Summer Photography Workshop for Teens & Adults

516 ART offered a 4-week, weekly workshop designed for teens and adults interested in exploring ideas of identity and creating a sense of place through portraiture, landscape, and experimental photography. Participants used photographs on display in the exhibitions at 516 ARTS as a point of departure for creating their own series of images. The group met at 516 ARTS, and photo assignments took place mostly outside of the sessions in the gallery. Students collaboratively curated an online exhibition of images created during the workshop, and individual images from the workshop were highlighted on 516 ARTS social media. All levels were welcome. The workshop required a digital camera or camera phone. 

MPT headshotWorkshop teacher M. Paige Taylor holds an MFA in Art with a concentration in Photography, Film & Video from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and a BFA in Photography from Bard College. She has a background in educational programming from the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, among others.




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This event is part of PhotoSummer 2016, a collaborative initiative that strives to represent and actively promote historical and contemporary photography in New Mexico. Taking the rich legacy of photography in New Mexico as a point of departure, the exhibitions and public programs around PhotoSummer embody the continued energy and support of the photographic arts in the region. Organized by UNM Art Museum, 516 ARTS and CENTER, PhotoSummer 2016 features a series of exhibitions, talks, workshops and events in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.


Image: M. Paige Taylor, Untitled, from the series Roadside, 2015