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Chalk Talks Workshops: 2017 AMM Conference

  • Des Moines Art Center
  • Address: 4700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
  • July 12, 2017
  • From: 01:00 PM to 04:30 PM
  • Phone: 1-888-724-4266
  • Price: $30

Chalk Talks Workshops

Facilitated by Wing Young Huie, documentary photographer and 2016 Conference Flash Talk speaker

Offsite Location: Des Moines Art Center (15 min drive or Uber ride from Embassy Suites)

Two 90-minute sessions available:

Session 1 – 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Session 2 – 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
After being a documentary photographer for so long Wing started to think that no matter how good the photograph, it is still just a surface description. How then can you create a photograph that gives a glimpse of the interior self? His answer was to use a chalkboard. Chalk Talk is a process now used in many classrooms, in which participants pair up with someone in the room they don’t know well and have a conversation prompted with questions such as, “How do you think others see you? What don’t they see?” This intimate conversation connects people in a real way, getting them out of their cultural bubbles by challenging preconceptions of the other and one’s self. Afterwards the participant’s help each other choose what to write on their own chalkboards, a statement that expresses their authentic selves and perspectives. Then they photograph each other with their chalkboards with the goal of creating a photograph that gives meaning to what is written on their chalkboard.

Register here: https://associationofmidwestmuseums.wufoo.com/forms/m1qw8o710mtkioy/

Chalk Talks Workshops: 2017 AMM Conference