Back by popular demand, award-winning photojournalist Spencer Platt will guide students through the art and practice of street photography in this hands-on workshop.
Presenters: Spencer Platt Jeanette D. Moses
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
Number 11 on the official photoville map
Back by popular demand, award-winning photojournalist Spencer Platt will guide students through the art and practice of street photography in this hands-on workshop. In reviewing local news and global issues, participants will learn how to look at stories for marketability and to shoot in an intimate way while maintaining a sense of objectivity. The workshop will also cover equipment, deadlines, the importance of strong captions, and social media.
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 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.
Spencer Platt, a photojournalist on staff with the Getty Images wire service, has covered the Iraq War, the plight of displaced Congolese, the minority Kurds in Turkey, the conflict in the Central African Republic, continued fighting in Gaza, Syrians displaced by the country’s ongoing civil war, the Peshmerga and refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan, and the recent war in Ukraine, among other places and people in crisis.
Platt has won numerous honors for his work, including multiple awards from the Pictures of the Year International competition, and the NPPA Year in Pictures. In 2007, Platt received the World Press Photo of the Year award for an image taken in Beirut, Lebanon.
Jeanette D. Moses is a visual journalist based in New York City who specializes in live music and portraiture. Her music photography has been published by SPIN, Paste, Brooklyn Vegan, Flavorwire, PopGun and Impose and her work has been exhibited in group and solo shows at Cloud City, Vital Joint, IDIO Gallery and The Cobra Club. In 2017 she founded Blood Sweat and Beers, a photography site dedicated to documenting New York City’s vibrant D.I.Y. music scene. This same year she was also recognized by PDN’s Ultimate Music Moment for her portrait series featuring Atlanta’s The Coathangers. Her favorite place to be on any given night is standing way too close to the speakers with camera in hand at venues across the city.