based on close “readings” of these two renowned photo-media artists. Each of these photographers approaches their work differently. Each “model” suggests a different notion of how photography defines or delineates their practice; each is thoughtful about form, technique, process, content, and concept — every aspect of making work that can influence the viewer’s experience.

The first meeting, on Saturday, January 14 (11am-1pm) will take place in SAM’s galleries as we consider each artist’s projects and conceptual strategies. Participants will then develop skills in critical analysis and research, derive take-aways from these two models, and incorporate new approaches into their own work for our subsequent group critiques at PCNW on Tuesday, January 24 & 31 (6-8pm).

The approach of this workshop offers a chance to blow your own working process wide open to better comprehend your priorities and intentions.


Image © Alborz Kamalizad, Courtesy of SAM


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