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Those Who Inspire Me (and Why) with Brooks Jensen

Event info

The creative life in photography can easily be consumed by technique and gear. But the art life is more life-encompassing than that. In this talk, Brooks Jensen will present a few particularly inspirational examples about photography and the art life that come from some unlikely sources — photographers and non-photographers. These examples are from his on-going series of audio commentaries — ‘Those Who Inspire Me (and Why)’ — at LensWork Online. This series lays emphasis on project-oriented photography and photographs presented "off the wall." If you are looking for ways to expand your photographic outlook outside the matted and framed print on the wall, this presentation will offer many examples of creative alternatives.

  1. Pedro Meyer - Image versus Print
  2. Jerry Uelsmann - Gathering Assets
  3. David Bayles - The Pile of Prints, Finding the Project
  4. Hokusai - The Penny Print
  5. Charles Dickens - Storytelling Without a Plot
  6. Basho and Hemingway - Haiku and the Six-Word Story
  7. Wright Morris - Image and Text, Photographer as Storyteller
  8. Minor White - What Else It Is
  9. Todd Walker - Self-publication

Plus: Seeing in SIXES and the LensWork Community Book Projects

Brooks Jensen is a fine-art photographer, publisher, workshop teacher and writer. He may be the world’s most-often quoted living photographer. He and his wife Maureen Gallagher are the owners, co-founders, editors and publishers of the award-winning LensWork. With subscribers in 72 countries, Brooks’ impact on fine art photography is truly world-wide. His long-running podcast on photography and the creative process is heard over the Internet by thousands every day. LensWork is currently in its 27th year of publication. LensWork Publishing is at the leading edge in multimedia and digital media publishing with LensWork Extended — a PDF-based, media-rich, expanded version of the magazine. LensWork Online is a membership website with literally terabytes of online content including videos, audios, workshops and inspiration for your creative photographic endeavours. Brooks' personal work can be seen in his on-going series, Kokoro, a PDF-based, downloadable periodical. Brooks Jensen is also the author of ten best-selling books on photography and creativity.


A monochrome image of a Brittlecone Pine

All images are © Brooks Jensen.

Zoom video-conferencing

This event will take place via Zoom video-conference. You will be emailed a link in advance so you can join the event. During the event you will be able to see Brooks Jensen and his images. You will be able to interact with him to ask questions after his session. A brief introduction to using Zoom can be found HERE.

Booking a place

You need to book online in order to access this event. This event is free for Digital Imaging members, but these members still have to ‘purchase’ a (free) ticket to receive a link for joining the event.

Please check whether your membership in the RPS or the Digital Imaging Group is still active before booking your place. This will be checked when ticketing closes, and any mistake could invalidate your ticket. Check your status by logging into the RPS website HERE.

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Event Organiser

Rex Waygood


Cancellation policy

If circumstances beyond our control cause cancellation of the online event you will be reimbursed. Each attendee must ensure they are able to view this presentation online. It may not be possible for the host/organiser to rectify any problems attendees may have. For that reason, it is in your best interest to satisfy yourself that you can communicate via Zoom before the event. No refund will be available if you are unable to attend the meeting for any reason.



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