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Leica Street Smart Workshop - Steve McCurry for one day
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August 26, 2013
by Steve McCurry
Bresson, in collaboration with Magnum Photos will propose a one day photographic adventure with Steve McCurry in Los Angeles. Participants will have the opportunity to start the day with listening to a 2 hours presentation followed by Q&A.
Steve will summarize a few of his main techniques that he often deploys when composing and completing his often tough assignments.
The lecture is followed by a few hours shooting in the streets of LA together with Steve McCurry and voluntarily lunch.
The day will be followed by a common student review with pictures taken during the day related to the assignment with focus on portraits.
Steve McCurry will give each student a personal assignment related to his or her strengths and weaknesses.
The day will be concluded with a dinner.
Steve will bring to the workshop his unique style of street photography which has truly become his own and he will work with the students to teach them how to improve their pictures shot in the streets.
This is your chance to meet this very accomplished photographer.
American, b. 1950
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, McCurry studied film at Pennsylvania State University, before going on to work for a local newspaper. After several years of freelance work, McCurry made his first trip to India, exploring the country and subcontinent with his camera.
It was after several months of travel, that he crossed the border into Pakistan where he met a group of refugees from Afghanistan. They smuggled him across the border into their country, just as the Russian Invasion was closing the country to all western journalists. Emerging in traditional dress, with full beard and weather-worn features after weeks embedded with the Mujahideen, McCurry brought the world the first images of the conflict in Afghanistan, putting a human face to the issue on every masthead.
Since then, McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents and countless countries. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated photograph of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image.
McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards and his work has been exhibited worldwide.
“If you want to be a photographer, you have to photograph. If you look at the photographers whose work we admire, they’ve found a particular place or a subject, dug deep into it, and carved out something that’s become special. And that takes a lot of time and a lot of work — that’s not for everyone.”
Date: September 2, 2013
Tuition Fee: $300, food and beverages are not included in the workshop
Participants: max 18
Location: Los Angeles, Roosevelt Hotel
For more information and inscription please contact: Katrine Adler-Gjerde,