ICP-Beijing: Behind the Scenes

When 1 Jul 2011 - 12 Jul 2011
Where ICP School
1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
United States
Enquiry 212.857.0001

July 1 to 12, 2011

(12 days programming, 13 Nights Lodging)

Instructor: Sean Justice (Sean@seanjustice.com)

In collaboration with the International Center of Photography, in New York, and the Three Shadows Photography Centre, in Beijing: a photographic arts workshop in China.

Make photographs and explore Chinese culture in a behind-the-scenes, personalized tour of Beijing. Join a conversation about photography, art, and the intersection of Western and Eastern visual culture.

In this 12 day seminar we’ll visit Beijing’s arts districts, galleries, and studios, and walk through some of the world’s most renowned historical heritage sites — the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Houhai Lake District, among many others. Along the way we’ll take pictures in order to understand our experience, and to further our ability to ask the most interesting questions. In personalized critiques with Western and Chinese photographers, artists and curators, we’ll discuss our work in the context of age-old considerations such as form and design, as well as in the light an emerging awareness of our cultural assumptions. Suggested reading and viewing will include essays on Chinese art history, philosophy, novels, as well as Chinese documentary and feature films. For comparison, essays from the Western tradition will be included, too.

The purpose of this workshop is to engage photographic sensibilities at a deep level; to challenge us to see the world in a new way; and to enable us to bring those heightened visual skills to bear on the work we do back home.

The workshop fee is $3,500 and includes 12 days programming and 13 nights lodging, welcome and farewell dinners, entrance fees to sites, and internal transportation. The workshop is limited to 12 participants. The single supplement is $800.

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