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.
Anja's class helped me much more than I was expecting. I was a bit lost in proceeding with my raw idea in the beginning, but the classmates from diverse backgrounds were there with me along the whole journey, sometimes as a critic and sometimes as a supporter, and their thoughtful feedback pushed me forward a lot. I recommend Anja's online classes to anyone who wants diverse feedback and the intimacy of the classroom experience.
—Hee Jung (South Korea)
I am a huge fan of live online photography classes, having participated in a dozen since 2014! Through inspiring and encouraging critique from instructors and discussion with other students, I have seen my own work and that of others grow, focus and refine. Another benefit of these classes is the opportunity to meet and interact with others, near and far, who, like myself, are not able to participate in a New York City classroom. I have enjoyed Anja's classes so very much; her expertise is impressive, her enthusiasm contagious!
—Lisa (New York City)

Anja Hitzenberger
Anja Hitzenberger
Anja Hitzenberger is a photographer, filmmaker, consultant, and educator. She is the founder of StrudelmediaLive, an educational platform that offers live online photography classes and more to people around the world. Anja studied in the Creative Practice full-time program at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City, and has been on the faculty there since 2009. She is dedicated to working with people from different cultures across the globe.

Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows, film festivals, and on theater stages throughout Europe, the United States, South America, and Asia. Her photography has been published internationally and is a part of both private and institutional collections, including the International Center of Photography. She has received numerous artistic grants and has been awarded residencies in Rome, Paris, Warsaw, Beijing, and Tainan (Taiwan). A focus of her activities has been working with live performance, including producing a multimedia piece that toured in New York City, Austria, and Korea.

Anja has been teaching live online photography classes since 2015, as well as in-person workshops in New York, Europe, China, and Taiwan. 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.