To Photograph the World

October 12-14

The Humid’s debut workshop To Photograph the World is co-taught by the esteemed photographers of the American south, Mike Smith and Baldwin Lee.  Brilliant and energetic life-long teachers, Mike and Baldwin will bring unique perspectives to each student’s work and help give direction and clarity in the shaping of each body of work. The format of the workshop is personal and intensive, within a comfortable, casual environment. This is a rare opportunity to work closely with two treasured practitioners who have made significant contributions to the tradition of the lyrical documentary.

Hosted and facilitated by Irina Rozovsky and Mark Steinmetz

Cost $400; $300 for students/recent grads

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Mike has been photographing in East Tennessee for nearly 40 years and is currently Professor Emeritus of East Tennessee State University. He is the author of the acclaimed book, You’re Not from Around Here and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (2001) and a United States Arts Lowe Fellowship (2011). His work is in numerous major collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the San Francisco Museum of Art. Mike has representation in New York with the Yancey Richardson Gallery and in Atlanta with Jackson Fine Art.

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Baldwin is the recipient of many awards including two National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His work in is many collections including the Museum of Modern Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. He is a Professor Emeritus at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville and has studied with photographic masters Minor White and Walker Evans, and had been an assistant to Evans.



Friday Oct 12th
7pm Welcome reception and introductory slide show of all participants. Mike and Baldwin casually discuss the start of their careers

Saturday, Oct 13th
9:15am light breakfast provided
10am -12:30pm morning session: students show work for class critiques. Prints, digital screenings, book dummies are all acceptable. Students are advised to bring a generous amount of work. Participants will be informed in detail in advance.
12:30-2pm group lunch at Pulaski BBQ

2-4pm afternoon session: critiques continue
7pm Artist Lectures, free and open to the public: Mike and Baldwin lecture on their work and related questions

Sunday, October 14th
9:15am light breakfast provided
10-12 morning session: critiques continue
12:30-1pm group lunch
1-4pm afternoon session closing