Member Seth Boonchai, a faculty member at NYC School of Visual Arts, passes along this info about their Studies Abroad program for photographers interested in going to Shanghai:
Digital Photography Residency in Shanghai
June 26 – July 17, 2010.
3 Studio Credits.
Faculty: Abby Robinson.
This three-week residency will emphasize the exploration of Shanghai and encourage the integration of Western and Eastern photographic practices. Participants will receive insightful seminars on historical and contemporary Chinese photography, with the goal of seeing their world and their work from a more global perspective. There will also be an intimate investigation of Shanghai’s contemporary art world. Individual portfolio reviews by prominent members of Shanghai’s photography community will provide the opportunity to network and share ideas with curators and gallery owners, as well as colleagues. This year, the city will also play host to the Shanghai World Expo, a four-month festival of art and culture that will fill the city with a multitude of additional exhibitions and events. There will also be excursions to ancient towns in the suburbs of Shanghai, opportunity for individual weekend travel, and optional lessons in Mandarin.
Two years of photography education and a working knowledge of Photoshop is required for this course. Tuition of $4,300 includes classes, housing, facility use, field trips and guided tours. Please note, tuition does not include airfare to Shanghai and a visa is required for entrance into China.