Guest lectures by Nanó Wallenius and Valentina Stellino
Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (North Lecture Hall) 30 October 2019, at 9AM
学术讲座, 广州美术学院 北阶梯教室, 10月30日 星期三, 上午9:00
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Graphic Design and Photography - a Love Story
Graphic Design and Photography, a Love Story
by Nanó Wallenius
Photography and graphic design has more in common than one can imagine. Knowing both skills gives creatives a lot of advantages in a world that requires more and more multitalents. Understanding of composition, color and communication binds photography and graphic design together, while technical skills, typography and work locations set these two art school majors apart.
The ultimate medium where these two practises meet is the art book. And how can one best use traditional graphic design mediums to showcase photography? Can graphic design ever contribute to the conceptual part of photography?
Graphic designer and photographer Nanó Wallenius will talk about going from studying photography to working with graphic design and what she has learned along the way.
INTIMACY AND PHOTOGRAPHY
by Valentina Stellino
What role does intimacy play in photography? In today's society, where we are constantly connected to and surrounded by imagery, true intimacy can be hard to find. Photographers can be seen as people who track down intimacy, both real or fake. Taking intimate photographs may involve preserving our own mysteries or desires. Does exploring emotions of others and ourselves mean that we are being our true selves, or does it mean the opposite - abandoning what we know about ourselves and stepping out of who we actually are?
Many photographers throughout history have stepped away from behind the camera and stepped into her/his own image. Instead of being a witness, the photographer turns herself/himself into a part of her own storytelling. And can an image without people ever be an intimate image?
Belgian photographer Valentina Stellino will also talk about her own work in the context of the lecture.