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The Attending Eye: A Photography and Poetry Workshop, CC 11/15

with Genine Lentine and Shundo David Haye
in the Conference Center at 308 Page Street

Saturday, November 15, 2014
10 am - 5 pm

What do we see? How does what we see change as we regard it? How do we change in this encounter? Immerse yourself in a day of looking closely.

In this workshop, we will engage in different modes of attention, stimulating our receptivity and our agility of response. We'll sit zazen. We'll cultivate our close observation in a combination of writing and photography exercises. We’ll support each other’s work in an immersive, exploratory environment.

Can our openness allow us a fresh regard for what is right in front of us?

To take photographs means to recognize—simultaneously and within a fraction of a second—both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis.

—Henri Cartier-Bresson

Hear how the mouth
so full
of longing for the world,
changes its shape?


—Mark Doty, “Difference”
Please bring:
  • a camera
  • plenty of fresh paper and a juicy pen
  • a ready mind
  • your lunch

Fees: $80; $72 current SFZC members; $64 limited income. Some partial scholarships available. No one turned away for lack of funds. (About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellations.)

For an additional $25 fee, students can arrange to meet with the instructor for an individual one-hour conference (to be scheduled by instructor and student).

To Register: Use the ticket table below. Or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).

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