The Poetics of Photography Timelines: 3b: Past Workshops (Unseen Archive), 4: Joel Brenden Workshops & Events

photograph by Joel Brenden

Taught by: Joel Brenden
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: November 6, 13, 20, 27, & 29, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

During this hands-on studio workshop, we will explore how photography can be used to explore our world and inspire the poetic imagination. Each student will have the opportunity to create original artistic photographs, with real prints on paper! We will also use the photographs to inspire creative writing, and to discover how visual art and poetry can be combined in new and creative ways.

*Cameras will be provided. No previous photography or writing experience required

This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 12 participants.


About the Teaching Artist

Joel Brenden is a photographer, installation- and book-artist based in Buffalo. His photographs and other works explore themes of ecology and built environments, memory, and identity. His work has been exhibited at Hallwalls, CEPA, Western New York Book Arts Center, The Burchfield-Penney, and most recently at Tri-Mania 2018. He holds an MFA in Visual Studies from the University at Buffalo, and a BFA in Drawing at Central Washington University. Brenden is a professor of photography and design, and a resident teaching artist at Just Buffalo Literary Center (2010-present). In 2013, Brenden founded LINOLEUM Press, publishing artist books, zines, editions, and other printed matter.