FlickrFan Event: Boston Photography Center November Meetup
October 22, 2009
Boston Photography Center
Today we live in a society that is bombarded by visual imagery. Unfortunately, we receive very little education in the structure, form or content of images. This situation may leave us feeling ineffective in our ability to produce images or to decipher their more subtle messages. Visual Literacy is a first step for students interested in Photography , architecture, interior design, graphic design, art and art education, textile design, and journalism and mass communications to challenge this situation and to begin a serious exploration of the visual world, a world that is as complex and organized as the verbal world.
Visual literacy is the ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image. Visual literacy is based on the idea that pictures can be read and that meaning can be communicated through a process of reading.
Visual Literacy investigates the ways we as a society communicate our beliefs and values through the artifacts we make. It enables people to explore the formal qualities of the visual world and to develop new sensitivities toward their visual environment. It brings Photographers an expanded awareness of their surroundings and an understanding of the potential for visual images and constructed artifacts to express their own ideas and observations about the world.
Join us for an evening of understanding an Image with Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography.
This is an open discussion , please bring your ideas to the meeting.
Winchester, MA 01890 – USA
Wednesday, November 11 at 8:00 PM
Fee: Price: USD 5.00 per person