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”. We will review the history of street photography and study it’s evolution in various forms in today’s photography world.
- 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
- 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 was born in Iran, grew up in France, and then moved to the United States where he attended college in Texas. After graduation he moved to California and began work as a commercial photographer and a master B&W printer. He now resides in Chicago, Illinois. Nima retired as an attorney in 2015, and decided to return to photography professionally. Currently, as a documentary photographer he pay particular attention to the cultural, social and political landscape of our society and photograph issues he finds important. Nima sees his camera as a tool that gives him an excuse to go places, see people and to explore the world and learn about its people and issues with which he is unfamiliar.
He is represented by Polaris Images and his photographs have been published in various national and international magazines and periodicals including:
The Washington Post
The New York Times’ Lens Blog
Investor’s Business Daily
Crain’s Business Journal
Today’s Chicago Woman
PRI – Global Nation
Corriere Della Serra
Photo District News