specifically chosen to be artists outside the wedding & portrait genre, get ready for your mind to be blown
these keynote speakers will be giving presentations in the mornings before the class sessions
ALEX & REBECCA WEBB
Alex Webb is known for his vibrant color work, including The Suffering of Light, a survey book of 30 years of his color photographs. He’s exhibited at museums worldwide including the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A Magnum Photos member since 1979, his work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, and other publications. He has received numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007. His most recent books are La Calle: Photographs from Mexico and Slant Rhymes, the latter with Rebecca Norris Webb. He’s represented by Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, and Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago.
Originally a poet, Rebecca Norris Webb often interweaves her text andphotographs in her six books, most notably with her monograph, My Dakota—an elegy for her brother who died unexpectedly—with a solo exhibition of the work at The Cleveland Museum of Art in 2015. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, and is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Cleveland Museum of Art, and George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY. A new edition of Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (with Alex Webb) will be published in 2018. She’s represented by Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NYC, and Robert Klein Gallery, Boston.
Caledonia Curry, who exhibits her artwork under the name SWOON, is a classically trained visual artist and printmaker who has spent the last 14 years exploring the relationship between people and their built environments. Her early interventions in the urban landscape took the form of wheat-pasting portraits to the walls of cities around the world, and her public practice has expanded to using art to rebuild communities and humanize today’s most pressing social and environmental issues.
She co-founded Konbit Shelter in 2010, an artist’s response to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti that same year. Other community-based endeavors include collaborating on the construction of musical architecture in New Orleans, and a neighborhood revitalization project in North Braddock, PA. Alongside her place-based work, she has a studio practice of drawing, printmaking, architectural sculpture, and installations.
Curry’s work has been collected and shown internationally at galleries and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Brooklyn Museum; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and the São Paulo Museum of Art!
these legends will be teaching workshop style sessions during the day, each one running about 90 minutes long.
some will be larger presentations, some will be smaller, intimate talks, and some will be live shoots.
registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis and some sessions are capped at just 10-25 people.