Photo by Lynn Saville
This workshop introduces students to the magic of taking photographs along New York’s waterways, with a focus on the DUMBO waterfront.
Presenters: Lynn Saville
Taught by award-winning and internationally exhibited photographer Lynn Saville, this workshop introduces students to the magic of taking photographs along New York’s waterways, with a focus on the DUMBO waterfront. The group will meet at the ICP Photoville tent before beginning their journey.
Lynn Saville is a photographer known for her nocturnal urban landscapes. She earned a BA from Duke University and an MFA from Pratt Institute, where her thesis show consisted of black-and-white night photographs. She is represented by Yancey Richardson in New York. Her work has been widely exhibited in the US and abroad, and is included in the collections of many museums, corporations, and individuals. Saville has published four monographs: Acquainted with the Night (Rizzoli, 1997); Night/Shift (Monacelli/Random House, 2009), with an introduction by Arthur C. Danto; and Dark City: Urban America at Night (Damiani, 2015), with an introduction by Geoff Dyer and LOST, New York, part of a box set series of books on world cities published in 2018 by Kris Graves Projects. She currently has a solo Public Art Exhibition entitled: Grand Central Revealed, commissioned by the MTA: Arts & Design on view in 8 large light boxes in Grand Central Terminal’s western concourse (through 2020). Her archives were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University. Her recent retrospective exhibition, which inaugurated the new photography gallery at Pratt Institute, received high praise from The New Yorker: “There’s a long, rich history of New York photographers working at night, from Berenice Abbott to Joel Meyerowitz. Saville joins their ranks with these pictures…”
The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Cornell Capa founded ICP in 1974 to champion “concerned photography” — socially and politically minded images that can educate and change the world. Through our exhibitions, education programs, community outreach, and public programs, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the power of the image.
As part of Photoville Festival 2023, ICP will be providing family activities, youth panels for our EDU days, and workshops hosted at their center – check back for more details throughout May!