Face to Face: Taking Portraits

Face to Face: Taking Portraits

Join artist Cherine Fahd for a photographic portraiture workshop and come face to face with a fellow participant.

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Be guided through the process of taking a portrait as both photographer and subject. You will develop a nuanced approach to photographing yourself and others through a number of techniques, including staging, directing, performing, posing and collaboration.

This hands-on collaborative workshop will open your mind to the structures of consciousness using the camera and photographic experience.

All welcome, no experience necessary. Workshop participants must bring their own camera and, if possible, a tripod.

About the Artist
For two decades Cherine Fahd (born 1974) has worked with documentary modes of image making. Much of her early works presented a surrealist engagement with spontaneous actions that involved hiding herself and her subjects from view, as well as the documentation of peculiar gestures.

Currently, she continues to test the distinctions between the staged and unstaged image, while asking questions of the ways we perform for the camera. This has evolved from an enduring focus on familial experiences, which often to humorous effect, has provoked questions about the politics of appearance, concealment, race and identity, in relation to self and other.

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  • 06 Feb - 06 Feb, 19
  • Regular price $28.00 $15.00 Playwave Price

  • All Ages
  • Digital Studio, NCCL: Level 3
    140 GEORGE ST
    THE ROCKS NSW 2000

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