Shooting Overseas

April 1, 2010

For many years, SVA’s Arts Abroad program has provided opportunities for artists in a variety of media to hone their skills in international settings. Several of the newest additions to the program’s offerings have been developed especially for photographers looking to train their lenses on unique sights around the world. The summer 2010 Arts Abroad session includes Digital Photography Residency in Shanghai. Traveling to China from June 26 – July 17, the program allows students to train their lenses on the sights of Shanghai’s rich multicultural and cosmopolitan history that blends the East and West. Faculty member Abby Robinson leads daily expeditions to color-saturated sites like Fuxing Park and Chongming Island, while also giving students behind-the-scenes access to local museums and galleries. Participants also receive insightful seminars on historical and contemporary Chinese photography, with the goal of seeing the world and their work from a more global perspective.

Another recent addition to the list of Arts Abroad offerings in photography is the Masters Workshop: Photographic Practices in Provence. From July 4 – 16, students work with faculty member Elinor Carucci in the picturesque southern part of France, including and a stop at Europe’s premier international photography festival, Les Rencontres d’Arles. With access to historical sites and local guides, the trip provides opportunities for location shooting of the landscapes, marketplaces, ancient architecture and culture of the Provence region.

And the program’s first-ever spring program, Action Surf Photography in Rincon, recently completed its inaugural trip to Puerto Rico with faculty member Art Brewer. Several photos from the session recently appeared in Surfer magazine; click here to see the story.

These and other Arts Abroad programs are still accepting applications; for more information, visit sva.edu/artsabroad.

Images: photos by Adam Rogers (top) and Jean-Marc Veillon (bottom).

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