Wednesday, October 20, 2021
5 Wednesdays, Oct 20 – Nov 17, 2-5pm
Please join us for this new 5-week photography class with instructor Emily Belz to explore themes and topics directly connected to exhibits on display at deCordova. This fall’s workshop will focus on “What We Do in the Shadows”.
Through weekly photography assignments participants will have the opportunity to explore ideas woven into the exhibit and engage with ways to meaningfully express them in their own photographic images. Working with the idea that light reveals but also conceals, we will consider topics including activism, ecological stewardship, advocacy, and of course – lighting. Each participant will work to produce a series of photographs based on their individual interests.
Class sessions will include critique, supported shooting (if applicable), and a visit to view the exhibition in person.
Teacher Bio: Emily Belz is a photographer and educator based in Lincoln, MA. Her work focuses on domestic still lifes, and reveals a strong affinity for light, space, and color.
Belz has exhibited her photographs both regionally and nationally at venues including the Center for Fine Art Photography; the Griffin Museum of Photography; and the Danforth Museum. She was the recipient of a 2014 artist grant from the Cambridge Arts Council, a 2015 Critical Mass Finalist, and was awarded the Manoog Family artist residency in 2018. In 2019 Belz had solo exhibits at Gallery Kayafas and the Danforth Museum. She is represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston.
Belz holds a BA in photography and art history from Hampshire College (1997), an MA in art and design education from the Rhode Island School of Design (2009), and an MFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art (2017). She is currently on the faculty at Lasell University, the Griffin Museum of Photography, and the deCordova Museum. Additionally, Belz is a board member at the Arlington Center for the Arts in Arlington, MA.
Image: Shimon Attie, Danish Jew rescued to Sweden in 1943 with boat used in the rescue from the project titled Portraits Of Exile, 1995, color photograph, 23 1/4 x 18 7/8 inches. Gift of Cathy England.