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 archive : 2019

DUMBO at Dusk: A Low-light Twilight Photography Workshop

Lynn Saville

Lynn Saville

Join us for a hands-on workshop photographing the DUMBO neighborhood at sunset!

Presenters: Lynn Saville

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

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Presented by:

  • The International Center of Photography (ICP)

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.

Presenter Bios

  • Lynn Saville

    Lynn Saville

    Lynn Saville is a photographer known for her nocturnal urban landscapes. She earned a BA from Duke University and an MFA from Pratt Institute, where her thesis show consisted of black-and-white night photographs. She is represented by Yancey Richardson in New York. Her work has been widely exhibited in the US and abroad, and is included in the collections of many museums, corporations, and individuals. Saville has published four 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 and LOST, New York, part of a box set series of books on world cities published in 2018 by Kris Graves Projects. She currently has a solo Public Art Exhibition entitled: Grand Central Revealed, commissioned by the MTA: Arts & Design on view in 8 large light boxes in Grand Central Terminal’s western concourse (through 2020). Her archives were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University. Her recent retrospective exhibition, which inaugurated the new photography gallery at Pratt Institute, received high praise from 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…”


  • The International Center of Photography (ICP)

    The International Center of Photography (ICP)

    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 champion “concerned photography” — socially and politically minded images that can educate and change the world. Through our exhibitions, education programs, community outreach, and public programs, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the power of the image.

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