Street Photography in the 21s Century: New Voices, New Strategies with Thomas Alleman (In-Person Learning – Seven Sessions)
Photo by Thomas Alleman

Street Photography in the 21s Century: New Voices, New Strategies with Thomas Alleman (In-Person Learning – Seven Sessions)

  • April 18, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 22, 2023
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • May 2, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 6, 2023
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • May 16, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 20, 2023
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • May 23, 2023
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In-Person Learning

The great heyday of “social documentary” street photography, which blossomed after the Second World War and lasted into the 1980’s, gave us many of the century’s greatest pictures, produced by several of our greatest photographers: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, William Klein. Their prodigious work has provided lessons for two or three generations of students, in courses and workshops like this one. But they may have overstayed their welcome at this party; the conversation has grown a little stale. In the 21st century, we need to invite other voices and ideas into the discussion…
 
Unlike those celebrated forbears, most of us use digital cameras now, which mostly capture color images in high definition; we can crank the ISO to shoot in the near dark, where our lenses will focus automatically. Those cameras can be gotten for a bargain, and many of us already have laptops we can process our files on: People who could never have participated in the photo culture, for want of lenses or film or a darkroom, can now make and share their work with relative ease. New ideas are oozing in from the edges, and attitudes about content, design and presentation are emerging; we’re reevaluating “the author” and their prerogatives.
 
In this workshop we’ll look at the work of photographers who’ve come of age in the aftermath of street photography’s golden age––after we thought the genre had exhausted itself. What do those photographers have to teach us about what’s possible now? How does digital capture create possibilities that Robert Frank could never have dreamt of? How do current ideas about power, gender, and privilege affect the way we make and read street photography? Does street photography even require streets, or people?
 
We’ll meet four times for lectures, discussions and critiques. We’ll take three field trips to various Los Angeles neighborhoods, to make pictures. (Times and locations TBD.)
 

Thomas Alleman (https://allemanphoto.com/) is a commercial, editorial and fine art photographer living and working in Los Angeles. During a 15 year newspaper career, Tom was a frequent winner of distinctions from the National Press Photographer’s Association, as well as being named California Newspaper Photographer of the Year in 1995 and Los Angeles Newspaper Photographer of the Year in 1996. As a magazine freelancer, his pictures have been published regularly in Time, People, Business Week, Barrons, Smithsonian National Geographic Traveler, and US News & World Report, and have also appeared in Brandweek, Sunset, Harper’s and Travel Holiday.
 
In 2019, Dan filmed as a Videographer 2 episodes of the six-part documentary Netflix series, “Immigration Nation”, which was released in 2020. Today, Dan splits his time between Los Angeles and Tel Aviv and is a regular contributor to the New York Times. Since 2017, his work has concentrated mainly on daily and political life in Israel and the West Bank and combines both stills and video to tell a visual story.
 
In addition to the publications above, his work has also been featured in publications around the world, including Reuters, Time, Newsweek, The Guardian, Agence France Presse, and Polka Magazine.
 

Traveling from out of town? Need a place to stay?

We strongly recommend The Culver Hotel, a boutique hotel conveniently located about two miles from the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Guests of LACP will receive 25% off the listed room rate (pending closures and black-out periods).

Click HERE for details on booking.

Seven Sessions
Dates: Tuesdays, April 18; May 2; May 16; May 23, 7-10 pm + Saturdays, April 22; May 6; May 20, 10 am – 1 pm PST
Enrollment Limit: 10 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
Tuition: $815

Instructor

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 323-380-7406

Venue Website:

Address:
5481 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, California, 90029, United States

Description:

Thymele Arts Building
The building is located on the northeast corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Western Ave. Please enter the building on Santa Monica Blvd. Once inside, please proceed to the 2nd floor via the stairs or elevator. On the second level, you will be greeted by an electronic billboard letting you know which room the class will be held in (The Shirley Dawn Room, The California Room, The Kansas Room OR The Common Room).

Parking
An underground parking structure can be found very close at:
1110 North Western Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90029
Please bring $5 cash to park in the parking lot. There is also street metered parking as well if you rather park on the street.

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