VRAF Workshop on Visual Literacy

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for Learning to Look, Looking to Learn: A Workshop on Visual Literacy, to be held on February 22, 2017. This workshop will be hosted by the International Center for Photography in conjunction with the exhibition “Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change,” and is open to cultural heritage professionals, the information and educational communities, and to anyone interested in visual culture. Learning to Look, Looking to Learn is one of four workshops being offered in the second year of the VRAF Regional Workshop Program.  The VRAF is grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for their continued support of this exciting opportunity to partner with cultural heritage and educational institutions. 

As our culture moves from an oral tradition to a visual one, strong visual literacy skills will be increasingly essential to interpreting the information around us. Learning to Look, Looking to Learn will provide participants with critical looking skills, as well as tools and techniques for enhancing the visual literacy of others. Part one of this workshop will be held at the International Center for Photography Museum, exploring visual literacy through objects in the exhibit “Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change.” The afternoon session will be hosted at the International Center for Photography School. Through a variety of interactive exercises, this session will explore more advanced visual literacy concepts, and examine how participants might apply their new skills to their own work and institutions.

Learning to Look, Looking to Learn will be taught by Nicole E. Brown, the Multidisciplinary Instruction Library at New York University. Nicole’s research interests include innovative teaching practices and incorporating new literacies into teaching and learning environments. As a member of the ACRL Visual Literacy Task Force, she works to promote the integration of visual literacy into library instruction, and co-wrote Visual Literacy for Libraries, an ALA Editions book co-written with the three members of the Visual Literacy Task Force. 

The fee for this day-long workshop is $125.  To learn more about the workshop, and to register, please visit http://vrafoundation.org.s119319.gridserver.com/index.php/regional_workshops/visual_literacy_at_the_international_center_of_photography/

If you have questions about registration, feel free to contact Betha Whitlow, VRAF Director,bwhitlow@wustl.edu. For questions about the International Center for Photography venue, please contact Paul Rogers, Director of Public Programming and Content at ICP, PRogers@icp.org.

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