Nguyen: Listening to Images | 11am – 2pm

Diana Khoi Nguyen

The title for this master class is lifted from the title of scholar Tina M. Campt’s insightful text on ways of listening closely to photography; it informs how we will attune ourselves to the “lower frequencies” of a photographic image so that we can register “‘felt sound[s]’–sound that, like a hum, resonates in and as vibration.” In this four-week collaborative space (my model for the workshop is a space of generating work and sharing it in communal generosity), we will explore the ways in which poets have recently engaged with personal, historical, and archival photographs: Ross Gay, Deborah Paradez, and Anthony Cody, to name a few, while simultaneously embarking on our own listening and entrance into/with images.