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Women in Photography: A Workshop with Women Photographers


Photo: Identities (my school photos), by Lori Novak

Identities (my school photos)
©1998 Lori Novak


Four Saturdays
March 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2010 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Earn College Credit
Students can earn 4 college credits for participating in and completing workshop projects. SUNY cross-registrants are welcome.

The Workshop: Discuss Important Issues and Gain Hands-on Experience
This workshop will offer you the opportunity to become acquainted with the work of a number of professional women photographers. It will provide an excellent opportunity for those who are interested in working in the field to meet professionals and discuss issues pertaining to women photographers. The workshop also gives members of the general public the opportunity to become more aware of the contributions women have made to photography.

You will be able to gain experience doing projects under the guidance of experienced photographers and teachers. The workshop will include discussion of curatorial practice and will culminate in an informal exhibit of student work.

Benefit from the Reasonable Cost
Payment must be made prior to the first seminar.
Tuition New York State Out of State
Undergraduate $207 per credit* $536 per credit*
*plus prevailing fees


Faculty and Guest Lecturers

  • Sarah Hoskins, documentary photographer in the Chicago area; permanent collections at the Smithsonian Institute, The Library of Congress and the City of Chicago; published nationally and internationally
  • Dona Ann McAdams, exhibited, published and collected internationally at MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art; monograph, Caught in the Act, published by Aperture
  • Sylvia Plachy, born in Budapest; lives in Queens, N.Y.; 30-year staff photographer, Village Voice, and more recently, the New Yorker; solo shows worldwide; and Guggenheim fellowship for Cows Going Home, Out of the Corner of My Eye and Goings on About Town
  • Staci Schwartz, last photo editor, Village Voice; work featured in the Village Voice, Teen People, Vogue, Travel and Leisure, American Photo and Hamptons and Gotham magazines; 2009 solo exhibition on Long Island proms featured at San Bernardino University Museum in California
  • Rosalind Solomon, books, “Chapalingas” and “Polish Shadow,” reveal her perceptive eye for portraiture, landscape and ritual; photographed people in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Deborah Willis, Ph.D., chair and professor of photography and imaging, Tisch School or the Arts, NYU; “Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers – 1840 to the Present” and “The Black Female Body in Photography,” “Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present”
  • Jill Waterman, NYC photographer, writer, educator and media professional; author of a book on night and low-light photography; 26-year, ongoing project to document New Year’s Eve celebrations in cities around the world
  • Julia Xanthos, staff photographer, New York Daily News
  • Mel Rosenthal, distinguished professor of teaching art and photography, photographer, workshop leader and author of “In The South Bronx of America,” “Villa Sin Miedo” and “Homelessness”
  • Andrea Callard, workshop leader, photographer and producer of videos about industrial recycling on YouTube.com/greenplanet21; photographs The Times Square Show, a record of the exhibition, which, with her papers, are part of The Downtown Collection at the Fales Library, New York University (NYU)
  • Eugenia D’Ambrosio, photographer and workshop teaching assistant

For More Information
Contact Mel Rosenthal, Empire State College, 325 Hudson Street,
Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10013-1005
646 230-1263


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