TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image

Photo II: Intermediate Practice – Standard (Online)

April 12, 2022

$300.00 available on subscription from $100.00 every 2 weeks for 6 weeks

Course Description:

In Photo II: Intermediate Practice students with a foundational understanding of digital photography basics will continue to expand their knowledge through this course. They will strengthen their ability to utilize digital editing software and practice editing tools and techniques, including masking and retouching. With an emphasis on issues within contemporary photography and image-based media, students will be introduced to the visual language of photography and intention building behind making an image. This groundwork will help students as they learn how to develop a photographic series as a way of storytelling which will also include a brief introduction to artist statement writing.




Alayna Pernell


Alayna N. Pernell (b. 1996) is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and educator from Heflin, Alabama. In May 2019, she graduated from The University of Alabama where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a concentration in Photography and a minor in African American Studies. She received her MFA in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in May 2021. Pernell’s practice considers the gravity of the mental wellbeing of Black people concerning the physical and metaphorical spaces they inhabit. Her work has been exhibited in various cities across the United States, including FLXST Contemporary (Chicago, IL), Refraction Gallery (Milwaukee, WI), JKC Gallery (Trenton, NJ), RUSCHWOMAN Gallery (Chicago, IL), Colorado Photographic Arts Center (Denver, CO), Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester, MA) and more. Pernell was named the 2020-2021 recipient of the James Weinstein Memorial Award by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Department of Photography and the 2021 Snider Prize award recipient by the Museum of Contemporary Photography. She was also recognized on the Silver Eye Center of Photography 2022 Silver List, Photolucida’s 2021 Critical Mass Top 50, 2021  Lenscratch Student Prize Honorable Mention, Ground Floor Contemporary (Birmingham, AL), and more. She is currently the Associate Lecture of Photography and Imaging at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Milwaukee, WI.

Date and Time:

6-Week Course, 2 hours/week

Saturdays, 1-3pm EST

Start Date: Saturday, October 8th

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