Join Meryl Meisler and Tequila Minsky for an afternoon of exploring and practicing street photography. The two veteran photographers will discuss traditional definitions and their own understanding, affinity, and tips for street photography.
Chance Encounters and Public Places: A Street Photography Workshop
Meryl Meisler, Tequila Minsky
Saturday, September 15 | 12PM – 4PM
Photoville Workshop Area
All workshops are FREE but require a $10 refundable deposit to reserve a space.
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Join Meryl Meisler and Tequila Minsky for an afternoon of exploring and practicing street photography. The two veteran photographers will discuss traditional definitions and their own understanding, affinity, and tips for street photography. Attendees will delve into their own definitions, have an opportunity to voice concerns, and will be challenged to explore their identities as photographers.
This is a BYOC (bring-your-own-camera) workshop that will meet for an introduction and slideshow session in the Photoville Workshop Area before heading out for a live, guided shooting session in and around Photoville. The workshop also includes an optional wrap-up session and casual group critique, where students can share work and ideas, and get feedback from instructors and workshop peers.
Photo by Meryl Meisler
Meryl Meisler was born 1951 in the South Bronx and raised in North Massapequa on Long Island in New York. Inspired by Diane Arbus and Jacques Henri Lartigue, Meryl began photographing herself, family, and friends while enrolled in a photography class at The University of Wisconsin, Madison.
In 1975, Meryl returned to New York City and studied with Lisette Model, continuing to photograph her hometown and the city around her. After working as a freelance illustrator by day, Meryl frequented and photographed the infamous New York discos.
After a 31-year career as a New York City public school art teacher, she began revealing large bodies of unseen work. Her monographs, “A Tale of Two Cities Disco Era Bushwick” and “Purgatory & Paradise SASSY ‘70s Suburbia & The City,” are internationally acclaimed. She is working on her third book in a trilogy about the 1970s.
Meryl lives and works in New York City, continuing the photographic memoir she began in 1973 – a uniquely American story, sweet and sassy with a pinch of mystery. She is represented by Steven Kasher Gallery.
Tequila Minsky has been a documentary photographer for over four decades. For the last 25 years, she has focused on documenting life in Haiti, frequently pairing her images with words. Hours after Haiti’s earthquake in 2010, her photos were published on The New York Times’ website, and were published internationally the following day, as well as on the cover of all the New York dailies. When not traveling, she contributes to New York’s community papers, delighting in lesser-known events that deserve attention. She’s had two solo shows of her work from Haiti, sponsored in part by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.