ICMPhotoMag 2021 Beginnings Workshop
In January 2021, we launched the ICMPhotoMag Beginnings Workshop and then held two back-to-back 5-week workshops from 10 January through 28 March. At the end of each workshop, we published an online exhibition to showcase the final projects of each participant in the two workshops. These two online exhibitions can be viewed by clicking on the images or links below.
|2021 Beginnings Workshop #1 Exhibition||2021 Beginnings Workshop #2 Exhibition|
During these two interactive, immersive, and collective ICM photography courses, 19 participants and the three mentors, from five different countries, came together to explore creative image making through connections and stories, on a journey of discovery and self-expression, in a friendly co-learning environment.
The workshops were mentoring-based (rather than teaching-based), as participants were encouraged to discover their own unique path to creativity and storytelling through ICM photography. The power of this course was found in mutual interaction, collaborative sharing, and immersive discussions above and beyond just technical exercises.
Participants developed a deeper understanding of their own photographic and artistic processes through immersion, reflection, and self-expression, as they explored ways to answer questions about how they might use ICM photography to tell more meaningful stories and bridge connections to both the inner landscape of the spirit, as well as to the outer landscape of the world in which we all live.
Using poetry, other writings, music, imagery, and concepts as prompts, these starting points guided the participants on a journey of exploration, through the creation of new ICM work, as well as through journaling during the course of the workshop, enabling them to build a meaningful personal project based around a chosen theme.
Inspired by the Beginnings Workshops, Kaisa, Morag, and Stephanie have now opened a collaborative, continuous learning membership community, which launched June 1st, 2021.
This new initiative brings many of the features of the 5-week intensive workshops to a collaborative, continuous learning community...one which offers an ongoing, rolling, monthly workshop-style environment, with new themes, content, live sessions, guest photographers, and much more each month....all with the goal of helping you grow in your ICM photography and inspiring you to tap more deeply into your own creativity...in a supportive, encouraging, safe atmosphere that will help nurture your artistic vision.
If you are interested in learning more about how to become a member of this learning community, please visit the link below. We hope you will come grow with us, and we look forward to seeing you in the Network!