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Presence + Place: A Photography Workshop, August 5, 2017
Sat, August 5, 2017, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
Inspired by the captivating photography of Abelardo Morell and the enduring legacy of Henry David Thoreau, join us for a photograpy workshop that celebrates both place and time. For photographers of all types and experience levels who are interested in grounding themselves deeply in deCordova's landscape, seeing nature through new lenses, and experimenting with recording time.
Morell and Thoreau share deCordova histories. Morell is being honored at deCordova's 2017 gala, received deCordova's distinguished Rappaport prize in 2006, and has been in the museum's collection since 1998 represented by his camera obscura and map images. In the "Ponds" chapter of Walden, Thoreau offers firm opinions of Flint's Pond adjacent to deCordova and its nineteenth-century owner, Farmer Flint.
No photography experience necessary. Participants use their own photographic equipment of any type (smart phones, film or digital cameras are all ok).
Workshop price includes admission to deCordova and a 2-for-1 pass to Concord Museum.
This program is organized in conjunction with the Concord Museum exhibition, Walden: Four Views by Abelardo Morell (February 9-August 20, 2017), and the 2017 world-wide Thoreau Bicentennial celebration.