Photography as a Tool for Mindfulness
We’ll practice the art of photography to de-stress from ordinary day-to-day life. You will learn to “see something new” every day, develop the ability to be mindful through specific photography exercises, and channel stressors into art. Class will culminate in a group slideshow exhibition of photography created during the class. Bring your camera.
Tara Wray is a photographer, curator, and filmmaker. Her work is autobiographical in nature and focuses on issues of mental health and the ambivalence of family ties. Tara graduated from New York University where she studied documentary filmmaking. She is director of two feature length documentaries: "Manhattan, Kansas" (SXSW 2006; Film Society of Lincoln Center) and "Cartoon College" (2012, Vancouver). Her photobook, Too Tired for Sunshine, was published by Yoffy Press in July 2018 and sold out shortly thereafter. Recently she founded the Too Tired Project, a non-profit photo initiative helping those struggling with depression by offering a platform for collective creative expression and community. Her work has been featured on NPR, Washington Post, VICE, Huff Post, BUST Magazine, among others. For more information about Tara, visit her website.