As fall arrives in New York, the art world comes alive and school gets off to a start. Several organizations offer photo courses in addition to the continuing education programs at the School at ICP and School of Visual Arts. Among these are the Exhibition Lab and the Camera Club of New York (CCNY) which offer a range of classes and workshops to students at various stages in their practice of photography.
Director of Sasha Wolf Gallery and highly respected figure in New York’s photo community, Sasha Wolf leads a Critique 3 class for advanced photographers. There are just a few remaining spots left in the course, and students are asked to come with a mature body of work for rigorous critiques on three Tuesdays from 6:30 – 9:30 beginning September 27. For photographers seeking serious critical feedback from an expert on photography and a group of peers, this class is a great opportunity to evolve in your work and to expand your community.
Sasha Wolf also provides a 3-hour session on Saturday, October 29 on networking with art-industry professionals and approaching galleries for representation. How to Get a Gallerist’s Attention addresses some of the questions that arise for most photographers trying to build a career in the arts about portfolio reviews, contacting galleries and building significant relationships in the art world.
For beginner photographers, Lucas Thorpe is offering a course in Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera at the CCNY. In two 4-hour sessions starting with a neighborhood field trip, students will learn basics such as camera settings, shooting techniques, composition and post-production.
Other classes at the CCNY include Collecting Photography: Beginner Basics, Advanced Young Adult Photography Intensive, Graphic Design for the Photographer, The Photogram and Writing an Artists’s Statement, among others TBA.
548 W. 28th Street,
2nd Floor, NYC
(212) 239 – 4945
Camera Club of New York,
336 W. 37th Street, NYC
(212) 260 – 7077