The Black-and-White Practitioners Feedback Group
© Kai McBride
The Black-and-White Practitioners Feedback Group
© Kai McBride
The Black-and-White Practitioners Feedback Group
© Kai McBride

Kai McBride talks about this new group

The Black‑and‑White Practitioners Feedback Group

Dates: Wednesdays, Feb 14–Apr 24, 2024
Time: 12–2pm (ET)
Sessions: 6 (Meets every other week on Wednesdays: Feb 14, 28; March 13, 27; April 10, 24)
Limited enrollment: 8 students
Fee: $405
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This class is sold out — but email us to join the wait list and we’ll let you know of any openings.

Calling all black-and-white photographers and lovers of the monochromatic photograph! Get group feedback on your work in this new class led by unabashed black-and-white enthusiast Kai McBride who will also give short presentations on topics designed to stimulate. This class gathers a group of your peers to meet every two weeks to present your work for feedback — group critique is not a competitive process but rather a method for articulation that leads to greater understanding and mutual discovery. We’ll discuss both technical aspects and conceptual ideas that could be improved. There are no assignments in this class — you’ll be self-directed, showing photographs you just made or work that you have been fine tuning for a while. You’ll be able to incorporate suggested changes and show your progress. See your black-and-white photographs with fresh eyes as we look at it together!

Thanks, Kai! The class was an enormous learning experience for me. The arc of my understanding between weeks one and four amazed me. I thank you for sharing your encyclopedic knowledge and your methods and I hope we have the chance to experience another class together soon. I can’t wait to get back in the studio to cut and paste. 
—Fran (New York City)
I am so glad I signed up for this black and white class. Kai is a wonderful teacher. Not only is he organized, interesting, challenging and creative, but he goes that extra mile to provide us with very helpful handouts and resources! This class is opening up a whole new world to me!
—Barbara (New Jersey)

Kai McBride
Kai McBride

Kai McBride is a photographer, musician, teacher, and avid cyclist who recently uprooted from Brooklyn to sunny Santa Fe, New Mexico. He spent the last ten years teaching photography and managing the photo facilities at Columbia University, his alma mater, where he received an MFA in 2008.

Born on the island of Kauai in 1972, by his 18th birthday Kai had lived in California, Oregon, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Texas, Oahu, North Carolina, and Massachusetts. He sharpened his powers of observation while adjusting to life between suburban ranch-style homes, cabins with no running water, and a 20-foot teepee in the field of a commune.

His photographs have been exhibited in museum and gallery exhibitions, and are held in public and private collections. His first monograph, About Face: Picturing Tampa, was published by SPQR Editions in Fall 2016.

Kai teaches black and white photography, photobooks, and more for StrudelmediaLive.