December 5 – 9, 2017 – Join world-renowned photojournalist, editor and instructor Maggie Steber on a nighttime search for photographic mystery in the streets of Miami. After dusk, Miami changes into a film set, simultaneously dark and mysterious, bright and sensuous, against which any number of dramas are played out in the night.
Miami, where people come to make a new name or lose an old identity, to seek fame and fortune or to hide out from it, where the rich party the night away in clubs, while the homeless look for a safe place to sleep…we find the perfect setting for NOIR MIAMI. We will use the city as a backdrop as each photographer takes on the theme of “Mystery”, creating an essay inspired by the sights of the city. We will review Maggie’s own projects that explore the darker side of film noir, as well as, the work of other photographers that have used this genre to build bodies of work uniquely their own.
Scheduled to coincide with the Miami Street Photography Festival and Art Basel, we will take advantage of the crowded streets and venture out to shoot at night. Over the course of four days, you will experience a mix of lectures, class assignments and daily critiques, designed to push you to consider new ways of looking at your photography. Each photographer will be asked to interpret the concept of “Mystery in his or her own way, resulting in a final presentation on Saturday night.
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.
Tuesday – 2pm-5pm
Wednesday – 3pm-6pm
Thursday – 3pm-6pm
Friday – 3pm-6pm
Saturday – 7pm (Festival closing lectures and projection of the students work.)
Students will spend the evenings following lectures to shoot on the street.