Presence + Place: A Photography Workshop

This event last occurred on August 5, 2017, 10:30 am—12:30 pm.

Inspired by the captivating photography of Abelardo Morell and the enduring legacy of Henry David Thoreau, join us for a photography workshop that celebrates both place and time in deCordova’s Sculpture Park. For photographers of all experience levels who are interested in grounding their ability to convey the nature of place and to perceive and create a visual impression of time.

Morell and Thoreau share deCordova histories. Morell, who was honored at deCordova's 2017 gala, received deCordova's distinguished Rappaport prize in 2006, and has been in the museum's collection since 1998 represented by his camera obscura and map images. In the "Ponds" chapter of Walden, Thoreau offers firm opinions of Flint's Pond adjacent to deCordova and its nineteenth-century owner, Farmer Flint.

Workshop facilitator Cherrie Corey is a Concord photographer and naturalist, who has lived in the heart of Thoreau country for the last forty years and has chronicled the beauty, moods, and rhythms of its landscapes in more than 150,000 images. Cherrie has led previous programs at deCordova focusing on developing our presence and perceptions in the landscape, and the interplay between deCordova’s art installations and the ever-changing qualities of their natural surroundings.

No photography experience necessary. Participants use their own photographic equipment of any type (smart phones, film or digital cameras are all ok).

Workshop price includes admission to deCordova and a 2-for-1 pass to Concord Museum.

This program is organized in conjunction with the Concord Museum exhibition, Walden: Four Views by Abelardo Morell (on view February 9–August 20, 2017), and the 2017 world-wide Thoreau Bicentennial celebration.


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