THE PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT             Photo Book Available: Portrait Photography
Ages 16-21
Winter 2017, Johns Hopkins Homewood

Portrait Photography or Portraiture is photography of a person or group that displays the expression, personality, and mood of the subject(s).  As with other types of portraiture, the focus of the photograph is usually the person's face, although the entire body and the background or context may be included.  In this workshop, student fellows will learn to decipher the differences between different approaches to and categories of Portrait Photography through classroom investigation and studio and location photographic work.  Categories will include:

•    Traditional Portrait
•    Environmental Portrait
•    Candid Portrait
•    Glamour Portrait
•    Lifestyle Portrait

Fellows will learn practical studio and location photographic skills and acquire some familiarity with iconic works of by canonical artists, new work by contemporary artists who may be unknown to them, and the diverse ways in which portraits can be created and understood.  Photographs will be exhibited at a public event and shared on the program website.  Limited to 9 student fellows.  

Colette Veasey-Cullors is Chair of the Photography Program at MICA. Her work, which investigates race, class, education, and identity, has been widely exhibited.  Her collaborative interest is in social and creative engagement with individuals and communities, particularly those that are underserved and underrepresented.

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.

Rubini Naidu began using the camera as a tool to bring awareness to marginalized cultures while studying photography and psychology at Carnegie Mellon.  She has since pursued her interest in India, Kenya, and Uganda.  She currently works in international women’s empowerment at the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute of Population and Reproductive Health.