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Writing 360 Workshops

Photopoetry: A Synthesis of Photography and Poetry

vintage cameras, dried flowers, doodles, pictures of mentees

Saturday, Nov. 19
3-5 PM ET

online event; open to mentees, mentors, and woman-identifying, trans*, and gender-expansive members of the public.

Curious about what Photopoetry is? At first glance, poetry and photography might seem like completely different mediums–one deals with the written word, the other deals with visual impressions. Yet, both forms are artistic expressions that have a lot more in common than one may think. Both are concerned with images, but approach communicating those images in different ways. When the two art forms work together, we get something entirely new.

In this workshop, we will learn about composition and angles in photography, delve into similarities and differences between poems and photographs, and explore how photopoetry unites poets and photographers. We will investigate how good photopoems add depth and context to both the photo and the poem while remaining open to interpretation—extending an invitation to imaginative engagement. Applying the lessons learned, participants will use their smartphones, computers, and imagination to create a photograph in response to a poem—and in so doing, create a photopoem of their own!

Meet the Teaching Artist

Jessica Jagtiani

Jessica Jagtiani

Jesse Jagtiani (she/her) is an artist and educator of Indian-German descent. She holds a Doctor of Education in Art & Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, an MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, and an undergraduate degree in Visual Communications from the University of Arts, Berlin. In her past, Jesse co-founded and co-managed a video production company, served as the director of a media art studio, helped establish an online school for contemplative studies, and taught digital art classes and spiritual art workshops in academic and non-academic settings. Jesse’s research investigates the formative dimensions of intuition and is based on bridging indigenous wisdom, perennial philosophy, and modern science for a greater balance of the intuitive and the rational mind in Western education. Jesse has presented her research at various conferences, such as the College Art Association Conference (CAA) and the National Art Education Association Convention (NAEA) and her writings are published in a variety of literature, such as the book Developing Informed Intuition for Decision Making and the journal Visual Inquiry: Learning and Teaching Art. She currently serves as an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Art Education Pakistan. Jesse is passionate about supporting emerging teen & young adult writers and leaders on their creative, academic and career pathways.

This event is open to:

all mentees, all mentors, woman-identifying and trans* and gender-expansive members of the public

November 19, 2022 3:00 pm 5:00 pm EST

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