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Poetry, Prose and Photography

with Meghan Davidson


As photographers, we tell stories through the visual image. After all, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” But what if you want to share more than the visual image? What if you have words and thoughts, fragments and sentences that swirl through your mind that connect to the visual photograph you’ve created? This is a class that combines two mediums – photography AND writing – as a way to deepen your creativity, your process of storytelling, and your voice as an artist. Don’t worry, this is NOT a class filled with writing rules and “do’s and don’ts.” This is a class to play, to experiment, to free your voice, however it wants to come out. 

  • You will learn to play with poetry, prose, and photography to complement one another and to deepen your creative voice.

  • Hands-on work will include using a photo as a writing prompt, taking a photo to complement your writing, and exploring forms of written expression with poetry and prose along with your photography.

  • Bring to class a notebook and pen (or laptop if you prefer), three photos of anything that speaks to you on a deeper level (it could be of a person, a landscape, an object, ANYTHING that resonates with YOU!), and a camera.


about Meghan Davidson
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Dr. Meghan Davidson is a self-taught photographer who just completed a project creating a self-portrait using Polaroid film each and every day for a year. She is currently writing a memoir using these Polaroids as the framework for the book. Meghan is a lover of Polaroid and film, as well as digital photography. She is also a regular contributor to the collective photography website and blog, ViewFinders (formerly Mortal Muses) and on her own blog Life Refocused

Meghan's Polaroid self-portraiture has been exhibited at the IMPOSSIBLE Project NYC. Her work has been published in UPPERCASE, Digital Photo, Artful Blogging, and Mingle magazines, and included in the crowd-sourced book, This is Happening, published by Chronicle Books. Meghan has had four invited gallery shows in her current hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska, where she was awarded the Fan Favorite Award for the 2011 Lincoln PhotoFest. 

Meghan is also a Ph.D. psychologist conducting research and teaching at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She is also a licensed therapist and maintains a small private practice working with clients to help them with their goals and dreams. 


Earlier Event: October 14
Photoshop Basics for Creative Compositing
Later Event: April 19
Photograph with Intention