Jason Fulford

May 22-26, 2023

About the workshop


Every photograph is ambiguous-the image is fixed, but the meaning is not. The meaning changes, depending on how the picture is presented and what’s around it.
In this five-day workshop of rigorous games and exercises, using your pictures, we will experiment with this topic. We will try to exhaust the possible meanings of your images. We will think in both abstract & literal ways; with emotion and logic; with poetry and judgment. And we will let chance be our guide.

A few of our guiding heroes will be Sarah Charlesworth, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Raymond Queneau.

You should come with an open mind, a sense of humor and a strong work ethic. The desired outcome is a way of thinking and living that generates rich and layered meanings.

About the artist

Jason Fulford is a photographer and co-founder of J&L Books. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, a frequent lecturer at universities, and has led workshops across the globe. Fulford’s photographs have been described as open metaphors. As an editor and an author, a focus of his work has been on the subject of how meaning is generated through association. His monographs include Sunbird (2000), Crushed (2003), Raising Frogs for $$$ (2006), The Mushroom Collector (2010), Hotel Oracle (2013), Contains: 3 Books (2016), Clayton’s Ascent (2018), The Medium is a Mess (2018), Picture Summer on Kodak Film (2020) and The Heart Is a Sandwich (2023). He is co-author with Tamara Shopsin of the photobook for children, This Equals That (2014), co-editor with Gregory Halpern of The Photographer’s Playbook (2014), guest editor of Der Greif Issue 11, and editor of Photo No-Nos (2021).

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