Photo Union League
Next Photo Union Meeting Tuesday, February 11th
You are welcome to join Photo Union anytime, just sign up by clicking here!.
Photo Union Meeting Dates 2014
Note all meetings are on Tuesdays
Photo Union was created to bring monthly discussions, assignments and review to help stimulate, guide and inspire photographers of all levels.
Using the underlying principles that define and guide great photography, participants will be encouraged to concept and explore ideas, turning the abstract into the concrete through thought provoking assignments.
Photo Union's goal is to elicit the more conceptual aspects of photography, helping the photographer to define their personal and creative vision, while refining their unique photographic voice.
Those new to photography will find that seeing the world through an artist’s eye not only benefits their work, but in turn their being. More established photographers will appreciate the monthly challenges and lively dialogue.
Photo Union encourages practicing the photographic arts to execute new work each month in response to a given assignment.
Photo Union is about thinking, learning, sharing and growing. It’s about finding your voice, finding inspiration, and limitless exploration of the possible, improbable and impossible.
Photo Union is an accepting and supportive league built on our common love of photography and believes there is an artist in each of us.
Join the Union and free the artist in you today.
Topics that will be discussed and demonstrated:
- Monthly discussions, assignments and review to help stimulate, guide and inspire photographers of all levels.
- Participants will be encouraged to concept and explore ideas,
- Elicit the more conceptual aspects of photography, helping the photographer to define their personal and creative vision
- Limitless exploration of the possible, improbable and impossible
Photo Union Leaguers:
In January I presented you with a challenge: To create a body of work that invokes or implies someone, somewhere or something that you love...without actually revealing or illustrating the particular object of your affection. I knew would be hard. You knew it would be hard. My oh my, you rose to the occasion!
If you were there you saw a broad spectrum of evocative work, turning us viewers into detectives, archeologists and loved ones, experiencing discovery, history, passion and homage. We saw work that had us holding back tears, and failing to hold back laughter. Brilliant!
Acknowledging the challenge presented in January, February’s assignment is likely an one easier to start. Our work for March focuses on either circles, squares or triangles – pick just one, and create a body of work around it. The shapes can be literally in present in your work; they can be inferred through composition or other visual elements; or, they can be a point of departure for a conceptual exploration of circles, squares or triangles – your work can explore one or each of these angles! But please, focus on a single shape (or word, as the case may be) and let your eye, heart and mind reveal its mysteries to us.
I have a vision of what shape/word will be most popular. And I have a vision of being wrong about this, because Photo Union continually and delightfully surprises me. Thanks to you.
Photo Union is a positive environment in which to share work, observations and ideas. It is a place to speak comfortably, to pursue work fearlessly, and to think broadly. Join us to create, to exchange, to look, or just listen. All are welcome.
Two calls for entry at Photo Place Gallery: The Art of Travel Photography (Deadline March 3) and Finding the Light (Deadline April 7). http://www.vtphotoworkplace.com/
And our very own and treasured Minneapolis Photo Center has an open call for Mobile Photo, with a deadline for entry of March 2. http://www.mplsphotocenter.com/exhibits/exhibit-competitions.php
Enjoy the warm days, and the cold ones, the snow and the melt and freeze – it’s all fleeting, believe it or not.
See you in March.