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BASED ON A TRUE STORY - A Workshop with Gus Powell in San Francisco

  • Leica Store & Gallery SF 463 Bush Street San Francisco, CA, 94108 United States (map)

In this Leica Akademie sponsored workshop, Gus Powell will explore the narrative and poetic potential of photography and the photobook. He will discuss making images that come out of a tradition of street photography, that are then used to make work and books that embrace both the universal and the ambiguous in equal measure.

The workshop will begin with a presentation of Powell’s work: the inspiration and creation of the projects, the books and their maquettes, his work for editorial and commercial clients, and his ongoing practice as a street photographer. It will continue with portfolio reviews and exercises shooting in the street. The weekend will conclude with classroom editing exercises involving collaboration and the union of text, image, and design.

Finding inspiration in unexpected histories and heroes, bringing out humor that lies at the bottom of the human experience, using language to elevate rather than explain an image, and getting into trouble: these are the virtues that Powell will examine both in the classroom and out on the street.

Limited to 12 Students.

For more information and to register visit Leica Akademie