Renowned photographer presents summer intensive workshop

May 18th, 2005 by Adam

Arno Minkkinen, a photographer whose surreal and sometimes humorous self-portraits explore the landscapes of New England, Europe and his native Finland, will lead “The Seventh Side of the Dice: An Intensive Photo Workshop,” August 1-5 at Plymouth State University.

The photography workshop will invite participants to explore mystery and the unknown in their photographic work using a variety of creative techniques and exercises. Participants will meet each day from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m., with extra studio time available in the evenings. The workshop will include individual and group critiques, project time and access to the darkroom facilities in the Draper & Maynard building on the PSU campus.

Minkkinen, a professor at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, has published several books and exhibited work at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and numerous galleries. Minkkinen’s work will be on display at PSU’s Karl Drerup Art Gallery from July 11 to August 13, and a major retrospective of his work will open at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Mass., in September 2005.

Practicing artists, graduate and undergraduate students and teachers are invited to learn from Minkkinen’s expertise and creative photographic techniques. The workshop is open to photographers at all levels of experience, but participants should be confident processing and printing in the medium of their choice (digital, black-and-white or color).

Tuition for the workshop is $500 for non-credit, $720 for in-state undergraduates, $783 for out-of-state undergraduates, $1,021 for in-state graduates and $1,120 for out-of-state graduates. A materials fee of $35 will be charged to all participants. On-campus housing will be available during the week. Please call the residential life office at (603) 535-2260 for more information.

The workshop is limited to 15 participants, so early registration is recommended. The registration deadline is July 18. To register, contact Graduate Studies and Community Outreach at 1-800-FOR-GRAD.