Tuesday, April 29, 2008

AiM Photography Program Announces Second Travel & Study Program to New Orleans!

Photograph by Brittany Tupa c.2008
The Photography Program at Ai Minnesota is proud to announce the that travel and study program to New Orleans will run again this Fall Break.

The New Orleans program will run September 27 - October 5, 2008, and will include individualized instruction and critique, group critique, an overview tour of New Orleans, museums, galleries, and artist studios. We are in conversations to once again hold a celebration and exhibition of the work at Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art upon our return from the journey.

Registration is open now for the program, where students will also get credit for Photographic Essays and Visual Narratives (PH3410-to be taught by Becky Olstad and Colleen Mullins). Registration forms can be picked up in room 339 from the bulletin board, in room 316 from Advisor, Michelle Bean, and in room 341 from Academic Director, Colleen Mullins.

Photograph by Jorie Tappa c.2008

Don't wait to register. The program has a capacity of 12 participants, and due to overwhelming interest, if there are more than 12 registrants by Monday of Week 6 (May 5), there will be a lottery to decide who will go.

The trip will be preceded by mandatory pre-trip meeting of two hours, once a week on Tuesdays from 5-7 pm, starting August 12, 2008. Students will be given a reading list and will be expected to read and journal online about readings and films. Weekly meetings will deal with history and contemporary culture of New Orleans, and specific course preparation individualized to travel with equipment. The same course objectives and outcomes will be covered as if you were taking Photographic Essays and Visual Narratives on campus.

For a taste of the experience your classmates had in March, see their program blog.

Photograph by B. Kallusky c. 2008