Spend two hours with photographer Robert Dawson as we examine the application and content of photographic images. Dawson will draw on his own recent experience. Two years ago he completed an eighteen-year photographic study of public libraries throughout the United States. He then published a book from that effort. Last year the Library of Congress in Washington, DC purchased the entire public library project for their permanent archive. During the workshop Dawson will show the work of a wide range of historical and contemporary photographers. Much of their work will addresses issues of the environment, geography, history and understanding our place in the world. Significant time will be allocated for workshop participants to ask questions on photographic content or photo technique. The workshop is open to all levels of photographers.
Mr. Dawson's work has been recognized by a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Creative Work Fund grant, a Graham Foundation grant, a National Endowment For the Arts Fellowship and by a Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize. His books include Robert Dawson Photographs (1988); The Great Central Valley: California's Heartland (University of California Press, 1993); Farewell, Promised Land: Waking From the California Dream (UC Press, 1999) and A Doubtful River (University of Nevada Press, 2000). His latest book is The Public Library: A Photographic Essay (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014). He is founder and co-director of the Water in the West Project. Mr. Dawson's photographs are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Museum of American Art (Smithsonian Institution); and the Library of Congress. He has been an Instructor of Photography at Stanford University since 1996.
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