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ABOUT PLACE - 2 Day Workshop
March 2, 2016 10:00am-4:00pm
Instructor/Leader: Saul Robbin
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    Barbara Nelson
    340 Haven Ave. #3J
    New York, NY 10033

ABOUT PLACE - Do you find yourself attracted to photograph particular people, events, and environments?

Taught by Saul Robbin

The goal of this active, hands-on workshop is to help students recognize and refine their sensitivity when photographing particular environments and subject matter. Developing greater insights and understanding about how and why certain places and stimuli affect us reveals new ideas, opening new avenues for approaching our work and deepening its impact. Critical discussions and photographic exercises help students to identify and develop their observational strengths, and weaknesses, producing imagery that conveys a unique signature style and resonance for themselves and their audiences.

Day 1: Saturday, March 2, 2016. 10:00 – 4:00 PM

We will begin with a discussion about the meaning and importance of physical place with an emphasis on students’ work styles and approaches to subject matter. Presentations of work by other artists will consider the subject from a variety of perspectives, from social documentary to extremely personal projects.

During the afternoon we will go to a location where students will participate in a group exercise together, developing greater sensitivity while investigating and photographing the subject of public place. An exercise to examine personal space will be assigned for our Day 2 meeting.

Day 2: Wednesday, March 12, 2016. 6:00 – 9:00 PM

The second day of this workshop will focus on the presentation, discussion, and critique of students’ results from these two exercises. maintaining the emphasis on individualized approaches and sensitivity to this subject.

LOCATION: To be advised. (Mid-town Manhattan)

FEE: $150 PWP Member. $175 non-member

to hold reservations send check PAYABLE PWP to:
Barbara Nelson
340 Haven Ave. #3J
New York, New York 10033

The investigation of private rooms and public spaces lends itself to poignant commentary on the intersection between objective and personal experience and our expectations about many of the environments we encounter on a daily basis. Imagery can reference such associations as power, history, or culture, and / or resonate with more personal and psychological undertones.


Multiple solo and group exhibitions, publications, grants and awards, curatorial projects and in collections. (to long to list in an email - on his

Teaching Experience (selected):

St John’s, Queens, NY; Adjunct Professor of Photography - Fall, 2015
International Center of Photography, New York, NY; Adjunct Professor of Photography - 1996-Present:
Pratt Institute, New York, NY; Adjunct Professor of Photography - 2008-2012
Guest Lecturer, Visiting Professor, Consultant, Portfolio Reviewer - Ongoing in Colombia, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, and The United States
For the past 4 years he have been teaching and consulting with artists and photographers in Europe and Latin America at photography festivals, public and private universities and institutions, and privately. He has been presenting a wide range of courses and materials, from multi-day master workshops about communication and professional development or thematic approaches to making better photographs, to portfolio reviews and presentations about my artwork

Barbara Nelson, long time member of PWP, produces professional workshops and seminars for PWP and other business and cultural associations.