In The Press: Art Brewer on Teaching Surf Photography

April 19, 2011

Teaching the Action Surf Photography Workshop in Rincon, Puerto Rico as part of the Arts Abroad program at SVA, Art Brewer was recently interviewed by Jake Howard in ESPN’s surfing segment. Described as, “one of the most impactful photographers in surfing…[whose] archives are deep and exhaustive,” Brewer talks about how he began his teaching career with assistance from BFA Photography Department staff member Malcolm Lightner. He goes on to explain the key points he covers in his courses.

Finding inspiration in students’ success, Brewer says, “To me, there is nothing better than seeing someone walking up the beach stoked because they know that they got an amazing photo.”  Brewer also notes the impact of digital photography on the industry, saying his goal is, “to teach photography skills that transcend styles.”

Seasoned surf photographers have another chance to study with Brewer in June when he leads a new Arts Abroad workshop in Nicaragua.

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