The Art of Your Story: Finding Legacy Through the Lens
Like America, the story of Los Angeles is a great tapestry of many narratives and diverse experiences. As shown in our current exhibition, photography is a powerful medium that can capture history. In this hands-on workshop, Emmy-nominated filmmaker Sascha Brown Rice will give participants the opportunity to use old photographs to uncover their own personal histories, share stories of the unsung heroes in their families and neighborhoods, and make visible the invisible. This workshop will cover the essentials of legacy storytelling, from the basics of how to conduct research and begin the documentary process to exploring the way that politics, economics, the environment, and culture influence narrative.
It is recommended participants bring a photograph of a possible subject to explore. It is not required, but the workshop includes a hands-on art making experience with an opportunity to scan and print your photograph. Your photo can be a candid shot or a formal portrait. The subject can be a relative, a community member, historical figure, or a mystery to be solved.
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Sascha Brown Rice
Sascha Brown Rice is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, consultant, public speaker, and teacher. Recently, she served as the Global Marketing Director for the motion picture division at Eastman Kodak where she advanced the mission of film with innovative collaborations, strategic partnerships, and community engagement. Rice’s feature films CALIFORNIA STATE OF MIND: The Legacy of Pat Brown and MANGO KISS was nationally broadcast, screened internationally, and garnered multiple honors.
In 2008, Rice founded Fire of Life Films and has expanded the business beyond production to offer workshops, consulting, and mentoring to writers, nonprofits, and corporations. Additionally, Rice serves on the Board of Advisors of the non-partisan Pat Brown Institute and has appeared on television, radio programs, and written for online publications.
Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library is the result of celebrated American photography curator Anne Wilkes Tucker’s excavation of nearly 500 images—out of a collection of over 14 million—permanently housed at the Library of Congress.Learn More
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