Frances Benjamin Johnson, Self-portrait as New Woman, 1896


There is a long and lovely history of self-portraiture dating to the very dawn of photography. In this workshop we will view and discuss photographing self in the many forms it has been practiced through the years. During this time of self isolation the self portrait can be a powerful means of expressing what it feels like to be here now. We will also spend an afternoon in a beautiful location photographing ourselves and exploring the genre. One on one feedback of work created will be scheduled. You may use any photographic medium for this workshop. -Molly Roberts



Molly Roberts is a visual editor, independent curator and photographer. Her career has focused on telling visual stories in conjunction with wonderful photographers, videographers, writers and designers, primarily in the magazine print world; Washington Post Magazine, USA Weekend, Smithsonian and National Geographic Magazine. She is the Creative Director of HumanEyes USA which is a non-profit organization created to bring American issues into sharper focus through photography, video and art. Roberts recently completed an academic fellowship at the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University.


Friday evening, November 6th

6p: Dinner on the lawn behind South x Southeast Gallery for all students. A time to get to know one another, catch up with those we know, and do it all safely outdoors. It’s gallery director Nancy’s birthday so there will be cake!



Saturday: November 7th

3p-5p: Molly will give a lecture on the history of the self-portrait, along with ideas and suggestions on contemporary self-portraiture, providing information before the field trip on Sunday. She will take Q&A at the end.

5p-8p: The Opening Reception of Love & Loss & Resilience, South x Southeast Gallery, Molena, Georgia. Only 10 guests will be allowed inside the gallery at one time. The reception will be held on the lawn and patio outside. Molly will be on hand to give a jurors talk. This is open to the public.


Sunday, November 8th

10a – 2p: Molly and the class will travel to a private cabin and lake where we will decamp to take self-portraits, engage in group discussions on what those mean to us, and how to make a better one. Lunch and beverages will be provided.


At A Future Date: Molly will give critiques and reviews to each workshop participant via Zoom at mutually convenient dates post-workshop.

Join us for a full weekend of photography in the gorgeous Georgia countryside this Fall.

Masks, sanitizer, and social distancing will apply.

Fee: $375

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