Posts from the ‘Workshops and Classes’ Category

Elinor Carucci: Finding the Universal in Photographic Narratives

The woman that I still am 2, 2010_feature
The woman that I still am 2, 2010_feature

Join Elinor Carucci for this critique-based photography workshop in New York City, ‘Finding the Universal in Photographic Narratives’.

Read More →

Rob Hornstra: DIY Storytelling

Olga (29)
Olga (29)

Over the weekend of May 31 and June 1 at Aperture Foundation, photographer Rob Hornstra led a very informative workshop on self-publishing a photobook. Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen are the creators of The Sochi Project, a “slow journalism” series focusing on the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics, and the authors of the 2013 Aperture book The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus. At the workshop, participants learned about Hornstra’s process of financing, shooting, designing, promoting, and selling each of his self-published projects, allowing them to gain insight into the advantages and disadvantages of…

Read More →

Mark Steinmetz: Photographing Civilization

steinmetz_featured_a
steinmetz_featured_a

On April 5 and 6, Mark Steinmetz led an insightful workshop at Aperture Foundation, grounded in the tradition of American photography. The workshop began with a seminar on the history of the medium, critically examining the works of Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Garry Winogrand, Robert Adams, and Stephen Shore. Steinmetz highlighted composition, lighting, and thematic narratives, and shared many personal anecdotes from his experiences working with some of these photographers. He also presented his own photographs, discussing his experiences, inspirations, and publications. Each student was able to present his or her portfolio to the group and receive feedback…

Read More →

Lesley A. Martin & Denise Wolff: What Makes a Book Work?

featured_1
featured_1

Over the weekend of January 18 and 19, Aperture Foundation books publisher Lesley A. Martin and editor Denise Wolff led a two-day intensive workshop on the process of putting together a photobook. Using a number of examples from their past work, Martin and Wolff led an engaging discussion on variables which impact the shaping of a photobook, including concept, format, materials, design, and sequencing. Participants were given the opportunity to share their own projects and receive feedback from Martin, Wolff, and the other students, leaving everyone with new ideas to pursue. From the students: “I feel the workshop was very…

Read More →

W. M. Hunt: Outsider / Insider

hunt_featured
hunt_featured

At Aperture on Saturday, November 2, W. M. Hunt led Outsider/Insider, a workshop on collecting and connoisseurship. Hunt, a longtime collector, curator, and consultant who has been teaching for more than two decades, is also a natural storyteller: he expounded on his personal experiences and expertise before pushing students to articulate and develop their own tastes. Before the workshop, Hunt had asked participants to put together a portfolio of at least five photographs made by others, images they believed reflected their taste, were influential to them, or provoked them. During the day, he reviewed each portfolio individually. The course brought…

Read More →

Richard Renaldi: Strangers in New York: Photographing People

renaldi_featured
renaldi_featured

Richard Renaldi led an energetic workshop at Aperture on October 5 and 6 called Strangers in New York: Photographing People. He shared methods for photographing strangers—a focus in his own practice, such as in his series Touching Strangers. In the classroom, Renaldi provided students with subtle strategies for engaging with members of the public. Students then traveled to Herald Square, where they had the opportunity to work closely alongside Renaldi as they made portraits of people in the street. The course continued with the review of each student’s work and a discussion of techniques for improvement. The workshop was a…

Read More →

Todd Hido: Sources & Influences

featured
featured

Sources and Influences, a workshop with Todd Hido, ran over the weekend of September 21 and 22, providing students with a formidable lesson in how to shape one’s career as a photographer. A skilled professor, Hido lectured on his own experiences, principles, and methods. The course enabled students to draw inspiration not only from the precedent set by their instructor, but also from new perspectives on their own portfolios. From the students: “Todd was extremely generous sharing his experiences as a photographer and his vast knowledge of the history of photography. He also gave each student excellent feedback. This was…

Read More →

Rinko Kawauchi: The Poetics of Photography

rinko_featured
rinko_featured

Leading up to the opening of Ametsuchi at Aperture Gallery, Rinko Kawauchi led an insightful workshop over the weekend of September 14 and 15. Students spent a rare eight hours with the Japanese artist, working through presentations and conducting a portfolio review. The course cultivated an intuitive approach to all aspects of photographic workflow, from shooting to bookmaking, and students were left with a refreshed conception of the poetics of photography. From the students: “Rinko’s ability to expand on ideas about process and the nature of photography was very helpful.” “The discussion was enlightening . . .” Join Rinko Kawauchi…

Read More →

Shelby Lee Adams: Environmental Portraiture

adams_5
adams_5

We are pleased to report the success of Shelby Lee Adams’s environmental portraiture workshop, held on July 13 and 14, 2013. The course exposed students to the varying psychological and technical faculties of portraiture through the study of images and an on-location shoot in New York’s Tompkins Square Park. The resulting photographs stand as testament to the tenacious and astute observations made by this group of students over the course of the workshop. From the students: “This workshop exceeded my expectations. I had questions answered that I didn’t even know I had. . . . I will go home with…

Read More →