Our Teachers

 
 

Anja Hitzenberger

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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’s Classes

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  • Let Movies Inspire Your Photography
  • Creating a Strong Portfolio
  • Explore Your Surroundings
Thank you for all your guidance and patience with my project. There were some terrific students/talent in the class and you did a great job getting everyone to participate!
—Gerald C (Minneapolis)
As a photographer, I had many stories to tell but I didn’t know how to evolve from photo-taker to storyteller. Anja generously shared her experience and through weekly assignments and her constructive critiques, she gave me the knowledge and confidence I needed. I’ll always value her guidance as a turning point in my photography career.
—Jennifer B (Monaco)
 

Marco Bello

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Marco Antonio Bello is an award-winning Reuters photojournalist, based in Caracas (Venezuela) and Miami. He originally studied business and worked as an IT consultant, but the political and social changes in Venezuela after the death of President Chavez in 2013 inspired him to become a photojournalist, eventually working for Reuters in Venezuela. In 2016 he attended the ICP Masterclass “Visual Storytelling in the Digital Age” in Turin, Italy, and in 2017 he was accepted to the Eddie Adams Workshop in New York. Along with photojournalism, he also teaches photography workshops in some of the main photography schools in Venezuela.

He has received awards from Le Prix de la Photographie de Paris (2018), 75th Picture of the Year International (POYI) Award of Excellence (2018), American Photography 34 Chosen Winner (2018); NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism (2018), PDN Photo Annual (2018), International Photography Awards (2017), Honorable Mention; Latin American Fotografia 6 Winner (2017), and National Award of Journalism (2015).

Marco’s Classes

  • Marco teaches documentary photography and photojournalism for StrudelmediaLIVE.
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  • Documentary Photography: Reality as Subject
 

Christine Callahan

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Christine Callahan is an artist and native New Yorker. She earned her MFA from the International Center of Photography–Bard College and her BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York. Her photographs have been exhibited at the Musée de l’Elysée, Switzerland; the LiShui Museum of Photography, China; Context Gallery, Northern Ireland; Tactile Bosh Gallery, Wales; and Aperture Gallery, New York. Selections from her project, 58 Empress Pines Drive were published in the Aperture book, ReGeneration 2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today. In conjunction with exhibitions, her work has been published by Thames & Hudson, the Cardiff School of Art and Design, the International Center of Photography, and Curious Matter Gallery. A series of photographs from her project Edge of Happiness were published in the art journal, Tool Book. She teaches photography at the International Center of Photography and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh online division. She writes for the contemporary photography platform LensCulture. She lives in New York City.

Christine’s Classes

  • Christine teaches Lightroom for StrudelmediaLIVE.
Coming Soon
  • Improve Your Lightroom Skills
 

Lesly Deschler Canossi

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Lesly Deschler Canossi is a photographer, consultant, and co-creator of Women Picturing Revolution. She is faculty at the International Center of Photography (ICP) and owner of Fiber Ink Studio, a print and drum scanning studio in Beacon, NY. She holds an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and has taught at the Lamar Dodd School of Art in Cortona, Italy; MICA; and the Harlem School of the Arts. As a mother and artist she created a course entitled Navigating the Domestic: Mother As Artist and co-created the seminar Women Picturing Revolution: Focus on Africa and the African Diaspora for Columbia University’s Institute for Research in African-American Studies. In 2014 her book Domestic Negotiations was published by ICP Edu and most recently, her photographic work was exhibited at the Montpelier Arts Center in conjunction with Foto DC and published in Secret Behavior magazine and Landscape Stories.

Lesly’s Classes

  • Lesly teaches photographing domestic life for StrudelmediaLIVE.
 

Pablo Lerma

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Pablo Lerma is an image-based artist and researcher living in New York. His artistic practice involves researching and collecting photographs, maps, drawings, illustrations, and geological material addressing concepts such as time, change, erosion, and extinction. His work takes various forms from photographic installation to publications.

He holds a BFA in Painting and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Barcelona; and a Diploma in General Studies of Photography from the Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya, Spain.

His work has been exhibited at Flowers Gallery, Konstanet, Centro Huarte, New York University, Fotoweek D.C., SCAN International Festival of Photography, La Fábrica, and Fundació Foto Colectania among others. His books are in collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Aeromoto, Centro de la Imagen (Mexico), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the International Center of Photography in New York.

He is a faculty member at the International Center of Photography and Kean University.

Pablo’s Classes

  • Pablo teaches photography book-making for StrudelmediaLIVE.