Developing the Continuity between Your Life and Photography
© Carlos de la Sancha

Developing the Continuity between Your Life and Photography

Dates: Thursdays, Aug 22–Sep 19, 2024
Time: 12–2pm (ET)
Sessions: 5
Limited enrollment: 8 students
Fee: $360
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Imagine a thread that represents the continuity between our lives and the images we create. What can we understand about ourselves through the photos we make? How does the way we live express itself in our photographic practice? Our beliefs and values affect what we do and how we do it, and by looking closely at our artistic practice we can understand more about ourselves and our work.

Assignments, exercises, and analysis during class are based on observation and self-reflection, and the images and texts you create will help you develop a more clear and concise visual language. Through conversation and analysis of images and symbols, students will understand and give meaning to the work they make and practice the tools and methods to communicate their ideas through images. Along the way, we’ll examine the work of a variety of artists, including Karina Juarez, Mariela Sancari, Jon Henry, Hu Bo, Frida Kahlo, Chang Yuchen, Nina Berman, and others.

Students will develop a more clear understanding of their own photographic practice and learn tools to clearly craft a personal language to communicate their own unique ideas through their images — and in the process, understand more about themselves.


Carlos de la Sancha
photo by Victoria Manzoli
Carlos de la Sancha

Born in Mexico City and now living in Brooklyn, Carlos works in bookmaking, portraiture, unique chromogenic prints, poetry, and street photography. Carlos earned a BA in psychology at the Universidad Autónoma de México, before transitioning to photography and studying at different institutions in Berlin, New York City, Oaxaca, and Mexico City, where he worked as a printer and production assistant for Cristina Kahlo for over 7 years. He completed his Creative Practices certificate at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City in 2021. His work has been exhibited at venues including Centro Fotográfico Manuel Alvarez Bravo and Centro de las Artes de San Agustín in Oaxaca, Mexico; Imago Fotokunst (Berlin); and ICP (New York City).

Carlos teaches “Developing the Continuity between Your Life and Photography” for StrudelmediaLive.