May 19th-20th 2018 – Join us in Boston for a unique, two day workshop with world-renown photojournalist Maggie Steber.
If there is one thing almost all photographers have in common, it’s portraiture. This is often how we start out in our early years and the route that some photographers follow in their careers. No matter what kind of photographic course one decides to follow, portraiture is almost always a key element in one’s work.
For professionals, portraiture is one of those steady assignments that keeps income rolling in. This is true for wedding photographers, those who specialize in family and child portraiture, and those editorial photographers, who prefer a longer form of storytelling.
Portraits are always involved. The aim of this workshop is to provide you a new tool and ideas for portraiture by going beyond the beautiful head-shot and incorporating the story of your subject into their portrait. The goal is to make portraits that tell stories.
This is a two-day workshop. The first day will be spent in class photographing one another and/or friends in a way that takes us beyond what they look like and into the realm of the story.
We will look at examples of portraiture by a variety of photographers working in this genre. Afterwards participants will go out and make compelling portraits of friends or family that tell us something more about those subjects than just what they look like.
On the second day we will edit and discuss the portraits.
Who should take this workshop?
This workshop is open to all experience levels. However, students are expected to have a basic understanding of their camera functions and operation.
Owning a Leica is not required for this program. A selection of Leica M & SL cameras will be available for your use.
Schedule and Tuition:
Saturday – 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday – 11:00am – 5:00pm
$499.99 – Attendance is limited to 10 participants.
Maggie Steber is a documentary photographer known for her humanistic stories of people and cultures. She is a National Geographic Woman of Vision and has worked in 66 countries, producing cultural stories as well as significant work on Haiti, Native Americans, and the sciences of sleep and memory loss. She has photographed for 30 years in Haiti. Aperture published her monograph entitled DANCING ON FIRE: Photographs from Haiti. She also published work on her mother’s dementia in Rite of Passage which was also made onto a multimedia project for MediaStorm.
Steber’s photographs are included in many private and public collections including the Library of Congress. She was Assistant Managing Editor for Photography and Features at The Miami Herald from 1999-2003 and has served as judge on many competition and grant panels including the Pulitzer Prize Committee for Photography for 2015, World Press Photo, the Alexia Grant, the Alicia Patterson Grant, Pictures of the Year, and the Getty-Instagram Grant.
She regularly teaches workshops throughout the world including at the World Press Photo Master Classes in Amsterdam, the Foundry Workshop and the Bursa Photo Festival in Turkey.
Maggie Steber’s most recent project, The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma, was awarded a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation.
All images ©Maggie Steber