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The Art of Seeing with Stephen Wilkes (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)

  • Friday
    June 2, 2023
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday
    June 3, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday
    June 4, 2023
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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© Photo by Stephen Wilkes


In-Person Learning Class

In a world where the act of looking has become endangered human experience, Stephen Wilkes will focus an entire workshop on the Art of seeing. This workshop will be a deep meditation on elevating each of the student’s ability to take the time to see, enabling each student to explore a deeper and more personal vision through photographing.

Seeing will be inspired through group lectures and critiques, where we explore things together. The act of photographing can open one’s ability to recognize how differently each of us actually see. Stephen will share his inspirations to look, from his recent documentary Titled: “Jay Myself,”. Throughout the workshop Stephen will be sharing a multitude of influences that continue to inspire him.

This class isn’t about technique, but about how to look, to see in a way that will begin to open your mind, allowing what Ansel Adams once described as “Seeing into the mind’s eye, the act of visualization”.


Photo by Greg Gorman

Stephen Wilkes: Since opening his studio in New York City in 1983, photographer Stephen Wilkes has built an unprecedented body of work and a reputation as one of America’s most iconic photographers, widely recognized for his fine art, editorial and commercial work. Wilkes’ early career interpretations of Mainland China, California’s Highway One, and impressionistic “Burned Objects” set the tone for a series of career-defining projects that catapulted him to the top of the photographic landscape. 

In 2000, Epson America commissioned Wilkes to create a millennial portrait of the United States, “America In Detail,” a 52-day odyssey that was exhibited in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Day to Night, Wilkes’ most defining project, began in 2009. These epic cityscapes and landscapes, portrayed from a fixed camera angle for up to 30 hours capture fleeting moments of humanity as light passes in front of his lens over the course of a full day. Blending these images into a single photograph takes months to complete. Day to Night has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning as well as dozens of other prominent media outlets and, with a grant from the National Geographic Society, was extended to include America’s National Parks in celebration of their centennial anniversary and Bird Migration for the 2018 Year of the Bird.


  • Three-Sessions
  • Dates: Friday, June 2, 7-9 pm + Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4, 10 am – 6 pm PST
  • Enrollment Limit: 15 students
  • Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
  • Tuition: $1075  (Become a Member today and received up to 20% off!)
  • Location: This course will meet in Culver City near Sony Studios: 10200 Venice Blvd., Suite #201, Culver City, CA 90232

NOTE: This is classified as a “Special Guest/Master Photographer” workshop. We advise you to read the “Special Guest/Master Photographer Refund Policy” HERE before enrolling.

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

We recommend The Shay, a boutique, destination by Hyatt hotel conveniently located at 8801 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232. Guests of LACP will receive 15% off the listed room rate (pending closures and black-out periods).

Click HERE for details on booking.

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