Classic Street Photography: What the Masters Can Teach Us

Dates:April 7 - May 12, 2020
Meets:Tu from 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM, 6 sessions
Hours:12.00
Instructor:Leo Lubow
Fee: $198.00

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Course Description

What makes a great street photograph? What techniques, equipment, compositional elements and psychology help elevate street shooting to a fine art? In this projector-driven course we'll explore these questions and others as we view and deconstruct the work and general approach of several street masters, including Andre Kertész, Walker Evans, Wegee, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand, Diane Arbus, Elliot Erwitt, Ray K. Metzker, Ernst Haas, Saul Leiter, Alex Webb, Josef Koudelka, Diane Arbus, Sebastião Salgado, Martin Parr, Steve McCurry, Vivian Maier, and a host of others whose work we promise you've never seen. Along the way, we'll also consider whether all great street photographs have at least one element in common: an underlying vision or personal philosophy of the world. In the latter part of the course, students will be encouraged but not required to show their own work. [Note: This course will cover a few of the photographers reviewed in the instructor's B&W Fall course, but with a different emphasis.] Skill level: beginners and advanced. Class limited to 20 students.