Women In Photography

A 6-week online course
Thursdays, Apr 15-May 20, 6-7:30pm

Duration: 6 weeks
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Dates: April 15-May 20
Location: ONLINE
Price: $149

This six-week discussion based course will focus solely on female photographers within the mediums history. The word “canon” can be used to refer to the list of works considered to be permanently established as being of the highest quality within a particular medium. Throughout history, the photographic canon has been comprised of mostly white men with women and people of color overlooked and underrepresented. This class will bring the strong female voices within photography to the forefront and examine their important contributions to the medium.  

During each weekly session, several photographer’s work will be presented along with information about the artist. After the presentation, a conversation about composition, concept, intention, historical context, and societal impact will take place. No previous knowledge of photography is required and all are welcome. Folks who join the class will be expected to participate in weekly class discussions.

Sampling of Photographers Presented

  • Julia Margaret Cameron
  • Margaret Bourke-White
  • Sally Mann
  • Carrie Mae Weems
  • Rineke Dijkstra
  • Dorothea Lange
  • Mary Ellen Mark
  • Lorna Simpson
  • Imogen Cunningham 

About the instructor

Adam Donnelly is an artist and educator. His work focuses on DIY and alternative photographic processes, and he has exhibited on both coasts. Adam has an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and he currently works as the Studio Manager in the BFA Photography & Video Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He was an exhibiting artist in “Digital Nature 2019” at the LA Arboretum, which was supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, a Visiting Artist at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose in 2015 and an Artist-In-Residence at Rayko Photo Center in 2014. He has exhibited all over the country, including in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City. He has taught and lectured at various institutions throughout the Bay Area.