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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  is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and researcher of Indian-German heritage residing in New York City. Jesse earned her Doctor of Education in Art & Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, complemented by an MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, and a degree in Visual Communications from the University of Arts, Berlin. Her research centers on the formative dimensions of intuition, bridging indigenous wisdom with contemporary scientific perspectives to foster a balance of the intuitive and the rational mind within Western educational paradigms. Jesse’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and her scholarly contributions extend to various publications, including chapter three of the book Developing Informed Intuition for Decision Making. Jesse has taught in (and outside of) higher education for numerous years and is passionate about supporting emerging artists, 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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