Visual Language: How Pictures Speak to Each Other

Jason Fulford

Friday May 4 & Saturday May 5, 2018

New York-based photographer Jason Fulford will lead a two-day, photo-based workshop during CONTACT 2018. Spending time with the Toronto Reference Library's Picture Collection, Fulford will guide artists through in-depth discussions and hands-on activities centered around the processes of editing and sequencing images. Fulford will propose a series of exercises using found images and words that are designed to offer new perspectives and associations for artists when looking at and editing their own work. In addition, artists will have the opportunity to edit and sequence each others’ personal projects, offering insights on how the work could be presented as an exhibition or book.

Jason Fulford is a photographer and co-founder of J&L Books. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, a frequent lecturer at universities, and has led workshops across the United States, Japan, Italy, Poland, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Lithuania, Germany, and Spain. His monographs include Sunbird (2000), Crushed (2003), Raising Frogs for $$$ (2006), The Mushroom Collector (2010), Hotel Oracle (2013), Contains: 3 Books (2016), Clayton's Ascent (2018) and Work In Progress (2018). He co-authored the photobook for children This Equals That (2014) with Tamara Shopsin, and co-edited The Photographer’s Playbook (2014) with Gregory Halpern. Fulford’s photographs have been described as open metaphors. As an editor and an author, a focus of his work has been on the subject of how meaning is generated through association.