Create images from the inspiration you find on the streets of D.C. with photographer Gus Powell and the Leica Akademie USA on May 31 - June 2, 2019. Gus will discuss making images that come out of a tradition of street photography, that are then used to make work and books that embrace both the universal and the ambiguous in equal measure.
The workshop will begin with a presentation of Gus Powell’s work: the inspiration and creation of the projects, the books and their maquettes, his work for editorial and commercial clients, and his ongoing practice as a street photographer. It will continue with portfolio reviews and exercises shooting in the street. The weekend will conclude with classroom editing exercises involving collaboration and the union of text, image, and design.
Finding inspiration in unexpected histories and heroes, bringing out humor that lies at the bottom of the human experience, using language to elevate rather than explain an image, and getting into trouble: these are the virtues that Powell will examine both in the classroom and out on the street.
Who should attend this program?
This workshop is intended for the intermediate or experienced photographer that is interested in street photography and moving towards the creation of a body of work. It is expected that participants are already comfortable with proper exposure and general camera use. Attendance is limited to 12 maximum.
Friday: 5:30PM – 8:30PM
Saturday: 10:00PM – 5:00PM
Sunday: 10:00PM – 4:30PM
For more information or to register, visit the Leica Akademie USA here.
Based On A True Story: A Workshop with Gus Powell
- 05/31/2019 - 06/02/2019
- Leica Store Washington DC