Experimenting in the Visual Laboratory: Let’s Play!
Jump-start your creativity this summer by exploring the immense possibilities that photography offers. Get out of your comfort zone and produce images that will surprise you! Each week we’ll experiment with a different tool or idea — composition, type of camera, different lighting styles, images inspired by words, and more. Many elements can inspire us to exercise our visual creativity. We’ll look at the work of different artists for inspiration, and how we can use these new tools we’re discovering and experimenting with on a longer term project. You’ll be challenged each week with a new exploratory assignment.
Anita Pouchard Serra is a French-Argentine photographer based in Buenos Aires and working mostly in Latin America. Her work focuses on current societal problems involving identity, migration, empowerment, and territory, with a strong transdisciplinary approach. She considers each project a laboratory to explore her photographic practice, from drawings to performance. She is a Pulitzer Center grantee and National Geographic Emergency Fund recipient (2020); a “We, Women” grantee by Women Photograph and United Photo Industries (2019); an Open Society Foundation “Moving Walls” fellow (2018); and a multiple IWMF (International Women’s Media Foundation) grantee. Her work has been published in Time, The New York Times, Le Monde, Bloomberg, Amnesty International, Days Japan, Wired, and Geo magazine among others and has exhibited her work in Argentina, France, Uruguay, Spain, and the United States. She has taught photojournalism in Argentina, France, the United States and El Salvador.Anita teaches documentary storytelling and more for StrudelmediaLive.