Gantt Center: Selfie vs. Self Portrait

Award-winning photographer Sheila Pree Bright will discuss the difference between a selfie and a self-portrait during this workshop.

The portrait photograph is a closed field of forces. Four image-repertoires intersect here, oppose and distort each other. In front of the lens, I am at the same time: the one I think I am, the one I want others to think I am, the one the photographer thinks I am, the one he makes use of to exhibit his art. – Roland Barthes

Award-winning photographer Sheila Pree Bright will discuss the difference between a selfie and a self-portrait. Participants will take a selfie – with a cell phone – and then a self-portrait with a Polaroid camera, examining what the portraits say. Are they revealing something real and true about themselves? Is it just a selfie or is it art? Please enroll early. Participation is limited.

Learn more about Sheila Pree Bright here.

Saturday, June 4 | 12 Noon – 1:30 pm
Limited to high school students
All levels welcome (no experience required)
$25.00 per participant

Harvey B. Gantt Center at Levine Center for the Arts
551 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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