Oh, Snap! is a program created by in response to the interest among local women to come together, share stories and learn about photography in a safe, non-judgmental space. Self-identifying women from the neighborhood and the larger community are welcomed to attend. You don’t have to sign up. You don’t have to pay. You come when you can. PPAC welcomes you to Oh Snap! where we make friends and photographs.
Oh, Snap! meets on the third Saturday of each month, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Join our Oh, Snap! Facebook group for sharing and updates.
Upcoming meeting dates:
Portfolio Presentations by Oh, Snap! participants. Up to four Oh, Snap! participants can volunteer to show portfolios or present their projects at PPAC’s gallery. If you are interested in sharing your work in a non-competitive and supportive space, please contact Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Documentary Work. Susan Sterner, a documentary photographer, book artist and educator, will present her decade-long project, Estoy Por Aquí/I Am Here, which explores the informal economy and ripple effects of a legacy of conflict, immigration, survival and violence for women throughout El Salvador.
Making Your Life As An Artist. Artists U will lead a workshop on the role of the artist, the challenges we face, and the tools we (already) have to overcome them. Participants will receive the Artists U Workbook and Working Group curriculum.
Book, Blog or Exhibition? Lori Waselchuk will present on the costs, benefits and challenges of different strategies for distributing your work.
Debi Cornwall Gallery Talk and Discussion. Cornwall will discuss her exhibition, Welcome to Camp America, a vivid and disorienting glimpse into the U.S. Naval Station in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba and its growing diaspora, through photographs, once-classified government documents, and first-person accounts.
Justyna Badach Presentation. Badach will present her project Land of Epic Battles, a new series of images made using film stills from ISIS training videos. After a year of experimentation, Badach discovered a 19th-century process that allowed her to use gunpowder as a pigment to create large, dichromate prints that resemble antiquated documentation of Middle Eastern sites and landscapes.
Portfolio Presentations. Up to four Oh, Snap! participants can volunteer to show portfolios or present their projects at PPAC’s gallery. If you are interested in sharing your work in a non-competitive and supportive space, please contact Lori at email@example.com.
Emily Schiffer: Art, Community Engagement and Social Change. Schiffer, a New York-based photographer and mixed media artist, will talk about her work and 12-year collaboration with youth on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota.
PPAC hopes that Oh, Snap! will bring together women of diverse backgrounds and experiences. The activities will develop according to the interests of its participants, but it’s safe to predict that you will learn photo basics, share photo tips, learn from photo professionals, and make your own photographs. Please contact Lori if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org