DUMBO at Dusk: A Low-light Twilight Photography Workshop

11 Aug 2019 SAT 09/21, WORKSHOPS

DUMBO at Dusk: A Low-light Twilight Photography Workshop

Featuring: Lynn Saville

Presented by

The International Center of Photography

Saturday, September 21 |5:00PM – 9:00PM
Location: Workshop Tent


In partnership with the International Center of Photography (ICP), and taught by award-winning and internationally exhibited photographer Lynn Saville, this four hour photography workshop introduces students to the fundamentals of taking photographs at twilight.

Learn techniques for capturing the contrasts of light and shadow, color and movement, the illuminated skyline, the darkening streets of DUMBO, and waterside at Brooklyn Bridge Park. We will discuss specific techniques for observing the urban scene, such as focusing and exposing, to create beautiful photographs in the shifting light at twilight.

This is a BYOC (bring your own camera) workshop that will meet for an intro and slideshow session in the Photoville Workshop Area before heading out for a live, guided shooting session in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The workshop also includes an optional wrap-up session and casual group critique, where students can share their work and ideas, and get feedback from instructors and their workshop peers.

All workshops are FREE but require a $10 refundable deposit to reserve a space. Walk-ins welcome based on availability.

Please Register here.


Lynn Saville is a photographer known for her nocturnal urban landscapes. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University, and a Master of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, Her work is represented by the Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York City. She has been widely exhibited internationally, and her work is represented in the collections of museums, corporations, and individuals.

Saville’s archives were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University. Her photographs are on view in a solo public art show Grand Central Revealed in Grand Central Terminal’s concourse level. Her recent retrospective exhibit, which inaugurated the new photography gallery at Pratt Institute, received this high praise in The New Yorker: “There’s a long, rich history of New York photographers working at night, from Berenice Abbott to Joel Meyerowitz. Saville joins their ranks with these pictures…”

Saville has published three monographs: Acquainted with the Night (Rizzoli, 1997), Night/Shift (Monacelli/Random House, 2009), with an introduction by Arthur C. Danto, and Dark City, Urban America at Night (Damiani, 2015), with an introduction by Geoff Dyer.

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The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Cornell Capa founded ICP in 1974 to preserve the legacy of concerned photography—the creation of socially and politically minded images that can inform, educate, and change the world.

Through its exhibitions, education programs, events, and community outreach, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the power of the image. To date, ICP has presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes at every level.

It will open a new, fully integrated center reuniting its exhibitions and education programs at Essex Crossing, on the Lower East Side, in January 2020.

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