Award-winning photojournalist Spencer Platt will guide students through the art and practice of street photography.
The Beauty of Uncertainty — A Street Photography Workshop
Featuring: Spencer Platt
Sunday, September 25 | 4:00PM – 7:00PM
Meets in the lobby of Empire Stores at 55 Water Street
Register to reserve your space here.
All workshops are FREE but require a $10 refundable deposit to reserve a space.
Photojournalism is not simply the act of taking pictures, but a way of demanding more from life, and in this workshop, award-winning photojournalist Spencer Platt will guide students through the art and practice of street photography. In reviewing local news and global issues, participants will learn how to look at stories for marketability and to shoot in an intimate way while maintaining a sense of objectivity. The workshop will also cover equipment, deadlines, the importance of strong captions, and social media.
This is a BYOC (bring-your-own-camera) workshop that will meet for a brief intro and slideshow session at the United Photo Industries Gallery before heading out to the sports fields and courts of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The workshop also includes an (optional) wrap-up session and casual group critique, where students can share the work they shot and get feedback from instructors and workshop peers.
Spencer Platt is a staff photographer with Getty Images, who has covered breaking news and conflicts in the Congo, Afghanistan, Liberia and Iraq. He recently covered the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, and has traveled across the country capturing street scenes and protests, seeking images that can visually convey the beauty of uncertainty.