Visual surprises in Four Freedoms Park: Brooke DiDonato leads a photo workshop, Filling in the Blanks, on July 25th at 6:30.
Visual surprises in Four Freedoms Park: Brooke DiDonato leads a photo workshop, Filling in the Blanks, on July 25th at 6:30.
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FDR Four Freedoms Park reminds us it's more than a place for quiet reflection with a final Summer Sunset Thursday event for the season. On Thursday, Brooke DiDonato challenges photographers to "fill in the blanks" in a free photo workshop.

Photographic artist Brooke DiDonato's an Ohio native who now works in New York.

"Her images depict everyday settings with a surreal twist, using visual anomalies as a framework to explore the psyche. By exploiting the narrative limitations of a photograph, she places viewers in the middle of a storyline that is both real and constructed," Four Freedoms event page tells us. 

You can get a good look at her impressive range of creative ideas on her webpage.  

The Photo Workshop, Filling in the Blanks with Brooke DiDonato takes place in the Park, between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., on Thursday, July 25th. It's cosponsored with United Photo Industries. It's free, but click here to register. It's required.

What to Expect at Filling in the Blanks

"Using the unique architecture of FDR Four Freedoms State Park as a backdrop, students will be assigned a location in the Park to use as inspiration for their photographs. In each group, members will take turns alternating between photographer and model, working together to bring each person's ideas to life. Students will be encouraged to combine key components of their assigned backdrop such as composition, color, lighting and shadows with their desired subject matter to create a narrative of their choosing.

"This is a BYOC (bring-your-own-camera) workshop that will meet for an introduction before heading out on assignment around FDR Four Freedoms State Park. The workshop will wrap-up with a casual group critique, where students can share work and ideas, and get feedback from instructors and workshop peers.