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Shanghai Photography Workshop
June 9 – July 7, 2012
Faculty: Abby Robinson
The city of Shanghai is an integral hub for Asia’s burgeoning art and photography worlds. This unique four-week program emphasizes the exploration of Shanghai and encourages the integration of Western and Eastern photographic practices. Participants meet and dialogue with the Shanghai art community as well as engage in individual and group critiques. There are portfolio reviews by prominent members of Shanghai’s photography community that provide the opportunity to share ideas and network with curators and gallery owners as well as colleagues. This program offers freedom for participants to expand their body of work in a new and relevant context.
For more information and to apply online.  the Arts Abroad website hereYou can read about previous participants’ experiences on the program’s blog.
You can follow Abby Robinson’s dispatches from Shanghai on PDNedu’s blog.
Please contact Eleanor Oakes, program coordinator, with any questions:,  212.592.2357

Tuition: $4,300. Tuition includes: Housing in apartments, transportation for class trips, guided tours, entrance fees and limited group meals. Tuition does not include airfare to and from Shanghai or visa processing fees. Participants are responsible for acquiring their own visas from the Chinese government.
Prerequisites: One year of college-level photography education and a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop. This program is open to applicants of all ages and experiences, as well as international applicants.
A portfolio of 12 jpeg images of recent work must be submitted, along with a supporting statement and completed application form. Acceptance into this program is based on a portfolio review. Students must supply their own laptop (with Adobe Photoshop installed), a digital camera and any necessary equipment to download images from camera to laptop.