Education Committee report for the PhotoMidwest 2017 Annual Report

The PhotoMidwest Education Committee organizes both classes and the Third Thursdays series of presentations.

The twelve month period from April 2016 through March 2017 saw 12 classes begin despite the logistical challenges of moving from our old Paterson St. location to the new Rayovac Dr. facilities. These twelve classes provided 95.8 hours of instruction. Enrollments totaled 114 and resulted in 928 hours of student-instructor in-classroom contact. PhotoMidwest instructors and classes were:

Andy Kraushaar and others: What's in the Attic? A look inside the Wisconsin Historical Society's Visual Materials Archive
Barbara Tannenbaum: Portfolio review at PhotoMidwest Festival 2016
Debbie Borth: Do's and Don'ts of Posing
Debbie Borth: Introduction to Portrait Lighting & Composition
Don Mendenhall: Masterwork Salon
John Lorimer: How to Get Better Photos from Your Digital SLR or Mirrorless
John Lorimer: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom
Larry Fink: Master Class
Mark Golbach: Street Photography: Theory and Practice
Suzanne Rose: Mindful Monochrome
Tom Miller: Matting & Framing for Beginners
Zane Williams: Seeing (photographically)

The Third Thursday program provided 11 presentations with the 12th deferred to the Markus Brunetti talk and reception at the Chazen Museum. The committee wishes to express our appreciation to the speakers for donating their time to make this series possible. The presentations and speakers were:

Apr 2016: Commercial Photography in the Digital World with Robert McGaffin
May 2016: Image Piracy and Copyright Law in the Collodion Era, with Heather Sonntag
Jun 2016: Who is Jessica Kaminski & Why Did She Make a Book About Beards? with Jessica Kaminski
Jul 2016: History of Photography & Techniques in Cuba, by photographer Joel Hernandez Marin
Aug 2016: The Photography Workshop Experience (multiple PhotoMidwest members)
Sept 2016: How You or Your Interest Group Can Publish a Photobook ((Black & White interest group)
Oct 2016: (deferred to Markus Brunetti Talk & Reception at Chazen Museum)
Nov 2016: Lauren Justice on Rural & Underrepresented Community Photojournalism
Dec 2016: Panel discussion of Larry Fink master class/portfolio review (PhotoMidwest members)
Jan 2017: Photojournalist Craig Schreiner
Feb 2017: Photojournalist Saiyna Bashir, Muslim Life in Madison
Mar 2017: David Erickson - Architectural Photography & the State Historical Society Collection

In addition the Education Committee publicizes photography-relevant events at the Chazen Museum, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Overture Center for the Performing Arts, Wisconsin History Museum, and other venues. In the past 12 months these include listings on the PhotoMidwest's website, Facebook page, and/or Twitter account for events such as North of Dixie - Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South at the Wisconsin Historical Museum, Eric Baillies' 19th Century Photography Here & Now at Overture, and Richard Axom's Not Just Your Black-&-White Photo at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.

With the expanded hours and room flexibility of PhotoMidwest's new Rayovac Dr. location, we look forward to more classes on more subjects in the next year. If you are interested in helping make this all happen, please email the committee at Education@PhotoMidwest.Org. We look forward to your participation.