In this photography class, students will shake up their current approaches to make new photographs. With an emphasis on process and the act of looking, we’ll explore each person’s unique vision and perspective while exploring how we can arrive with new photographic work. From the outset, we will be making images and prints during class and becoming immersed in how we can each continue to expand our photographic sensibilities through new ways of making, lively discussions, sharing and lecture. You will walk away with ideas for photographs that will inform future bodies of work as well as with new ways to invigorate your practice.
Daniel Melo is an artist and musician whose practice engages photographs, sound recordings, and site-responsive arrangements guided by the unfamiliar and improvisation. Melo earned an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BA in English Literature from Kenyon College. Upon completion of the MFA, he received the 2015 New Genres Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the San Francisco Art Institute returning shortly thereafter to Buenos Aires to participate in a residency and two exhibitions. Melo has shown in New York, San Francisco’s SF Camerawork, and Buenos Aires spaces Mite, Big Sur, and La Ira de Díos. Melo has curated exhibitions for the Paul Sack Gallery and his San Francisco apartment. He’s currently in his second year as an Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin County, California.