Spreading the Holga Love

Posted in Photography at 9:57 am by Michelle

I can’t remember how it started, but I’ve been teaching workshops on playing with Holga cameras for almost 10 years at the Photographic Center NW. I’ve also worked with several other places to get workshops going over the years. But now, with the book out, things are really taking off, and I’m thrilled to be teaching around the country!

My connections with Los Angeles keep growing, thanks to the fabulous folks at Freestyle. At my show opening in February, they introduced me to Julia Dean, who runs a fabulous series of workshops out of Venice Beach. I happened to be around for the opening of their new space as well, and a partnership was born! I’ll be teaching Toying with Creativity, a weekend workshop there September 8th & 9th, and hopefully in San Francisco in the new year.

In October, I’ll be in New York, teaching in the hallowed halls of the International Center of Photography (ICP). This is a two-weekend workshop, and I’m very excited to have lots of time with the students, and the great facilities to explore shooting in the studio, printing in the darkroom, and playing with pixels in the digital lab.

And, next March (2008), I’ll be close to St Louis, at the Foundry Arts Centre. We’re putting on a national juried exhibition (I’m the juror!) with work based around plastic camera images, but not limited to just 2-D photography. I’ll post the call for entries when it’s out. The show opening is March 28th, and that weekend I’ll be teaching a workshop at this beautiful space. Sometime in there, we’ll have a book signing as well.

I’m really looking forward to these workshops, traveling and meeting people around the country. And I’m definitely working on setting up more, with several of the great folks I met at Photolucida (look for me in Colorado, San Francisco, Minneapolis and other places…). If you are interested in having me come teach in a city near you, let me know, and we’ll see what we can work out!