AN ARTIST’S EYE: PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY FOR CELLPHONES
Ages 16-29
Winter 2018, Johns Hopkins Homewood

In this photography and videography workshop student fellows will realize the full artistic potential of the quality cameras already in their pockets.  They’ll learn to engage more deeply with what they see and take an artist’s responsibility for selecting, framing, and communicating their discoveries.  Through still and moving images, they’ll tell their own stories, reveal their own worlds.  They’ll also explore the work of other mobile artists as they take their place in the evolving canon (sample photos & sample films).  They’ll consider technical aspects of shooting with cellphones; working with tripods, grips, and external microphones.  And they’ll consider aesthetic possibilities; focusing on composition, experimenting with line, texture, light, and color.  Each fellow will write an artist’s statement, reflecting on themes that inform their work.  Their photographs and films will be shared at a public exhibition and screening, and on the program website.  Fellows are not required to own cellphones to participate.  Limited to 12 student fellows. 

Jamal Evans teaches in the Interactive Media Production program at Edmondson-Westside High School.  For over fifteen years, he has inspired students to enter the world of media production.  He also has a passion for social media and does freelance photography and video throughout the Baltimore region and beyond.   

Daniela Zapata is a neuroscience and French major at Johns Hopkins University.  She is a photographer, working with The News-Letter and with Visual Resources Collections.  She also works independently on shoots for student groups and campus organizations.

Les Gray studies Cinematic Arts at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and hopes to inspire the community that inspired her.

Malkah Bell is a recent graduate of Morgan State University's SWAN (Screenwriting & Animation) program, receiving her BFA in television and media writing.  Since childhood she has had a love for writing and uses film as a her canvas to tell moving stories.