The workshop will take place over a two-day period and it will encompass instruction about the genre of photography generally referred to as “Street Photography”.
- A brief history of “Street Photography”
- What is “Street Photography”?
- Discussion about various forms of current methods of street photography
- Legal issues
- Overcoming your fear of taking pictures on the streets
- Four-Corner photography exercise on location in downtown Chicago
- Optional Photo walk in a group or individually in the Loop (Downtown Chicago)
- Review of photographs shot by students the day before
- Discussions about student’s work
- What makes a street photograph work?
- Editing student’s work
- Printing photographs
Nima Taradji is an Iranian-American editorial and documentary photographer based in Chicago, Illinois-USA. He quit his job as an attorney in 2015 to return to photography. As a documentary photographer, his attention is drawn to cultural, social and political aspects of our society and I photograph people and stories he finds important and to which he can commit. Nima sees his camera, “as a tool that gives me access to places and allows me to explore the world and issues that would have otherwise remained a mystery.”
For Nima, Photography is and has been a perpetual learning experience. His photos have appeared in:
The Wall Street Journal
The Washington Post
The New York Times – Lens
Public Radio International – Global Nation
Photo District News
Nima views “Street Photography” as a tactic and not a strategy. This will be the basis of the discussions about photography during the workshop.