Image Text Ithaca and SPBH present an intensive weekend workshop oriented towards developing and refining participants’ photography and writing based [book] projects. Working closely with ITI Directors Catherine Taylor and Nicholas Muellner, this intimate hands-on workshop will push participants to experiment, expand, re-imagine and refine an ongoing project that directly or indirectly crosses over these two most fundamental forms of contemporary creation and communication.
The workshop will begin with lectures by each of the directors, addressing historical and contemporary examples of the evolving relationship between text and image in a range of print forms. This will be followed by short collaborative exercises designed to open up the possibilities and relationships between language and image. The remainder of the workshop will incorporate individual and small group meetings with intensive work sessions. The workshop will culminate in presentations and group critiques of each revised project at the end of the second day.
Collectively, Nicholas Muellner (photographer, writer and publisher) and Catherine Taylor (writer and publisher) have authored or published over 20 books that operate at the intersection of photography and writing.
Catherine Taylor (born 1964) received a BA from the College Scholar Program at Cornell University, studied Classics at Somerville College at the University of Oxford, and earned a PhD in English from Duke University. The author of You, Me, and the Violence, Apart, and Giving Birth, she is also a founding editor of Essay Press, and associate professor in writing and co-director of the Image Text MFA at Ithaca College and of ITI Press.
Nicholas Muellner is a Los Angeles-based artist and writer, and founding Co-Director of the Image Text MFA and Press. His books include Lacuna Park: Essays and Other Adventures in Photography, In Most Tides an Island and The Amnesia Pavilions. His work has been widely published and exhibited, and recognized by Guggenheim, MacDowell and Yaddo Colony Fellowships.