Enrich Your Photographic Vision: Seeing Through the Eyes of Others
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.
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 for StrudelmediaLive.