Photography Workshop with Michael Chambers
Saturday, August 26, 2017, 11am-4pm
In conjunction with his exhibition, entitled Shadows to Silver - A Retrospective, surveying over 25 years of a rich and expansive practice - the Thames Art Gallery is very pleased to present an intensive photography workshop with artist Michael Chambers.
In this workshop participants will gain valuable opportunities to analyze and critique subjective experiences in a public way. Focusing on constructing meaningful and captivating imagery through photography - Chambers will challenge participants to define their objectives and personal vision. Participants are asked to bring two images to the workshop. The first, a photograph that you have taken and feel is successful. The second, an image, perhaps by another photographer that inspires you. Small group discussion, and one on one professional critique will be given by Chambers throughout the workshop. Participants should provide their own subject material, and their own model if choosing to work with the human form.
Please bring a camera and tripod, lighting equipment, if you have it. This class is open to amateur and professional photographers alike, but does assume participants will have a certain level of technical proficiency. This workshop is Saturday, August 26, 11 am – 4 pm. Cost $105 +HST
Michael Chambers has been described by art critic Donna Lypchuk as “the quintessential Canadian artist” for his creative practice exploring both natural elements and aspects of survival related to the human figure. Chambers studied at York University where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts. The artist has shown nationally and internationally, including in the US, Japan, South Africa, the UK and the Caribbean. In 1998, he presented a 10 year retrospective called And Spectators Are No More: A Retrospective at the Thames Art Gallery in Chatham, Ontario. Active in many areas of Toronto cultural life, he was the recipient of the 2000 Mosaic Image Award and was the subject of Anton Wagner’s biographical documentary, The Photographer: An Artist’s Journey (National Film Board of Canada, 1998) placing Chambers at the center of an emerging artistic and multicultural sensibility. More recently, he has worked as a mentor and advisor for projects such as Scratch and Mix at the Art Gallery of Ontario as part of the recent Jean Michel Basquiat exhibition, Now’s the Time.
More of Michael’s work can be seen https://mchambers.smugmug.com/