Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Amy Arbus Picturing People: Aesthetics and Narrative July 15 to July 20, 2018 Tuition: $650 Workshop: 9AM-Noon Discipline: Photography OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

We are all storytellers at heart. A compelling picture essay sets the scene, introduces the characters, evokes a mood, and shows the conflict and all of its bittersweet consequences. Participants are encouraged to think about story ideas before class. Models will be provided but students can choose to photograph others. Through slide presentations and critiques we will discuss techniques for lifestyle, photojournalism, fashion and traditional portraiture. Key topics: approaching people, collaborating with them and encouraging them to feel at ease. We will cover techniques for editing, sequencing and presentation.


Amy Arbus has published five books. Her photographs have appeared in over one hundred periodicals around the world. She teaches portraiture at MMW and FAWC. Amy Arbus is represented by The Schoolhouse Gallery in Massachusetts. She has had thirty-nine solo exhibitions worldwide, and her photographs are a part of private collections and museums worldwide.