Image and Text: Extending Your Message
If words can paint a picture, and a picture is worth a thousand words, what happens when we combine the two? This course invites you to explore the relationship between image, text, and meaning. Each week we'll explore a different approach to combining photography and text — from adding words to images as a way to describe, inform, or illustrate a subject, to creating or expanding personal and political narratives. We'll discuss and draw inspiration from the work of photographers who combine image and text in distinct ways and we’ll experiment with how the type of language, typography, and writing style we employ impacts the meaning and message of our own work. This course is for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the role and potential of text within photographic practice or seeks inspiration and support in developing a personal style or project.
Marianne Holm Hansen is a Danish artist based in London. She studied at the Fynske Academy of Fine Arts (Denmark), International Center of Photography (New York), and completed an MA in Interactive Media: Critical Theory and Practice, at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has worked internationally as an editorial photographer, photography lecturer and educator, and today collaborates continuously with institutions such as Tate Modern and the Royal Institute of British Architects (London) to deliver workshops and projects that invite participants to engage critically and creatively across media and themes.
Marianne's work is shown internationally through exhibitions, publications, and live events. She has received awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (New York) and Arts Council England, amongst others, and held research and production residencies in the UK, USA, France, Finland, and Serbia. She has just published her second book, Void As (A) – A Proposition, collating photographs and texts to propose a series of prompts for thinking differently about language, time and space.Marianne teaches combining image and text, and how to use architectural space to tell a story for StrudelmediaLive.