In-Person Weekend Workshop NYC: Queens along the 7 Train
In-Person Weekend Workshop NYC: Queens along the 7 Train
© Anja Hitzenberger
StrudelmediaLive Community Weekend in New York City

In‑Person Weekend Workshop NYC: Queens along the 7 Train

Dates: Mar 17–19, 2023
Time: 10am–5pm (ET)
Sessions: 3 (Friday, March 17 (afternoon), Saturday/Sunday, March 18–19, 10am–5pm (ET), with a follow-up online session on Sunday, March 26, 12–3pm (ET))
Limited enrollment: 12 students
Fee: $650
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New York City’s 7 subway line — a mostly elevated train with great views — runs from Hudson Yards in Manhattan out to Flushing, Queens, passing through the most diverse county in the United States. Join us as we travel together on the 7 train to make a weekend-long photographic exploration of the different worlds that lie along this route.

Fri, March 17: 1-3pm (ET)

A special curated gallery tour with StrudelmediaLive community, followed by a social get-together.

Sat/Sun, March 18/19: 10am–5pm (ET)

On this curated tour you’ll discover fascinating urban spaces, bustling streets, interesting and varied architecture, intimate communities, and a wide range of people from all over the world. Along the way we’ll visit Long Island City, an industrial area — until recently — with old factory buildings being rapidly replaced by gleaming glass towers. Jackson Heights — where 167 different languages are spoken — is home to a vast array of people from South Asia and Latin America and is filled with intriguing windows of small shops and restaurants. Flushing is one of the largest and fastest-growing Chinatowns outside of Asia and you’ll feel the vibrant pulse of its dense and busy street life.

Sun, March 26: 12–3pm (ET)

The following Sunday, we’ll meet online to discuss and critique your fresh NYC images. This workshop will also be a good opportunity to meet in person and photograph with other StudelmediaLive students you may know only on Zoom.

Activities on both days will be held outdoors as much as possible.


Please note: Make sure to wear good shoes because we'll be walking a good amount.
I have learned much from Anja and StrudelmediaLive classes. She and the other teachers are very well accomplished on the technical and artistic sides of photography, helping me to grow in both areas. Anja has a creative mind and is very pleasant to work with — very important traits for a photography mentor. I look forward to more classes with her and the other teachers.
—Jay (Oakland)
I wanted to thank you for all of your expertise and advice! You certainly helped move my photography to a much more authentic and insightful level and your endless support and encouragement keep those creative wheels turning and my photographic passions burning.
—Glen (Toronto)

Anja Hitzenberger
Anja Hitzenberger

Anja Hitzenberger is a photographer, filmmaker, private photography consultant, and educator. She is the founder of StrudelmediaLive online classes. Anja studied at the International Center of Photography (ICP General Studies full-time program) in New York, where she is now on the faculty. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows, in film festivals, and on theater stages throughout Europe, the United States, South America and Asia, and published internationally in magazines and books. She has received numerous grants, including “Swing Space” from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), and has completed residencies in Rome, Paris, Warsaw and Beijing. Anja enjoys teaching students from different nationalities, and has several years of experience in teaching live online photography classes, as well as in-person workshops in New York, Europe, and China. Originally from Salzburg, Austria, she divides her time between New York and Vienna.

Anja teaches visual storytelling, environmental portraits, critique groups, and how movies can inspire your photography for StrudelmediaLive.