We will meet up and I'll give you a short overview of the history of photography. I'll show you examples and techniques of famous street photography. Then we'll set off to explore a neighborhood, place, or scenario. After working hard and building up an appetite, we will get a fun and tasty meal, and review some of our photographs. Then we'll head back out to keep on shooting. Maybe we'll have a celebratory drink or late afternoon coffee to finish up.
Staten Island Ferry pass
I fell in love with photography and its socially redeeming power at a young age. I graduated with a degree in photojournalism and have been working for over 20 years. In 2004, I photographed for a non-profit organization in Calcutta, India. In 2005, I was a photographer at the United Nations General Assembly. In 2009, I was part of an anthropology project in the Peruvian Amazon, teaching photography in an indigenous community. In 2014, I won a prestigious Getty Images grant to create new work for a charity in Southern Ethiopia. Most recently, I worked in Nicaragua and Madagascar.
We might ride the Staten Island Ferry and eat Sri Lankan food, photograph the tourists at Times Square and grab a quick bite in a non-touristy spot, or head to Brooklyn to explore neighborhoods full of Rastafarians, Haitians, hipsters, or old Italians. We will visit one area of the city, walk the streets, talk to the locals, make portraits of residents, eat the cuisine, and explore this city with an artist's eye. Contact me and we can customize.
You should bring a camera you are comfortable with—and an extra battery. Bring money for lunch, good walking shoes, and lots of energy.