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Join the fun with a photography workshop that begins in Minneapolis.
drive caravan style and photograph along the way to Lily, South Dakota.
The very small town of Lily will become the base camp for the workshop.
unique opportunity provides encouragement, instruction, critique, and inspiration
to bring out your own personal creative expression stimulated from
fellow photographers and the wide-open mid-western countryside in
the rain or shine.
Leave from Minneapolis in the early morning. Drive alone or we will
help to arrange a car pool. There will be several photo opportunities
along the way and a late lunch stop. The drive is almost entirely on Highway
12, The Yellowsone Trail, a beautiful two-lane road that passes through many small towns
and picturesque farmland.
Lily is located 250 miles from Minneapolis on a plateau between
Aberdeen and Water Town near the eastern South Dakota border with
Minnesota. Lily is now a "ghost town" of the past surrounded by farmland
under a big sky. The surrounding area is made up of smoothly shaped
hills, tree groves, gravel roads, lakes, raptors, waterfowl, pheasants,
deer, farm animals and giant fields of crops. Close to Lily you will
find abandoned buildings, animals, prairie churches and many lakes.
The light around sunset and sunrise is wonderful for photography.
Lily has a current population of only one live in resident at this time. Lily began in the
1860’s and peaked with a population around 200 people. Howard
Christopherson owns a small cottage on the main street in Lily. (Known as the
Lily Pad) The town has a humble history museum with artifacts located right next door to the Lily Pad. The town also has two churches, a small preserved Post Office, a classic town hall with a bell tower, a Post WWII American Legion Hall, a grave yard and some rental houses and somel abandoned buildings.
Lodging choices include affordable rental lodging in the town of Lily.
We encourage you to experiment on this workshop and use film cameras and digital if you have both.
We will review work during the workshop, digital equipment
is needed for that. Shooting with film is your option. A laptop computer and photographic software is
recommended. Viewing can be done on the guest photographer's computers if you do not
have your own laptop.
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Highway 12 Road-Trip Photography Workshop 2017
Join Howard Christopherson Guest Photographers.
Image by: Howard Christopherson
I grew up in a family who loved to hunt and fish. I learned a lot about nature and animals hunting in the forest and fishing in the streams and lakes. I use what I learned hunting and fishing to make photographs. I put myself in a place and I hunt for meaningful images. Like fishing I do not know what I will catch until I reel it in.
Howard M. Christopherson is a fine art photographer who creates both darkroom prints and digital color. Exhibited in several states in the USA, Tokyo, Japan, Budapest, Hungary, and Brescia, Italy. Howard is a 2010 recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant for his photography. Howard is also the owner of Icebox Quality Framing & Gallery. He has curated exhibited at the gallery since 1988. Icebox has exhibited hundreds of photogrpahers work from all over the world.
Past Exhibit: Here to There, My Road Trips to South Dakota
Howard Christopherson's website:People Places Dreams
Image by: Howard Christopherson
Sid Kaplan was born in the South Bronx of New York City in 1938.
At the age of ten, he saw a black and white print develop in a darkroom.
The experience hypnotized him and he began his life-long career of
photographing and printing. Kaplan loves the hunt and the search
for meaning that only street photography allows, and he is equally
enamored with what he calls "the magic" of making a black
and white print. In 1952, Sid Kaplan began his only formal education in photography at The School of Industrial Arts, a NYC vocational high school. At the same time he was going to meetings at the Village Camera Club, which served as a refuge for members of the recently defunct Photo League. His first showing of his photography was there. At one of the photography trade shows he met Weegee for the first time and through fate, they would be running into each other till he died in 1968. After graduation, Sid began his career working in the photography industry. Kaplan paid his dues working at many dead end minimum wage photography jobs. After 6 years he had gained enough skill to be hired by Compo, a well-known custom lab in NYC. There he printed exhibition and book prints for several Magnum photographers; Philippe Halsman, Robert and Cornell Capa, and Weegee. There Kaplan met Ralph Gibson, who later introduced him to photographer Robert Frank. Kaplan began printing for Robert Frank that day, and still continues that relationship. Recently Sid had a one person exhibit in NYC and Paris, France.
Video interview with Sid Kaplan: Youtube of SK
See Sid's two past shows here:
"Along with photography, I've always
had an interest in history and the way things were." -Agar Along with photography, I've always had an interest
in history and the way things were. My work is a collection of photographs
that document, in a poetic way, places and things either gone or fast
fading. I have been active in the making and exhibiting of photographs
since the early 1970s. My work is found in the local collections of
the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Weisman Museum, Minnesota State
Historical Society, and in the national collection of the George Eastman
House in Rochester, New York. I’ve exhibited as far away as Romania and have work
in the Museo de Pontevedra in Galicia, Spain. I’ve taught photography
at North Hennepin Community College since 1975 and am also an adjunct
member of the University of Minnesota.
Will's past show here:
Tom Quinn Kumpf
“Photography is the process,
the connection, that provides the passion that fuels me. With
my art, as with my life, emphasis is placed on the pure and simple,
the directness of living.”
Born in 1947, Tom Quinn Kumpf grew up in a working-class Irish neighborhood
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Now an internationally recognized, award-winning
photographer, writer, poet, and storyteller , his work has appeared
in numerous publications and in exhibitions throughout the US, Europe,
and the former Soviet Union. He is author of eight award-winning
books including Children of Belfast, Ireland: Standing Stones to
Stormont, and Two Sides: Haiku and Other Words. He works primarily
in documentary, travel, and fine-art photography, teaches photo classes
and workshops, and serves as a consultant for photo projects and
exhibitions. He has worked in thirty-two different countries and
has led photo tours in East Africa, Costa Rica, Cuba, and Ireland.
He currently lives in Boulder, Colorado. Tom Quinn Kump's Web Site: Tom Quinn Kump
Tom's two past exhibits here:
My work is primarily black and white film based, medium format photography. I prefer to work on long projects in the documentary style. Over the years, I have completed many projects, including: The Disco scene in NYC in the seventies; the Boxing series in the eighties; Times Square and the Fashion world in the nineties; Beaches and the world of Dance in early 2000. My current series is on Religion.
To date, I’ve published five monographs, with two more in the works. My photos have been exhibited worldwide in both group and solo shows, and included in many public and private collections, eg. ICP, Whitney, Victoria & Albert Museum (London), SF Moma, Bibliotheque Nationale (Paris), Art Institute of Chicago, MFA Houston, MIA…
I have also been a faculty member of International Center of Photography for the past 20 years