In-Person Weekend Workshop: Photographing New York City Islands
© anja hitzenberger
StrudelmediaLive Community Weekend in New York City

In‑Person Weekend Workshop: Photographing New York City Islands

Dates: Oct 22–23, 2022
Time: 10am–4pm (ET)
Sessions: 3 (Saturday/Sunday, Oct 22/23, 10am–4pm (ET), with a follow-up online session on Sunday, Oct 30, 12–3pm (ET))
Limited enrollment: 12 students
Fee: $650
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Join us for this special in-person weekend workshop in New York City to photograph some of the lesser-known parts of three different islands that lie just off of Manhattan. We’ll travel as a group by ferry on Saturday and Sunday to each spot where you'll photographically discover these locations with their mix of new and old, and facinating natural and architectural spaces. This workshop would be great for those who enjoy photographing urban spaces, unexpected natural environments, street scenes, and architecture. We'll focus on telling stories about both the differences and similarities of these islands that surround Manhattan. Activities will be held outdoors as much as possible and your evenings are free to explore the city as you like. Ferry transportation is included in the fee.

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.

This workshop is part of our StrudelmediaLive Community Weekend in New York City — join us on Friday, Oct 21 for a free gallery-hopping and get-together!


Please note: Make sure to wear good shoes because we'll be walking a good amount.
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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.