street photography performance

“It takes a second to look, a long time to see.”     ~Teju Cole  Yesterday I had the pleasure of leading a workshop on street photography at the East Side Institute:  “The Art of Photography: Improve Your Lens.” We … Continue reading

The Joy of Photography

This past weekend, I taught my annual photography workshop at the East Side Institute. We spent a day exploring master street photographers, going out on the streets of Manhattan making pictures and then sharing our favorite images for discussion. There … Continue reading

The Art of Photography: Improve Your Lens

Every year I have the pleasure of teaching a photography workshop with the East Side Institute.  On Sunday, June 12th, we will be exploring some of my favorite photographers, taking about different ways to see with our cameras and playing … Continue reading

Photography Workshop

On Saturday, I taught my annual photography workshop–a playground for making pictures on the streets, sponsored by the East Side Institute.  A group of 15 photographers spent the day together exploring the work of some wonderful photographers, and developing our approach to making photographs.  We took to the streets of Chelsea with our iPhones, Androids and DSLR cameras trying some new things in our picture making process.

Here is a selection of photos created during the workshop. It was an energizing day and exciting to see people play with how they make photos, with slowing down and allowing themselves to see in new ways.  Many thanks to a wonderful group of photographers, you inspire me.

“I didn’t want to tell the tree or weed what it was.  
I wanted it to tell me something and through me express it’s meaning.”          
–Wynn Bullock

 

Photo by June Hirsh

Photo by June Hirsh

 

George Van Pelt

Photo by George Van Pelt

 

Howard Edelbaum

Photo by Howard Edelbaum

 

Photo by David Belmont

Photo by David Belmont

 

Mei Cao

Photo by Mei Cao

 

Yvonne Ru

Photo by Yvonne Ru

 

Photo by Richard Patik

Photo by Richard Patik

 

Photo by Philip Malebranche

Photo by Philip Malebranche

 

Photo by Ramon Pena

Photo by Ramon Pena

 

Photo by Jan Wootten

Photo by Jan Wootten

 

Photo by Arthur Birnbaum

Photo by Arthur Birnbaum

 

Photo by Lauren Rosenberg

Photo by Lauren Rosenberg

 

Photo by John Albert Figueroa

Photo by John Albert Figueroa

 

Photo by Mark Balsam

Photo by Mark Balsam

 

Photo by Susan Massad

Photo by Susan Massad

 

 

Photography Playground July 26th

On July 26th, I will be teaching a photography workshop in NYC, sponsored by the East Side Institute.  The workshop is part of their playground series.  We will be exploring the art of seeing and shooting on the city streets.  Join us for an adventure, see in some new ways and create a series of photographs.

Stay tuned to the blog, where I will be posting some of the work we create on July 26th.

Below is the flyer for the event with all the details on how to sign up.

Photo by Cathy Stewart. 
 
Photography Playground
with Cathy Stewart

 

Saturday, July 26, 11:30am-3:30pm
99 Madison Ave., 5 Fl. (btw. 29 & 30 Sts.)

 

Join Cathy Stewart for a hands-on exploration of the power (and fun) of photography. Cathy will share some of her favorite photographers and help us explore what in the photos we find most captivating. Then she’ll lead us outdoors on a picture taking ‘expedition.’ Bring your camera (or a cell phone is fine, too). We’ll try out some new ways of looking at the world and practice our skills at framing, composing, and shooting. Not to be missed for anyone looking to see the world through a new lens! In the workshop we’ll explore world class photographers, what makes a picture “work” and then spend time outside creating images together.

 

Cathy L. Stewart is an impassioned photographer and hobbyist. A photography buff who has studied extensively at the International Centerfor Photography, Stewart had a community exhibition and has a blog called Through the lens looking which has a following of 500+ subscribers. She co-teaches the Institute‘s Developing Democracy course and is the creator of the popular Politics for the People educational series that offers an inside look at politics and history from an independent’s point of view.  She is a founder of the Independence Party of New York and chair of its Manhattan organization.
For more information, contact Melissa Meyer