Contemporary Photographic Practices

Erica Molesworth
Monday–Thursday, June 18–July 13

1:30–4:30 pm 

Materials List

Dive into the world of digital photography through hands-on practice in the digital lab, lighting studio, and in the field. Learn to compose images and produce digital prints while learning advanced Adobe Photoshop features like selections, layers, masks, and channels. Group discussions on contemporary photography offer insight—and room for debate—on photographers, their artistic practice, strategies, and concepts. By the end of the course, you will have produced a cohesive body of photographs and broadened your expertise in digital photography and printing.

Requirements: Students must provide their own digital SLR camera with manual camera operations. Additional photography equipment is available on loan.


Erica Molesworth is an artist working across video, installation and other forms. She is interested in landscapes that integrate the natural and artificial, and their symbiotic relationship with human economies. She was born in Sydney, Australia, completed undergraduate studies in Media Arts at the University of Sydney, and an MFA in 2015 at the California College of the Arts (CCA). Erica has exhibited widely in Australia and in the United States, including at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, in the John Fries Memorial Prize and at Firstdraft Sydney, Southern Exposure, SOMArts, 2291 3rd St, and the University of Nevada. She received an Australian Postgraduate Award, a CCA graduate merit scholarship, the Australia Council's ArtStart grant and is currently on faculty as a Teaching Fellow at CCA. She has given visiting artist lectures at Stanford, CCA and SFAI, and been an artist-in-residence at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA and at Hill End, Australia. She has also written on the arts for Australian publications such as ArtsHub and Das Platforms and is a founding member of Oakland's all-female art space CTRL+SHFT Collective.

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