Workshop #8 with Mar Gonzalez

Sep. 1, 2022

Sep. 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm Sep. 21, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

About the Workshop

Akins High School

This is Akins High School’s second workshop this year and the 8th amArte workshop of the year. Led by local photographer Mar Gonzalez, the workshop was aimed at designing and directing scenes that would get shot on 35mm film. Students got to pick one or more pillars of violence prevention: peace, prosperity, hope, and health (created by the Office of Violence Prevention from Austin Public Health). They could coordinate and direct methods that would get portrayed and captured in film photographs.


About the Artist

Mar Gonzalez is a multi-disciplinary visual artist,  cinematographer, and colorist based in Austin, TX with a background in narrative filmmaking and an affinity for celluloid. 

They hail from Mexico and were raised in South Texas in the frontera region known as the Rio Grande Valley. Their perspective and visual style has been definitively shaped by their migrations and experiences. 

Film studies done through the lens of any camera they could find,  The University of Texas at Austin, and FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. They have since lent their talents to documentaries, web series, short and feature films, and music videos.