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Event Details

April 28–June 2, 2021
Every Wednesday
10:30 am –12:30 pm


$180 for Members
$240 for Not-Yet-Members


High Museum of Art Online

Event Description

Drawing inspiration from the High Museum’s Photography collection, including works on view in Underexposed: Women Photographers from the Collection, this six-week art-making course will focus on developing a small body of photographic work with a smartphone. Participants will make their own distinctive imagery and use it to tell a unique “story,” with special attention to portraits, still lives, landscapes, and other types of images that can be made during this time. Through this course participants will develop an applied understanding and control of visual grammar and formal elements of photography, find new sources of inspiration, hone their visual storytelling skills, and explore the ways in which a smartphone can be used to make thought-provoking photographs.

This course will take place on Wednesdays via Zoom.

About Your Instructor
Nydia Blas headshot.
Nydia Blas is a visual artist who grew up in Ithaca, New York and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a B.S. from Ithaca College, and received her M.F.A. from Syracuse University in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Visual Culture at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She also works as a freelance photographer for clients such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker.

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Banner image: Xaviera Simmons (American, born 1974), 10A Untitled from the Utah series, 2010.