Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Marian Roth The World of Camera Obscura June 21 to June 26, 2020 Tuition: $650 Workshop: 9am-12pm Discipline: Photography OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

Camera obscura photography creates images without a sharpening lens, linear focal plane, or factory set apertures and shutter speeds. The results are often dreamy and mysterious, both softer and more personal than images created in mechanical or digital cameras. You will learn all aspects of pinhole photography from camera construction to production of paper negatives and photographs. Participants need know nothing about photography to appreciate the power of camera obscura imagery to widen ones’ visual vocabulary.


Marian Roth has been working with camera obscura imagery for thirty years.  She is the recipient of both Guggenheim and Pollock Krasner Fellowships. She maintains a studio in Provincetown, where she has lived since 1982. She is currently working in a small horse barn she converted to a camera obscura at Edgewood Farm.  Marian is represented in Provincetown by On Center Gallery.