Instructor: Tina Tryforos
July 31 - August 4
9am - 12pm
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The constantly shifting natural environment in Truro teems with life, drama, narrative, and history. Looking closely at the land we will explore this unique natural landscape through photography. During the week students will be exposed to various nature photography strategies and encouraged to challenge their preconceptions of what landscape photography looks like. We will examine traditional landscape photography as well as experimental approaches to documenting the natural world. Each day we will spend time collecting raw materials, making photographs and talking about ideas related to the environment. Each student will create a project that articulates his or her own photographic response to this beautiful and fragile place.
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.