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Virtual Studio Workshop with Alun Be

What is the difference between mainstream and narrative photography? How one does tell a story from the seed of an idea to a series of photographs that facilitate vivid interpretations? At the end of this workshop, you will have created an artistic method that helps you release the visual qualities of your ideas and tell stories in a photographic series.

This virtual workshop consists of two 90-minute Zoom sessions a week apart (February 20 and 27). All skill levels welcome; most appropriate for ages 16 and up.

Artist bio:

Alun Be is an artist whose captivating images distinguish themselves through profound expression in high contrast. Born Alioune Ba in 1981 in Dakar, Senegal, Be credits the development of his diverse oeuvre largely to his West African, French, and American upbringing. Alun’s art form is constantly evolving, striving to portray African modernity. His personal projects focus on the human condition in public spaces, informed by his studies in San Francisco, where he received his MA in architecture. Be has exhibited at the Milan Universal Exposition (2015), the Dakar Biennale (2018), and the Museum of Contemporary Photography of Chicaco, among other venues. His photography series deal largely with intergenerationality, female empowerment, and technology.

We are working to make our virtual events accessible. If you need live captions or an ASL interpreter, or have another request, email Felicia Ingram.

Email Angela Lombardi with questions about the program.


Feb 20, 2021


10:30 AM


Free; registration required
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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