TEEN SHOOT AND SHARE

The Southeast Museum of Photography's Shoot & Share program is for highly motivated teens who are passionate about the visual arts. As the name implies, this program is designed to be multi-dimensional–allowing young artists to build upon their photography skills, gain input from museum mentors, talented alumni and local professionals, as well as share their work with a larger audience.

This program gives teens ages 14-17 an opportunity to photograph as a group while receiving feedback and advice on camera exposure, composition techniques and troubleshooting on location. There is no charge for this program, but participants are expected to bring their own cameras and arrange for their own transportation.

Spaces are limited, so registration is required in advance along with a completed off-campus field trip form.

Contact Christina Katsolis at (386) 506-4569 or by email at Christina.Katsolis@DaytonaState.edu to register.

 

THE LIVING LANDSCAPE

OUTING AT ormond memorial art museum & gardens

SATURDAY, october 7, 2017 - 1:00am - 4:00pm

Reaching Out, Emulation of Arno Rafael Minkkinen

Emulating the work of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, students will be challenged to create a "living landscape" of their own design. These landscapes can include self-portraits or incorporate poses/yoga stances made by volunteer models. The idea is to take unique photographs by concentrating on a certain aspect or moment within the scene–looking for sculptural or abstract elements–that blend the body seamlessly with the gardens around them.

 

Self-portrait, Fosters Pond, Andover, Massachusetts, 1999 © Arno Rafael Minkkinen

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER

ARNO RAFAEL MINKKINEN

Exploring the relationship between the body and the environment, Arno Rafael Minkkinen’s photographs inhabit the space between self-portraiture and landscape photography. Minkkinen, who was born in Helsinki but immigrated to the United States after World War II, studied with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind in the early 1970s. The photographer’s unorthodox, black-and-white self-portraits feature stark nature scenes interpolated with isolated elements of his body. Minkkinen’s images emit a timeless, surreal quality; his body appears like a natural feature of the scenery.

There is no age to the picture when it is just the landscape and the body - Arno Rafael Minkkinen

Nude Descending a Staircase, Rockport, Maine, 2005 © Arno Rafael Minkkinen

  Portrait of Arno Rafael Minkkinen © Chehalis Hegner

Portrait of Arno Rafael Minkkinen © Chehalis Hegner

GALLERY OF IMAGES

© ARNO RAFAEL MINKKINEN