Photographic Vision: BlackAndWhiteAndColor(ed)
Four workshops with photographer Accra Shepp.

In this four-week photography workshop, students will work together to find new ways to engage photographically with the community in and around Crown and Prospect Heights. The goal will be to make images that step outside the everyday, to create photographs that are unconcerned with what one expects to see and instead uncover what was there all along, unobserved.  Taught by photographer Accra Shepp; presented by BPL Presents and the International Center for Photography.

Camera-equipped cell phone required.
Students should set up Instagram accounts prior to first session.

This course is geared toward teens and young adults.
Seating is extremely limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sign up for the photography workshop via email at events@bklynlibrary.org

The first session focuses on: “Technical tips to help you make stronger images”

It will examine:

  • The 2D plane and its requirements
  • Photographic tools and vocabulary
  • Look at the work of other photographers for inspiration
  • The politics of asking for permission (or not)

Practice: Photograph on the streets of Crown Heights, working in groups of two and three, for one hour. Photograph at least five people (you don’t know).

Return to the Library to review work. Upload images to Instagram.

Image from Occupying Wall Street: A Portfolio of 20 Images, 2011-2012, ©Accra Shepp