Erica Shires

JASA Warbasse Cares NORC
"Sun Photographs"
Pronouns: she / her
Artistic Discipline: Visual Arts
Category: SU-CASA
Grant Year: 2023
Location: Brighton Beach

Erica Shires is an interdisciplinary artist working with photography, video, 3D animation, and taxidermy. Her interests lie in merging the physicality of old media and the natural environment with emerging technologies. Shires holds an MFA (2021) in Digital Interdisciplinary Art from City College CUNY and a BFA (2001) in Photography and Art History from Pratt Institute. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

This workshop will teach seniors ways to easily make photographic prints with the sun. They will learn how to collect materials - personal and from nature - and how these objects, when placed on light-sensitive paper and exposed to the sun, create a photographic print. The seniors will also learn about the history of photography and alternative processes while making their images and will finish class with an assortment of photographic prints they have created.