One day workshop
Sat, Oct. 9, 2021
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Taught in English and Spanish
(Members have a 20% discount with code)
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
How would you photograph yourself without falling into an easy selfie? What can you tell us about yourself through other images that represent you?
In a world consumed by social media and photography, in which more than 100 million selfies are taken each day, this hands-on workshop is geared towards reflective thinking about the relationships between photography and self-portraiture in an ample way, poetically figuring out how images of ourselves may work in many ways, as we look to the future.
The instructor will guide through some photographic exercises and encourage you to push your boundaries to make a great self-portrait!
During the first part of the class, we will talk collectively about the profusion of selfies, see some samples from art, fashion, advertising, politics, etc., and analyze them. We will also discuss the use of photography as a tool for creating visual metaphors that can speak about ourselves.
The second half will be devoted to shooting and working with images. Towards the end, we will have a final conversation, self-evaluation, and peer reviews. The idea is that you will learn to articulate both verbally and visually about how to express yourself through photography expanding the criteria of self-portraiture.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Amalia Caputo is a Venezuelan American photo and video-based artist, independent curator and art writer whose work focuses on memory, the archive, feminine identity and the study of photography itself.
She holds a BA in Art History from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and an MFA in Studio Art and Photography from New York University and the International Center of Photography. Caputo is a current Artist-in-Residence at the Deering Estate and the Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami. Previously, she was a resident artist at Oolite Arts.
Some of her recent solo exhibitions include Every Being is an Island, Deering Estate, Miami, FL, (2021); Amalia Caputo: Senescere Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia (MACZUL) (2019), Maracaibo, Venezuela; Transferences 2.0 Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL(2019),.
Selected recent group shows include Diverse Networks (2021), Oolite Arts, Miami; Spring Contemporary: Homemaking (2021), Deering Estate, Miami; HERland: Women Artists in the Collection of Molaa, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA, among others.
Caputo received an Ellies Creator Award from Oolite Arts in 2020.