Past Event: PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE with Harvey Stein 2014



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DATE: June 6-8, 2014
TIMES: 9 am to 5 PM:The days will consist of critique and shooting in the streets.
CLASS SIZE: Maximum 15 students
WHERE: Northeastern University and Boston streets and environs.
REGISTRATION: Can be done by online or by phone 781-729-1158 or by email at

This is an exciting opportunity for photographers. Space is limited.

Following the workshop, student work will be exhibited at the Griffin Museum.

SATURDAY, JUNE 7TH @ 7PM: SPECIAL TALK, DISCUSSION AND SIGNING OF HARVEY STEIN’S HARLEM STREET PORTRAITS. Free to workshop participants and members, $10 general public admission.


The Griffin Museum invites you to join renowned photographer Harvey Stein for a three-day workshop designed to help you photograph people. This is the sixth consecutive year that we are offering this very stimulating workshop. The three days will focus on the techniques and insights needed to make meaningful images of people. We will consider the variety of ways to photograph individuals, including friends, family, and strangers in such diverse settings as the home, the street and in work situations. The workshop will also explore ways of organizing environmental elements to make persuasive statements of and about people.

Key topics include ways of capturing character, methods of approaching and photographing strangers, the use of light (both natural and flash) as an expressive and aesthetic element of the photograph and techniques of posing and interacting with subjects. The workshop will be presented in lectures, demonstrations, and photographic field trips to various local areas in and around Boston where people congregate.

Those who are intrigued by the variety, psychology, and social interactions of people and who want to capture these elements photographically will benefit from this workshop.

“Thanks for opening my eyes to streetphotography. I never would have thought about shooting with a wide angle lens, and thanks for the pointers on how to approach people to photograph! I thought your critiques were positive and very useful. Really great group of photographers in the class and I am looking forward to taking a class in the future with you!”
Jeff Weinstein, Photographing People Workshop participant


Harvey is a professional photographer, teacher, lecturer, author and curator based in New York City. He currently teaches at the International Center of Photography and at various workshops throughout the country. Stein is a frequent lecturer on photography both in the United States and abroad. He is the Director of Photography at Umbrella Arts Gallery, located in the East Village of Manhattan. He has also been a member of the faculty of the New School University, School of Visual Arts, Drew University, Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Bridgeport. A recipient of a Creative Arts Public Service (CAPS) fellowship and numerous artist in residency grants, his latest book, Harlem Street Portraits, was published in the fall of 2013. Other books of Stein’s photographs are Parallels: A Look at Twins, E.P. Dutton (1978); Artists Observed, Harry Abrams, Inc. (1986); Coney Island, W.W. Norton, Inc. (1998); Movimento: Glimpses of Italian Street Life, (Gangemi Editore, Rome) and Coney Island 40 Years (Schiffer Publishing). Stein’s photographs and portfolios have been published in such periodicals as The New Yorker, Time, Life, Esquire, American Heritage, Smithsonian, The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Glamour, Forbes, Psychology Today, Playboy, Harpers, Connoisseur, Art News, American Artist, New York, People, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, The Hopkins Review (cover) and all the major photo magazines, including Camera Arts, Black & White Magazine (cover), Shutterbug, Popular Photography, American Photo, Camera, Afterimage, PDN, Zoom, Photo Metro, fotoMagazine (Germany), and View Camera. Stein’s photographs have been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe—77 one-person and over 155 group shows to date. He also curated 31 exhibits from 2007-2013. His photographs are in more than 55 permanent collections, including the George Eastman House, Bibliotheque Nationale, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography, the Denver Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh), the Portland (Oregon) Museum of Art, Museet for Fotokunst (Odense, Denmark), Musee De La Photographie (Charleroi, Belguim), the Portland (Maine) Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Addison Gallery of American Art, and among others, the corporate collections of Reader’s Digest, Johnson & Johnson, Hewlett Packard, LaSalle Bank (Chicago), Barclay Bank and Credit Suisse.

His work is represented by the Bruce Silverstein Gallery, Throckmorton Fine Art and June Bateman Fine Art, New York City. Stein’s work can be seen on his web site, www.harveysteinphoto.com and at www. junebateman.com, www.maryannfahey.com, and www.holgainspire.com;

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