Enrich Your Photographic Vision: Seeing Through the Eyes of Others
© James Prochnik

Enrich Your Photographic Vision: Seeing Through the Eyes of Others

Dates: Saturdays, Oct 2–30, 2021
Time: 12–2pm (ET)
Sessions: 5
Limited enrollment: 8 students
Fee: $340
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Do you ever wonder how the world looks through another person's eyes? How would a familiar street look to you if you were walking it as a novelist, tour guide, or movie director? What details would suddenly assume new importance? Each week we'll explore our surroundings, imagining ourselves as different types of creators and surveyors — poets, storytellers, and more. In class, we'll look at work from photographers whose images are inspired or influenced by different practices like these, and we'll look for the insights from each of these perspectives to enrich our personal artistic vision. This class is grounded in the tradition of street photography, but all photographers interested in using diverse art and professional disciplines to inform and improve their pictures of the world are welcome.


Just a quick note to say that James Prochnik’s “Poems and Pictures” class was fantastic — he is a gifted teacher and image maker. My work experienced a much needed shift during his class and my fellow classmates were equally committed to making new and exciting work. Not only did he introduce us to largely unknown photographers, he was in the trenches with us. His thoughtful critiques are what I imagine MFA students receive at Yale. This class was exactly what I needed, when I needed it. James embodies what StrudelmediaLive is all about: pushing limits to break creative barriers.
—Kirsten (Canada)
James is an excellent instructor. Patient, informative, astute and generous with his time and feedback. All of that AND an awesome photographer. I learned a lot.
—Jules (New Jersey)

James Prochnik
James Prochnik
James Prochnik

James Prochnik is a Brooklyn-based photographer who uses photography as a means to explore the world outside, focusing on people, place, memory and the poetry of the everyday. His photographs have been published in The New York Times, Vice Media, Lenscratch, USA Today, and Shots Magazine and have been exhibited in galleries around the country. In 2019, James launched NYC Photo Community — a weekly newsletter listing photography events, workshops, exhibitions, and opportunities for photographers everywhere. James has been a regular guest lecturer on ethics and aesthetics in street photography at the University of Vermont.

James teaches street photography, poems and pictures, richness of light, and more for StrudelmediaLive.