Photography Meets Writing: Finding New Ways to Speak about Your Work
© Sasha Bush

Photography Meets Writing: Finding New Ways to Speak about Your Work

Dates: Thursdays, Apr 14–May 19, 2022
Time: 4–6pm (ET)
Sessions: 6
Limited enrollment: 8 students
Fee: $380
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Why is it easier to talk about somebody else’s photographs than about your own? As photographers, what happens if we look to writing and poetry as a source of inspiration and to help us find new ways to speak about our work? Being able to talk about your own work and creative practice is important if you want to apply for competitions, portfolio reviews, exhibitions or scholarships —  or just want to make your website presentation more professional. Through weekly writing and photography assignments, you’ll develop new approaches to talking about your work and also create a new body of photographs.

Presentations on diverse contemporary artists (including photographers, poets, and novelists like Teju Cole, Colson Whitehead, An Rong Xu, and Sandra Cisneros) will sharpen your visual literary skills. Students will end the class with a collection of short texts about their personal practice, including an artist statement and bio, that serve as the inspiration and basis for a series of accompanying photographs.



Sasha Bush
Sasha Bush

Sasha Louis Bush is a New York City-based photographer and teacher who has been the director of The Nancy Willard and Eric Lindbloom Archives since 2020. His photographs have been exhibited at The Camera Club of New York, the International Center of Photography (ICP) and Barrett Art Center, among others. Bush's work is in the collections of the ICP Library in New York City and the Clara M. Eagle Gallery at Murray State University in Kentucky. Bush has worked with students of a range of ages at educational institutions across New York including ICP, Josephine Herrick Project, Free Arts NYC, Vassar College’s Lifelong Learning Institute and his current position as Oakwood Friends School’s photography teacher. Bush received his MFA from ICP-Bard (2017) and his BA from Hampshire College (2009).

Sasha teaches how to talk about your work   for StrudelmediaLive.