Sequencing Techniques for Photographs: Concepts and Workflow
Placing our photographs in pairs and sequences, whether displayed on a wall or in a book, is a powerful way to suggest connections and provide context for your viewer. But how do you best approach creating a meaningful structure for these sequences, and how do you get started?
In this 90-minute workshop, Kai McBride has taken elements from his popular photobook class to provide a quick dive into a practical approach to creating complex sequences. Participants will be introduced to key concepts of sequencing, shown illustrative examples of how pairings can alter the meaning of their work, and learn a simple workflow that they can start using immediately. This is an interactive session and lively discussion is encouraged.
Kai McBride is a photographer, musician, teacher, and avid cyclist who recently uprooted from Brooklyn to sunny Santa Fe, New Mexico. He spent the last ten years teaching photography and managing the photo facilities at Columbia University, his alma mater, where he received an MFA in 2008.
Born on the island of Kauai in 1972, by his 18th birthday Kai had lived in California, Oregon, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Texas, Oahu, North Carolina, and Massachusetts. He sharpened his powers of observation while adjusting to life between suburban ranch-style homes, cabins with no running water, and a 20-foot teepee in the field of a commune.
His photographs have been exhibited in museum and gallery exhibitions, and are held in public and private collections. His first monograph, About Face: Picturing Tampa, was published by SPQR Editions in Fall 2016.Kai teaches black and white photography, photobooks, and more for StrudelmediaLive.