"Teaching Collaboration: What Photography Can Learn from Other Media"
Thursday, March 06 - 10:30AM to 11:45AM
Effective collaboration is increasingly a fundamental professional skill for nearly all media artists. It is a pragmatic necessity for the completion of complex commercial and editorial projects. But it is also the key to new and expansive modes of creativity for fine art and experimental artists seeking to explore new horizons. Fueled by new technologies, social media, and globalization, more photographers are finding themselves creating in truly collaborative processes, where no single participant's vision is primary.
At the Maryland Institute College of Art, building a culture of collaboration is an explicit part of the school's mission. This panel discussion will seek examples, advice, and best practices from distinguished artist-educators at MICA, in fields where teamwork is highly valued, and essential to the success of a project. Specific projects and course delivery models will be presented, with the goal of identifying strategies that can be transposed well to the photography classroom.