August 3, 2022
$300.00 — available on subscription from $100.00 every 2 weeks for 6 weeks
‘Accessing Photography’, is a six-week online course that will explore Disability as an aesthetic, culture, and identity through photography. We will examine the ways that Disability has been historically othered through the photographic medium ( examples include the work of Francis Galton, Eadweard Muybridge, Charles Eisenmann, etc.) and examine the work of Disabled photographers/artists who reclaim identity and pride through the lens (including Laura Aguilar, Kia LaBeija, Mari Katayama, Felix Gonzalez Torres, and more).
Each session will include a presentation, discussion, time for journaling/reflection, and an optional weekly activity to work on at home (if personal time and capacity allow).
This course will also offer a way to experience how accessibility is a pivotal part of equity, inclusion, safety, leadership, and creativity. This workshop will occur online and will be created to be accessible (with automated closed captioning, access doulas, a participation guide, and visual/verbal description). This will help familiarize participants with online accessibility and help participants bring these accessibility features into their own online spaces.
For additional accessibility requests please email the instructor Megan Bent at BentMeganM@gmail.com at least two weeks before the beginning of the course.
Instructor: Megan Bent
Megan Bent is a lens-based artist interested in the malleability of photography. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally at The Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO; form and concept, Santa Fe, NM; The Halide Project, Philadelphia, PA; The East Hawaiian Cultural Center/HMOCA, Hilo, Hawai’i; Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY; El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, NM; The Foster Gallery, Dedham MA; Soho Photo Gallery, Tribeca, NY; the Austin Central Library Main Gallery, Austin, TX; and internationally at F1963, Busan, South Korea; Alternative Space 298, Pohang, South Korea; Fotonostrum, Barcelona, Spain; and Festival Pil’Ours, St. Gilles Croix de Vie, France.
She has been an artist in residence at Art Beyond Sight’s 2021/2022 Art + Disability Residency, the Nobles School in Dedham, MA, and the Honolulu Museum of Art, HI. She has presented her work at Atlas Obscura: The Secret Arts, The Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity in Honolulu, HI, ‘Other Bodies: (Self) Representation, Disability and the Media’ at the University of Westminster in London, U.K., and at ‘Critical Junctures’ at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Her work has been featured in Lenscratch, Analog Forever Magazine, Fraction Magazine, Too Tired Project, Rfotofolio, and Float Photography Magazine.
Date & Time:
6 Week Course
Start Date: Wednesday, September 14th