Instructor: Tina Tryforos
Monday - Friday
9am - 12pm
Truro’s constantly shifting natural environment teems with life, drama, narrative, and history. In this class we will explore and represent this unique natural landscape through photography. Students will be encouraged to challenge their preconceptions of what landscape photography looks like. We will investigate various ways to make photographs in and of nature. We will review and discuss traditional landscape photography, as well as more experimental approaches to documenting the natural world. We will spend time shooting and examining photographs each day, and ultimately each student will present a project that articulates their own photographic response to this beautiful and fragile place.
Students should have a basic knowledge of digital photography and camera operations.
Tina Tryforos is a photographer and book artist living and working in Rhode Island. Her work explores human ecology and the complicated relationship people have with the natural world. She makes photographs of wayward Mylar balloons, the edges of woodlands, stuffed animals, the Atlantic Ocean, and seeds and flowers harvested from her garden. These photographs are quiet comments on the disquieting evidence of how we are playing with our planet. Tina’s early experiences as a photo librarian began an enduring interest in the photographic archive as a source of raw material for her work. She has an MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY which has inspired over two decades of photographic experimentation. Tina teaches photography at the Community College of Rhode Island.