TL15: Reportage and the art of composition



Saturday afternoon

Daniel Winterbottom


Reportage is not always only visual documentation, but also a form of storytelling often combined with written narrative and/or observations. Whether a stand-alone visual description or a marriage of text and visuals, reportage reveals an event, condition, place, or character. In most reportage a theme persists across a collection of sketches documenting changing conditions, the cumulative effects of a continuing investigation, or the repetition and variation of a theme from place to place. In this session we will share our work, discuss the processes we engage in, the challenges we face and the role of reportage in our changing society. We will begin the session with a brief discussion on the history of sketch reportage. Bring your own examples and/or the work of others to discuss.

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Event Details

Date: July 20, 2024

Start time: 03:00 p.m.

End time: 05:00 p.m.

Directions: Location TBD

Sketcher Fest Artist

Daniel Winterbottom is a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington. He has created a range of art from painting, ceramic, sculpture, and drawing. The COVID epidemic rekindled his interest in art. His love of urban wandering led to a spontaneous passion for urban sketching and reportage. Traveling frequently, he has found subjects that reappear from continent to continent while maintaining the local nuances. He is fascinated by natural phenomenon, reflectivity, light and shadow, and disappearance. He was awarded an Urban Sketchers Reportage Grant for 2021 for his project “The Shifting Landscapes of Despair, Hope, Survival and Persistence.”

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