Stephanie Berger 01
1. When was this photo taken?
2. Where was this photo taken?
La Napoule, South of France
3. Who took this photo?
4. What are we looking at here?
This is a portrait of a student I taught in the summer of 1995 when was a instructor at the University of Massachusetts/ Amherst’s summer art program in La Napoule, in the South of France.
It was in an amazing stone Villa on the Mediterranean sea.
I do not know remember his name and don't remember taking any of these photos on the roll!
5. How does this old photo make you feel?
It was a great surprise to see the images. We spent a lot of time exploring the area together, taking the train to various towns, photographing portraits of each other and the landscapes. I was not much older than the students and I remember feeling somewhat insecure, trying to relate to the students as a teacher but also hanging out with them, and experiencing the culture, food, art, being very free and open to process of discovery. This was over 23 years ago..love that I can feel the beauty of that place as I look at the photo.
6. Is this what you expected to see?
Not at all. I had completely forgotten about this setting and the experience of teaching a class to college students in this beautiful location on the French Riviera. The rolls were marked France but I had no memory of taking these photographs and the people in them, although happy to relive the memory of that summer.
7. What kind of memories does this photo bring back?
Youthful Discovery. Mediterranean sunshine, South of France. Becoming an Artist. Freedom from worry. Intimate Exchange.
8. How do you think others will respond to this photo?
I think its an interesting B&W portrait because of the lines from his arms that frame his face and the beautiful light and expression on his face.
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