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BUILDING A BODY OF WORK IN THE REAL WORLD

with Rahim Fortune

Date: September 19th, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
Price: $295
Location: Columbia College Chicago Student Center | 754 S Wabash Ave

How do you take an idea and turn it into a finished project? This one-day workshop with artist Rahim Fortune will explore the life cycle of documentary focused projects—from conceptualization to execution to completion. Beginning with a discussion about best practices when first researching and developing photographic stories, participants will also explore the impact that choices related to things like shooting style and editing have on the final product. Finally, through group critique, Fortune will guide participants through strategies to prepare a completed project for publishing or exhibiting.


Participants should bring a printed portfolio or book dummy from a single project. 


This workshop is limited to 15 participants.

Rahim Fortune is a visual artist and educator from the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma. He uses photography to ask fundamental questions about American identity. Focusing on the narratives of individual families and communities, he explores shifting geographies of migration and resettlement and the way that these histories are written on the landscapes of Texas and the American South. Fortune’s previous book, I Can’t Stand to See You Cry, was published by Loose Joints in 2021 and was the winner of the Rencontres d'Arles Louis Roederer Discovery Award 2022. His work has been featured in exhibitions worldwide and many permanent collections, including the High Museum in Atlanta, GA, LUMA Arles, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and The Boston Museum of Fine Art.

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