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Diversity in Lighting Workshop

With Diane Din Ebongue

EMMEDIA is proud to present Diversity in Lighting, a two-part workshop led by the incredible Diane Din-Ebongue. Rather than a course about how to do the perfect lighting, this two-part course is more about fundamentals to consider when we work with diverse skin tones, getting a better understanding of how the skin and light interaction works and exploring the social representations we have of skin tones. There will be a theoretical portion and a more practical portion. Both parts of the workshop will be held in person at our main space, 2005B 10th Ave. SW, on June 3 and 4 (Saturday and Sunday) from 1 to 4pm. Tickets are for both parts of this workshop series.

You can expect to learn about the following topics:

  • Understanding the structure of the skin (biology).
  • Fundamentals about lighting (optical physics).
  • Optical physics applied to skin tones.
  • Colour theory (visual arts).
  • Typologies of the skin and colour analysis also known as skin tone matching (sociology, cosmetics and fashion).
  • Deconstructing the idea of skin tone accuracy (vision science and sociology of technology).
Diversity in Lighting: Fundamentals Course Part 1

Date: June 3, 2023, 1 – 4pm

Diversity in Lighting: Fundamentals Course Part 2

Date: June 4 , 2023, 1 – 4pm

This two-part workshop explores the fundamentals to consider when we work with diverse skin tones. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of how the skin & light interaction works, while exploring the social representations we have of skin tones.

About the Instructor

Diane Din Ebongue is a Cameroonian-born and French-raised interdisciplinary artist and arts manager passionate about intangible cultural heritage, skin tone representation in media arts, empowerment processes and knowledge sharing through arts. After obtaining a master’s degree in Sciences, Arts and Techniques of Image and Sound at Aix-Marseille University in 2014, she worked as an audiovisual technician and arts manager in France, Australia and more recently, in Canada. She is currently developing a collection of mixed media artworks exploring the perception of skin tones and their connections to ethno-cultural identities, with funding from Calgary Arts Development, and the support of The Grand, Fuse33 Makerspace, Humainologie and Emmedia Gallery and Production Society.

By buying a ticket to this workshop, you consent to having photo and video taken during the workshop for EMMEDIA’s promotional and archival material.

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With Diane Din Ebongue | 2005B 10 Ave. SW | June 3&4, 2023 | 1 - 4pm | Includes partner and support logos