Four-Week Street Photography Workshop (Oct): Music Over Truth
Richard Hugo said that every poet comes to the endeavor of writing with one of two attitudes, either that "music must conform to truth," or that "truth must conform to music." For photographers it's the same. With our material and subject matter already provided to us by the "real" world, our perceptions and allegiances to facts can often get in the way of the music in our photographs. Notions of documentary fact, or conceptual premeditation can rob us of our ability to find new kinds of pictures. In this four-week workshop for all levels of experience we'll use the practice of street photography (however you define it) to discover and prioritize the things we really have going for us as individual photographers: our desires, our obsessions, and our feelings.
Through weekly presentations, assignments, and critiques, we'll work together to explore what makes our photographs stronger, more personal, and more musical, whether you've been shooting for years, or just getting started. Participants will all be expected to have at least a basic working knowledge of whatever camera they plan to use, and are able to edit and transfer their images by computer.
This four-week class will be conducted four Wednesdays in October 2019 (9, 16, 23, 30) from 6-9pm in my Brooklyn, NY studio, and is limited to 6 participants. Reserve your space today by choosing the option (below) to pay a 50% deposit.* One may also pay in full up-front.
Reuben Radding is a photographer, musician, writer, and teacher based in New York City whose work has been published in the New York Times, Hamburger Eyes, Rolling Stone, Maxim, Adore Noir and many other publications, and has been exhibited widely in North America and Europe. He earned his MFA from Goddard College, and has taught workshops at New York University, SOCAPA, The New York Institute of Photography, and his own private studio.
*balance due one week from start date. Deposits are non-refundable after Sept 10.