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Workshop: Building Worlds, Constructing Images with Aleem Hurst + J Houston

Presented by Silver Eye Center for Photography at Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh PA

Apr 14 2021
May 05 2021
Workshop: Building Worlds, Constructing Images with Aleem Hurst + J Houston

A photography workshop from Silver Eye Center for Photography, co-led by J Houston and Aleem Hurst

Much of Aleem Hurst and J Houston’s work is centered on repurposing familiar objects from childhood environments that were hostile to queerness and utilizing them to build new worlds that they can exist in more freely. This workshop will invite participants to explore objects they wish to insert into reconstructed narratives of their own experiences. It will begin with insight into Hurst and Houston’s process of working collaboratively, followed by sharing the work of other artists who

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The entire cost for this workshop is $175.00, for four sessions over four weeks, including an individual session with the instructors for in depth feedback.


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  • Apr 21, 2021 at 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Apr 28, 2021 at 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • May 5, 2021 at 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm (Wed)

Additional time info:

Workshop ScheduleSession 1, Wednesday April 14th, 6-8pmWhat is World Building? + Assignment Part 1: Collecting the Objects of Your StorySession 2, Wednesday April 21st, 6-8pmDiscussion Our Collected Objects + Assignment Part 2: Constructing New WorldsSessions 3, 30 Minute Individual Feedback Meetings April 26th-30thParticipants will schedule 30 minute individual sessions with the instructor for in depth feedback on their workSession 4, Wednesday May 5th, 6-9pmParticipants will each present their work for group feedback and discussion

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Silver Eye Center for Photography

4808 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Info regarding how this event is being affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.:

The entirety of this workshop will take place on Zoom.

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