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Wed, Oct 12


Frederick M Smith Library

Chris Wright Evans Open Photography Workshop

Open photography workshop for Graceland Integrated Media team as well as all interested students. We do ask that you RSVP so we have an idea of how many to prepare for. More details to come…

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Chris Wright Evans Open Photography Workshop
Chris Wright Evans Open Photography Workshop

Time & Location

Oct 12, 2022, 11:00 AM – Oct 13, 2022, 12:30 PM

Frederick M Smith Library, 1 University Pl, Lamoni, IA 50140, USA

About the event

Join artist Chris Wright Evans for his workshop, Getting More Out of Your Pictures: Exploring the Fundamentals for Your Creative Gain, on Wednesday October 12, 11:00am-12:30pm in Frederick Madison Smith Library on the first floor. During the workshop you will learn and and continue to build on the basics of photography including the exposure triangle, shutter speeds, and apertures, and how these elements have been used creatively to make iconic images. The workshop will include hands-on demonstrations where these techniques will be able to be practiced in real time. There will be some cameras available for use, but if you own a camera with manual controls, please bring it as well. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

About the Artist:

Chris Wright Evans is a multimedia artist whose work investigates the role of the familiar and its impact on culture and geography. Using a blend of photography, sculpture, Evans creates uncanny images that demonstrate the slippage between individual perception and  reality. Chris Wright Evans received his MFA from the University of North Texas in 2020, and currently lives and works in New York City. His project Country Mile depicts the highways, road stops, and places of cultural heritage that are stitched into the landscape of the United States of America by the Interstate System that connects them. Uniting a series of works made between 2013-2022, Country Mile is about the conundrum of being lost and not knowing it, and the paralysis of inaction that accompanies the conundrum. The photographs create a portrait of the United States in stagnation, whether it be from traffic or absorbed with finding the picture-perfect angle for the socials.

Country Mile, will be on view in the Constance Gallery between October 13 2022 - January 15, 2023

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