Photography Weekend Workshop: September 14,15,16, 17 2017
Join us for four days in Mississippi. We will explore the Delta, have a private dinner with one of the state's best chefs, have a panel to discuss how to get your work in front of galleries, view local art galleries and the University of Mississippi Museum, have a critique of your work, and more....
Thursday: September 14th
You will arrive in Oxford in the afternoon for a meet and greet. Then we will have a dinner together, provided by a local chef at The Living Room Gallery, in Water Valley.
Friday: September 15th
We will meet at 9AM in the lobby of the Graduate Hotel, to drive over to the Delta, to begin shooting. I will take you on a journey, to find the beauty in the hand painted signs through out the Delta. We will travel from little town to little town, stopping to have lunch in Clarksdale. We will head back to Oxford and you will break off for dinner on your own.
Saturday: September 16th
Free time to shoot in the morning, or explore Oxford, which is a wonderful town, home to William Faulkner. Deep in literary history, you will not be without so much to photograph. We will meet at 1:00PM, after lunch to head to the local galleries and museums, where we will speak with different curators and guest artists about art and photography and ways to get your work in front of galleries. After that, we will have a group critique as well as a one on one with the instructor. We will all have dinner together at Taylor Catfish.
Sunday: September 17th
Coffee and pastries to say our goodbyes. Meet at The Graduate Hotel.
Flashdrive to upload your work from the weekend
*This class is limited to 10 students. You will be responsible for your own lodging, but a discount to The Graduate Hotel will be offered.
Deadline to registar is AUGUST 26th, 2017
About the instructor:
Erin Austen Abbott, (born in 1976), grew up in Oxford, Mississippi before moving to Florida in 1985. She lived in the Tampa Bay area until graduation from the University of South Florida. After graduation, Erin moved to Boston to attend the Museum School of Fine Arts for photography and then to Seattle to attend the Photographic Center Northwest. Erin has had gallery shows of her photography work in Tampa, Boston, Seattle, Los Angeles, Memphis, Oxford, MS, Water Valley, MS, Berlin, Milan, and Basel. Aside from having work published in many national publications, such as GQ, Teen Vogue, and Los Angeles Times, and on many blogs. She is also a freelance writer for Design Sponge.
She has been featured on/in Design Sponge, Anthology, Pennyweight, in the NY Times Home section, Redbook Magazine, Lonny, Flea Market Style Magazine, Real Simple, Garden and Gun, in the book Sage Living by Anne Sage, to name a few. She opened Amelia, in 2009 and her first book, out on Chronicle Books, called How To Make It : 25 Makers Share The Secrets To Building A Creative Business. Erin lives in Water Valley, Mississippi.