Photography lecture and workshops to be held

October 10–12, 2019

Can photography radically change your relationship with the natural world? Award-winning documentary photographer Susan Patrice believes it can. On Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., Patrice shares images and stories from her most recent project "The Enveloping Landscape," which features round, black and white photographs that offer a view of the beautiful and sometimes threatened forests of the Southern Appalachian region. The lecture and workshops are held at The Summit Building, Bristol, Tennessee.

Hosted by the Twin City Photo Club as part of its PUSH+2 Photography Competition and Show, local nature enthusiasts and photographers of all levels are invited to attend this free artist talk to learn more about the power of photography to animate love, promote awareness, encourage meaningful dialogue, and inspire an increased commitment to stewardship and conservation. Patrice also shares information about her newly launched citizen-photography project which pairs local photographers with regional conservation organizations.

If you are interested in deepening your intimacy with nature or using your photography to support conservation efforts in your area, Patrice offers a two-part landscape photography workshop Saturday, Oct 12. Part I, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., takes landscape photography to a whole new level by developing a contemplative photography practice that combines documentary photography with traditional ecological wisdom. Inspiration will be sparked through photographic exercises and time in the field. This workshop is open to photographers at all levels. The fee for Part I of the workshop is $50.

For those photographers interested in going a little deeper and experiencing the magic and beauty of black and white film photography, Part II of the workshop, from 2 — 6 p.m. includes an introduction to shooting black and white film including film camera operation, try-this-at-home recipes for film processing, mastering film scanning, and an introduction to working with black and white images in Photoshop. Film cameras are available for loan. The fee for Part II of the workshop is $15 plus a $35 material fee that covers film, chemicals, and contact prints.

For information and registration, contact Matthew Mills of the Twin City Photo Club at

Category: Photography