Hey! Karen’s 1st Post

My name is Karen Seymour and I am a junior studying Sociology and Film Studies. I like to read and listen to personal idiosyncratic stories, through documentaries, radio specials, and memoirs. Through the journalism program at Brandeis, I think I can hone my skills as a writer, while keeping up with what is going on in the world. I want to learn how to cover art stories–like how to structure an article about a film screening in Boston or a gallery opening.

For an on-campus story, I was thinking about covering the gallery talks in the Rose Art Museum. This Saturday, there is a talk about one of the exhibits on the bottom floor of the Rose Art Museum, The Brood, by Lisa Yuskavage. Yuskavage will be talking about her work on display.

For an off-campus story, I wanted to cover cultural/museum events happening in Boston on the weekend. I was thinking of attending ICA Boston’s film talk about the documentary VIDEOFREEX. This documentary is basically about a group of video artists that want to democratize television. One of the filmmakers and Skip Blumberg are going to be a part of the panel, so I thought I would report the interesting things that come up.



One thought on “Hey! Karen’s 1st Post”

  1. Hi Karen, it’s great that you’re motivated to pursue stories about arts events and film screenings. I’m glad you’ve had a chance to get off campus to some of these events and will look forward to seeing your photos. It can be exciting to search for striking ways of shooting portraiture photos of artists in the context of their work as it is displayed in a gallery–for instance, the photo Jacob showed us last week, in which we could see an artist’s work reflected in her eyeglasses. The challenge with shooting talks is to find a way of reporting on them that is visually interesting. One possible solution is to try shooting photos outside the space of the talk–photos that relate to the content of the artwork under discussion, or that provide additional context about the work or the artists who made it.

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