Workshop: Long Term Projects
October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT$325 – $450
Most of us become photographers to have our cameras change the world but we get sidetracked making a living. What if we can revive those halcyon aspirations? This seminar is intended for early and mid-career professionals who feel the need to turn their passions, circumstances, lifelong obsessions, or habits into pictures… and profit. Long Term Projects can be the primary focus or in tandem with your commercial, editorial work, fine art, or teaching.
The luxury of being a working image-maker can be lucrative and wholly fulfilling but we are multidimensional and have ancillary interests. Pursuing those things that pique your imagination can stimulate creativity, refresh your energy, and improve your portfolio. I intend to show you how to get started, focus incomplete ideas, give options, and direction to what to do next. Many creative people have specialties or areas of expertise, photographed for yourself or for clients, but are not sure that they have substance and others who need help to coalesce an idea. This interactive class will provide a road map for your personal ambitions: books, magazine stories, exhibitions, and social media.
Topics for discussion include: finding relevant themes or distilling existing bodies of work; engineering and execution; budgeting, funding, grants, and crowdsourcing; dissemination options like books, self-publishing, books on demand, galleries and museums; navigating social networks and multimedia; finding your audience; collaboration; marketing the results. We will show how the artist’s greatest assets–time & imagination–can expand their horizons.
I will dissect and show concrete examples from my extensive list of long term projects including documenting 13 Olympic Games, environmental portraits of cancer survivors and 30 years of pregnancy; a fine art hypnogogic series titled distressed: MEMORIES; a career-changing, traveling exhibit featuring famous jazz musicians like Miles David and Dizzy Gillespie; and published books including Paris, Saint Petersburg, Russia, Final Exposure: Portraits from Death Row; and ongoing series such as www.IronCladPhoto.com & www.panAFRICAproject.org.
Taking advantage of the pandemic, long term projects will stimulate your individual reaction to it & embellish your future. My studio will reveal trade secrets for your preparation going forward into the new paradigm. As an added incentive I will bolster the learning curve with a step-by-step investigation of my new COVID19 series.
Fees: $325 for members, $450 for non-members.
Classes will be held on Zoom.
Wednesdays from 3-5pmET
Dates: Oct 21st, Oct 28th, Nov 4th, Nov 11th, Nov 18th
Meet Your Instructor Lou Jones
Lou Jones maintains a studio in Boston and has photographed for Fortune 500 companies, ad agencies, and international businesses; completed assignments for magazines and publishers worldwide; covered 13 Olympics; done projects on civil wars in Central America, death row, jazz and pregnancy.
Jones has served on the boards of ASMP, Photographic Resource Center and Griffin Museum of Photography. He founded the school Center for Digital Imaging Arts and conceived the Griffin Museum annual Focus Awards.
For photography, Jones has been awarded accolades from Communication Arts, Art Directors Club of Boston, Travel Photographer of the Year and the UN. Nikon recognized him as “Legend Behind the Lens”.
He has exhibited in schools such as Trinity College, Harvard, and Mount Ida College, in Smithsonian Institution, DeCordova Museum, Cape Cod Museum, African American Museum in Philadelphia, Boston Athenaeum. And is in collections including the Fogg Museum, Wellesley College, University of Texas, and Boston Public Library.
Jones has lectured: PhotoPlus Expo in NYC, WPPI in Las Vegas, New England Camera Club Council, and Estúdio Brasil in Sao Paulo.
Two editions of Final Exposure: Portraits from Death Row, earned the Ehrmann Award from Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty. He has published numerous others including Travel+Photography: Off the Charts and Speedlights and Speedlites.
Currently Lou Jones has been documenting Africa with his panAFRICAproject funded through crowdsourcing and donations.