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Larry Busby, Marina Blues, 2020. From the 2020 Breaking Barriers veterans photopraphy workshop.

Larry Busby, Marina Blues, 2020. From the 2020 Breaking Barriers veterans photography workshop.

 

Breaking Barriers Photography Workshops for Veterans

Breaking Barriers is a series of photography workshops provided free of charge to veterans in the USF and Tampa Bay Community. Each multi-week series of workshops is designed for all levels of experience, from beginning to advanced, and veterans are invited to explore tools and processes in creating their own photographic imagery. Each series concludes with a personal project and portfolio review. Special showing of curated works from each workshop and participant is exhibited at USF Contemporary Art Museum.

 


 

Breaking Barriers - Online Photography Workshop for Military Veterans at USF

5-Week Artist-Led Workshop Series
July 9 – August 6, 2021

Online workshops meet Fridays
Section A: 8am–12pm or Section B: 1–5pm

Breaking Barriers is free to veterans, and no previous experience is required.

For more information or to register:
Email Leslie Elsasser at lelsasse@usf.edu
Registration due by Tuesday, July 6.

This summer, the USF Contemporary Art Museum, part of the Institute for Research in Art in the College of The Arts, will offer Breaking Barriers 2021, two intensive five-week photography and video workshops for military veterans and their families. Still Life, Memory and Place focuses on the story of a place through photographing its objects and landscape; and Moments in Motion focuses on narrative approaches to video. The concurrent workshops are cellphone based and will be led virtually by photographer and educator Selina Román and assisted by photographer and educator Christen Cortes. 

Breaking Barriers 2021 is an initiative to expand access to the arts for military personnel, veterans, and their families. Breaking Barriers 2021 will give veterans the opportunity to have a voice through art making, and interface and integrate with both the local civilian and larger veteran communities. Breaking Barriers 2021 is free to veterans and their families, and no previous experience is required

WORKSHOP DATES:
Fridays, July 9 – August 6, 2021 

 WORKSHOP TIMES (select one):
Section A, Still Life, Memory and Place, 8am–12pm
Section B, Moments in Motion, 1–5pm

REGISTRATION DUE: Tuesday, July 6.
Email Leslie Elsasser at lelsasse@usf.edu or Amy Allison at amyallison@usf.edu to register or for more info.

SECTION A: Still Life, Memory and Place is a cellphone (iPhone and Android) photography workshop. Through the genres of landscape and still life, participants will learn to create meaningful photographs that tell the story of a place through its objects and landscape. Participants who complete this online photography workshop will learn about lighting, photographic filters and how to make the most of their cameras’ photo features and editing applications. Participants will also learn to take good photographs by choosing subject matter well and learning to frame, and how to download and use editing software; they will expand their visual vocabulary and be exposed to an array of photographic artists. Students will learn how to talk and write about their artwork and find creative ways of representing memory or place with the camera that is always at hand. 

SECTION B: Moments in Motion is a cellphone video workshop. Participants will use their cellphone cameras (iPhone and Android) to create videos that may include special effects and musical elements. Narrative approaches to video and different strategies to convey your ideas will be utilized. Participants who complete this online video workshop will learn to make the most of their cameras’ video features, and learn about framing, timing, and editing techniques. Participants will also learn how to download and use various available software and how to talk and write about their artwork. Participants will additionally expand their visual vocabulary and be exposed to an array of video and photographic artists. Ultimately, you will learn how to make good videos with the camera that is always available.

Designed for all levels of experience, beginning to advanced, Breaking Barriers invites veterans to explore available cellphone tools and processes such as: photographic and video technology, filters, lighting, composition, editing and downloadable applications. The series concludes with a personal project, portfolio review, and an exclusive online VTS museum session. A curated selection of each participant’s works will be exhibited at CAM according to best practices for public health or on the Breaking Barriers website. A digital catalog will be published and available for print-on-demand.

Instructor’s Bio: Tampa-based Selina Román’s artwork explores ideas of perception, liminality, memory, place, and how the invisible offers more answers than what’s visible. She received her MFA degree from the University of South Florida in 2013 and has participated in residencies with the Visual Artists Network and Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator. Her work is in the collection of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota; the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs; the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery at the University of Tampa; Hillsborough Community College, as well as numerous private collections.

Accessibility: The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum (USFCAM) strives to make all programming accessible to visitors with disabilities. Please call or email Amy Allison at (813) 974-4164 or amyallison@usf.edu five days in advance of programming to request accommodations and for accessibility questions. 

About USF Contemporary Art Museum: The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum (USFCAM) organizes and presents significant and investigative exhibitions of contemporary art from Florida, the United States, and around the world, including Africa, Europe, and Latin America. Exhibitions and educational programs are designed to introduce students, faculty, and the community to current cultural trends. USFCAM also publishes relevant catalogues, schedules critically important traveling exhibitions, and underwrites new projects by artists emerging on national and international fronts. USFCAM maintains the university’s art collection, comprising more than 5,000 art works. 

Breaking Barriers 2021 is a program by the USF Contemporary Art Museum, and is supported by the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Love IV Lawrence, Hillsborough Arts Council, USF Office of Veterans Success, USF School of Art & Art History, and the Florida Department of State. The USF Contemporary Art Museum is recognized by the State of Florida as a major cultural institution and receives funding through the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The USF Contemporary Art Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

REGISTRATION DUE: Tuesday, July 6.
Email Leslie Elsasser at lelsasse@usf.edu or Amy Allison at amyallison@usf.edu to register or for more info.

 


 

Me, Myself and Eye
Breaking BArriers Online Presentation Opens December 9, 2020

Me, Myself and Eye is an online presentation of sixty-seven photographs created by twenty-three military veterans who participated in the Breaking Barriers 2020 photography workshop. The educational workshop, led by artist Selina Román and assisted by artist Christian Cortés, focused on memory and personal experiences that were expressed through a broad interpretation of self-portraiture. Artists include: Michael Ball, TC Bryant, Larry Busby, David Canaday, Michael Congdon, Brandie Dziegiel, Loretta Fields, Jeaniel Image, Douglas Eric Jordan, Valerie Larson, John Leduc, Jason Lind, Mikko Maki, Alex Martinez, Matias, Noemys McConnell, Megan O’Connell, Robert Ortega, Adaina Plaza, Pat Randall, Heather Rivera, RaeAnne Swanson, and Michael Webb. 

Breaking Barriers 2020 is supported by the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Love IV Lawrence, Hillsborough Arts Council, and the Florida Department of State.

 


 

Breaking Barriers
A Photography Workshop for Veterans

Breaking Barriers - Online Photography WorkshopS for Military Veterans at USF

5-Week Artist-Led Workshop Series
July 10 – August 7, 2020

Online workshops meet Fridays
Section A: 8am–12pm or Section B: 1–5pm

Breaking Barriers is free to veterans, and no previous experience is required.

This summer, the USF Contemporary Art Museum will offer Breaking Barriers, an intensive five-week online photography workshop for military veterans. The course will be focused on memory and personal experiences and will be led by photographer and educator Selina Román. 

Breaking Barriers is an initiative to expand access to the arts for military personnel, veterans, and their families. Breaking Barriers will give veterans the opportunity to have a voice through art making, and interface and integrate with both the local civilian and larger veteran communities. Breaking Barriers is free to veterans, and no previous experience is required.

Designed for all levels of experience, beginning to advanced, Breaking Barriers invites veterans to explore tools and process such as; photographic filters, lighting and notions about self-portraiture in creating their own photographic images. Guided by Selina Román, participants will use memory and personal experiences to create meaningful, layered photographs using their cell phones and cell phone technology and participate in online class sessions. The series concludes with a personal project and portfolio review, and an exclusive online VTS museum session. A selection of each participant’s works will be exhibited at CAM according to best practices for public health and on the Breaking Barriers website. A digital catalog will be published and available for print-on-demand.

USF Contemporary Art Museum, with community partner James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, is pleased to provide Breaking Barriers arts programming to military veterans. The USF programming is offered free of charge to all USF veteran students, staff and alumni—and veterans throughout our community.

 


 

Breaking Barriers
A Photography Workshop for Veterans

5-Week Artist-Led Workshop Series
July 12 – August 9, 2019
Workshops meet Fridays 1-5pm in the USF School of Art and Art History

Workshop series is free to veterans, sponsored by the USF Contemporary Art Museum, Sue Mayo, and Andy and Bea Schultz, in partnership with the USF School of Art and Art History. No previous experience is required. Required Equipment: DSLR Camera. (Inquire for available loans)

VETERANS: Join photographer Forrest MacDonald in a series of photography making workshops as he introduces the tools, techniques—and what can be explored–through a wide range of weekly focused projects.

This five week series of four-hour workshops is designed for all levels of experience, from beginning to advanced, and invites veterans to explore tools and processes in creating their own photographic imagery. Participants will work in studio, lab and environmental settings. The series concludes with a personal project and portfolio review. A special showing of curated works from each participant will be exhibited at USF Contemporary Art Museum Fall 2019.

Learn more about Forrest MacDonald at forrestmacdonald.com.

 


 

Breaking Barriers: Selected Work

December 12-13, 2018
USF Contemporary Art Musuem

USF Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to present the exhibition Breaking Barriers: Selected Work as part of arts programming for military veterans. Breaking Barriers: Selected Work brings together the art of thirteen U.S. veterans and creates a visual platform that changes the culture of the “silent veteran” into that of a story teller and a witness, and which serves to amplify the veteran voice within a larger community. The twenty-six photographs focus on themes of portraiture and personal identity. They were created in an intensive photography workshop led by artist James Reiman (see below), and represent a vast range of photographic experience–from beginners learning to use a camera, to professional photographers accomplished with film but starting fresh with digital technology. Artists in the exhibition are Amy Bagley, Deighton Saint-Cyr, James Alexander, Jayme Williams, John Enderton, Kayla Smart, Larry Busby, Mark Freeman, Mark Giddarie, Marty Kledzik, Matt Dawson, Michael Congdon, and Travis Pendergrass.

Breaking Barriers: Selected Work was a partnership with USF School of Art and Art History and is part of a statewide initiative of museums, Museums on Call, to develop and present arts based experiences for military veterans and their families. Museums on Call is supported, in part, by State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, National Endowment of the Arts and University of Florida’s Art in Medicine program.

 


 

Breaking Barriers - A Photography Workshop for Veterans

5-Week Artist-Led Workshop Series
July 13 – August 10, 2018
Workshops meet Fridays 1-5pm in the USF School of Art and Art History

Workshop series is free to veterans, sponsored through USFCAM’s Museums on Call project. No previous experience is required. Required Equipment: DSLR Camera. (Inquire for availability)

Veterans, please join photographer Jim Reiman in a series of intensive photography workshops as he introduces the tools, techniques—and what can be explored–through a wide range of weekly portrait focused projects.

This five week series of four-hour workshops is designed for all levels of experience, beginning to advanced, and invites veterans to explore tools and processes in creating their own photographic imagery. Participants will work in studio, digital lab and environmental settings. The series concludes with a personal project and portfolio review. A special showing of selected works from each participant will be exhibited at USF in Fall 2018.

James Reiman is a Tampa-based photographer, designer and educator. Reiman’s personal photographic work often involves themes of masculine iconography, geek culture and science. He also works commercially with a wide variety of clients ranging from actors, models, cosplayers, filmmakers and companies in need of photography, video and design work. He received his BFA in photography/digital imaging from Central Washington University in 2005 and his MFA from the University of South Florida in 2009. James Reiman is currently the lead photography/video instructor at The Art institute of Tampa. Learn more about Jim Reiman at jamesreimanphoto.com.


Museums on Call

USFCAM is pleased to offer Breaking Barriers arts programming to our military veterans, in partnership with the USF School of Art and Art History.

USFCAM joins a statewide initiative of museums, Museums on Call, to develop and present arts based experiences for military and active veterans and their families. Our programming is offered to all USF veteran students, staff and alumni—and veterans throughout our community.

 

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