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Fall 2019 – Photographic Metaphors and Visual Storytelling

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PHOTOGRAPHIC METAPHORS AND VISUAL STORYTELLING
Ellen Jacob
4 Sessions >> Saturday- Sunday, October 26 -27 and November 2- November 3
Time 10:00-1:00, Studio 20A, Tuition $195

What is a visual metaphor? In this workshop, you’ll learn what a visual metaphor is and how to use the power of metaphor to tell stories in your photography. We’ll identify strategies that develop your practice more as poetry than documentation. We’ll see how people and objects in a photo can take on symbolic meaning and how the traditional conventions of photography can be applied to suggest new and novel relationships among such subjects. You will discover through discussions and photo sessions how to create your own metaphorical imagery.

We’ll look at great work from history, discussing Steigliz’s Equivalents and other masterworks to gain an understanding of the origin of metaphoric photographic imagery and how it applies to your photographic practice. Working together, we’ll develop a deeper understanding of the visual story and how to sequence and edit your images to tell precisely the story you wish to tell. This intensive includes talks, discussions, photography sessions and critiques. Any camera is fine, including phones.

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Ellen Jacob is an artist-photographer whose practice focuses on social justice. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and internationally, including the FIF International Festival of Photography in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and the 5th Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography in Barcelona, Spain, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, SITE: Brooklyn, Wired Gallery, NY. She is a Ford Foundation Grant recipient, a Josephine Herrick teaching photographer and a member of Soho Photo Gallery in New York City. She spent many years with leading publishing companies as a creative director. Ellen splits her time between San Francisco and New York.

http://ellenjacob.com/


PLEASE NOTE: Public Education courses are held contingent on a minimum enrollment, which is determined two business days prior to a class start date. Public Education Staff will contact you ONLY if there is a course cancellation or change.



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What materials (if any) will I need to bring to class?
Each course requires specific materials that we ask you bring to your first class session so you can get started making right away. Materials lists are available approximately two weeks prior to the course start date. Visit the SFAI website here, click on your course title, and then click on the blue "Materials List" link underneath the course dates. If you have any questions regarding materials, please contact Public Education Staff.

What are my transport/parking options getting to San Francisco Art Institute?
All classes, unless otherwise noted, meet at 800 Chestnut Street, between Jones and Leavenworth. You can find directions to campus on the SFAI website.

SFAI is located in a residential neighborhood, and free two-hour parking is available on all of the streets immediately surrounding the school. The two-hour restriction cuts off at 9 pm, so evening Public Education students do not need to move their car, unless you arrive prior to 7 pm.

SFAI is easily accessible via public transportation, with Muni bus lines #30 Stockton, #45 Union, and #47 Van Ness located within a few blocks of campus.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
SFAI Public Education Staff are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the Public Education program, or our courses. We are in the office Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Call us at: 415.749.4554 or e-mail: publiceducation@sfai.edu

What is the refund policy?
Refund requests must be made in writing to publiceducation@sfai.edu.

For courses that meet for ten sessions or more, a 100% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given if written notice is received at least five business days before the first class. After five business days before the first class, an 80% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received prior to the third class. No refund is given after the class has met three times. Please allow two to three weeks to receive your refund.

For courses that meet for six sessions or fewer, a 100% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received at least five business days before the first class. After five business days before the first class, an 80% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received prior to the second class. No refund is given after the class has met two times. Please allow two to three weeks to receive your refund.

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