The Freeman Patterson Lecture on Understanding Creativity
Joe Miller and the Northern Virginia Alliance of Camera Clubs present “The Freeman Patterson Lecture on Understanding Creativity” on Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Patterson, a world-renowned photographer and teacher, will discuss the idea of “Creativity” as applied to photographic work. His personal efforts range from documentary to impressionistic; resonating with themes inherent in the natural world. His images have been published in numerous books, magazines, journals, newspapers and advertisements, exhibited around the world.
Freeman will begin his presentation with a talk about the nature of creativity and ways to nurture and develop the creativity with which we are all born. He includes stories of people who have used their creativity under great difficulty to benefit others and follows with a series of photographs (with commentary) that illustrate his main points and reveal how both the symbols in our dreams and the symbols in our art tell our life story.
Freeman has presented this program in several countries – Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Israel, France, England, Canada, and the United States – and regularly updates both the spoken and visual content. It is a continuing work in progress.
Combining a deep love of photography with an open and engaging teaching style, his lectures emphasize learning how to express effectively what you see and feel. He regards visual design as the craft or the language of visual expression and helps his students become fluent; using design with the ease of speaking their first language.
He helps attendees to understand that creativity resides in them (the photographer) and not in the tools or techniques that are used. Without an imagination, dreaming, and manipulation, tools and techniques can accomplish nothing.
Carpooling for this event is suggested due to limited parking space.
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center
3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030