Hosted by: Arts France with Saint Francis University
July 17 - 29, 2017
Le Prieuré, 81430 Ambialet, France

Photography Workshop
with Lynn Johnson, National Geographic Fellow

This workshop will provide a unique blend of focused individual instruction and wandering with intent to help you discover your own creative gifts. Lynn Johnson will lead this intensive workshop with daily assignments to encourage exploration of the monastery and village of Ambialet as laboratories for light. We will craft visual stories and personal narratives, working solo and in a community with fellow artists from other creative disciplines. Fieldtrips to explore the region will enrich artistic possibilities. Visiting artists will support the workshop in guided discussions and short sessions ranging from writing, painting, bookmaking and musical performances. Activities in this semi-structured schedule consists of instruction, demonstrations or critiques with the group in the morning, individual studio or field time in the afternoon and readings, performances and socializing in the evening. All levels of expertise are welcome. Basic knowledge of your camera equipment is required. Space is limited.

Choose one or both week sessions:
One Week: July 17 – July 21 or July 24 – July 29 
Two Weeks: July 17 – July 29
Registration and $300 non-refundable deposit by April 21.

Final payment is due by May 5.

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Lynn Johnson photographs the human condition. A regular contributor to National Geographic, Johnson is known for finding beauty and meaning in elusive, difficult subjects—threatened languages, zoonotic disease, rape in the military ranks, the centrality of water in village life. She collaborates with the people she portrays to honor their visions as well as her own. She is not afraid to ask the tough questions: Hate Kills, her master’s thesis as a Knight Fellow at Ohio University, probed the impact of hate crimes. She has also worked for Smithsonian, Fortune, NY Times, LIFE, Sports Illustrated, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Ripple Effect Image. As a teacher, Johnson engages her students to ask them too. At National Geographic Photo Camps, she helps at-risk youth around the world find their creative voices. At Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, she is helping to develop a program that challenges master’s students in the Multimedia, Photography and Design department push past their comfort levels in pursuit of their truth. She herself has committed to that hunt, frame by frame.
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