Come along for a week of travel around the central coast of Maine and surrounding area as we photographically explore the landscape and how it describes and defines a way of life.  We will use the Maine landscape as a base to build on, incorporating environmental portraits, architecture, interiors and exteriors to create a sense of place.  The week together will also include discussions on important figures in contemporary and historic photography, the tools they employ to present their message, and strategies to consider in reaching your own audience.  We will work together to create and edit a personal series of photographs that describe your experience in this unique landscape and lend to a sense of place.

This workshop is designed to pair with The Handmade Photographic Book, offered the following week, but is not required to be taken in sequence.         

Daily Activities

We will travel together throughout the central coast of Maine landscape and towns to photograph and discuss techniques for photographing a variety of subjects.  In addition, we will spend some time in the studio on constructive critique, editing, and post-production methods. 

Instructors

Eliot Dudik

Eliot Dudik is a photographic artist, educator, and bookmaker exploring the connection between culture, memory, landscape, history, and politics.  His first monograph, ROAD ENDS IN WATER, was published in 2010.  In 2012, Dudik was named one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch and one of Oxford American Magazine’s 100 New Superstars of Southern Art.  He was awarded the PhotoNOLA Review Prize in 2014 for his Broken Land and Still Lives portfolio, resulting in a book publication and solo exhibition.  Broken Land was most recently published as a feature in the July/August 2015 issue of Smithsonian Magazine.  FLASH FORWARD 2015 chose the series for publication and exhibition in Toronto and Boston.

His photographs have been installed in group and solo exhibitions across the United States and Canada including Dishman Art Museum (TX), Morris Museum of Art (GA), Masur Museum of Art (LA), Muscarelle Museum of Art (VA), Cassilhaus (NC), Annenberg Space for Photography (CA), Columbia Museum of Art (SC), Southeast Museum of Photography (FL), Welch Gallery at Georgia State University (GA), Rebecca Randall Bryan Gallery at Coastal Carolina University (SC), Staniar Gallery at Washington and Lee University (VA), New Orleans Photo Alliance (LA), Carte Blanche Gallery (CA), Davis Gallery at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville (FL), Carlson Gallery at the University of La Verne (CA), and the Division Gallery in Toronto, Canada, for examples.  Upcoming solo exhibitions also include the Griffin Museum of Photography (MA) and the Center for Fine Art Photography (CO).

Eliot taught photography at the University of South Carolina from 2011 to 2014 before founding the photography program within the Department of Art and Art History at the College of William & Mary where he is currently teaching and directing the Andrews Gallery at the college.