New Orleans Photo Alliance Workshop
Exploring Frenchmen Street with Henry Horenstein
April 25 and 26, 2015
April 27 – Public Presentation of work at NOPA Gallery
NOPA members receive discount for workshop. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the code.
Join Henry Horenstein for a two day workshop on Frenchmen Street during the first weekend of Jazzfest. The main purpose of the workshop is to explore how your work connects and how to develop your own unique vision. Henry will talk about working on projects, working for a specific purpose (books, exhibition, etc.), and making a career in photography. Anything else class attendees want to discuss, whether philosophical, creative, professional or technical is on the table as well.
Henry Horenstein has worked as a photographer, teacher and author since the early 1970s. He is the author of over 30 books, including a series of photographic textbooks that have been used by hundreds of thousands of students over the past 30 years. In 2003, Chronicle Books published Honky Tonk, Horenstein’s documentary survey of country music during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Honk Tonk was also presented as an exhibition by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in 2006. His work has been collected by many institutions including the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.; the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Library of Congress; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia. Henry Horenstein currently lives in Boston and teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design.
The New Orleans Photo Alliance will be presenting a solo show of Horenstein’s Honky Tonk images, opening on Thursday, April 23 and running through May 31, 2015.
Saturday, April 25 – Meet at the NOPA Gallery from 2-5pm. Henry will give a brief overview of his work and approach. There will also be an informal portfolio review and viewing of participant work. Participants will then meet on Frenchmen Street (location TBD) at 6pm and from 6:30 to 9:30 Henry will be available to help guide with the shooting.
Sunday, April 26 – Henry will meet with the class to view work, critique and discuss Saturday’s shoot. We will also discuss issues of sequencing, publishing and promoting work in the 21st century.
Monday April 27 – participants will give a public presentation at the NOPA gallery showcasing their work from Frenchmen Street.