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Contemplative Photography Lecture and Workshop

Lecture: Thursday, Sept 13, 5:30 p.m.
$10 members; $15 non-members
Workshop: Friday, Sept 14, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$35 members; $45 non-members
Lecture & Workshop Package
$40 members; $50 non-members
Reservations open August 21 at 8 a.m.
photo by Andy Karr
Photography may be the most revealing of the arts. On the surface, it seems so mechanical, but when you examine the way different photographers make their images, it is striking how much their work consistently reflects who they are and how they see. –Andy Karr
There is richness and beauty hidden in the ordinary. The practice of contemplative photography reveals what is concealed in plain sight. It is a method for seeing and photographing the world in fresh ways.
Andy Karr is a longtime teacher and photographer, and the co-author of The Practice of Contemplative Photography: Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes (Shambhala Publications, 2011), a book that teaches the most essential photographic skill—clear seeing. He trained intensively with two of the great founding teachers of Western Buddhism: Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, author of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, author of Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior. Andy’s first book, Contemplating Reality, a series of investigations into the nature of mind and the phenomenal world, was published by Shambhala in 2007.
Lecture and Workshop
Instead of emphasizing subject matter or the technical aspects of photography, this workshop will provide training in how to see clearly, and make images based on fresh perceptions.
The two-day program will begin with an evening talk and slideshow, followed by a half-day workshop that includes: a presentation of the basic contemplative photography principles, a slideshow, visual exercises, a photographic assignment, and critiques of participants’ images. Participants may choose to attend the lecture only or the pair of lecture and half-day photography workshop.