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Spectacular New Mexico With Photographer Harvey Stein

October 1-9, 2011

New Mexico has been described as a place of inviolate, pristine beauty, engendering an almost spiritual feeling for the land and the overwhelming sense of peacefulness. Since the1880’s, photographers and artists (Georgia O’Keefe, Paul Strand, Ansel Adams, Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter) have been irresistibly drawn to the incredible landscape, brilliant clear light, and rich Native American heritage.

Join Harvey Stein (his photograph pictured here is from our most recent issue) for a photographic adventure based at an historic hacienda in Taos, one of the first European settlements in the United States. Frequent lectures combined with daily photographic activity offer a rich input of technical and aesthetic concerns. Instruction will cover strategies of approaching strangers and the appropriate lens choice, as well as issues of landscape photography, portraiture, and photographing in available light. The group will also explore the special fall light characteristic of New Mexico during early morning and evening excursions, and photographing with and without flash. Digital photography and/or local processing of color film will provide the opportunity for quick feedback and critiques. Historical and contemporary images of New Mexico, and especially the Taos/Santa Fe area, will be shown for context and inspiration.

The workshop is open to all levels of photographers who have a good working knowledge of their cameras. Moderate hiking and walking will be required in this fast paced, information packed workshop. Limited to 14 participants.

HARVEY STEIN has taught at most of the major workshops in the United States and has led workshops in Europe and Mexico since 1994. Besides currently teaching at ICP, he has been on the faculty of the Rochester Institute of Technology, New School University, School of Visual Arts, Drew University and Bridgeport University. He is the author of five photographic books, the most current is Coney Island 40 Years, just published this spring. He has had over 70 one-person exhibits and has been in 145 group shows. His work is in more than 45 public collections including the George Eastman House, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Denver Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography, and the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh). He has traveled extensively throughout the American southwest for the past 14 years. View some of his work at his websites, www.harveysteinphoto.com and www.coneyisland40years.com.

Workshop fee: $2500. Fee includes 8 nights lodging (double occupancy, $700 extra for single supplement), all breakfasts and one welcome dinner. A non-refundable $500 deposit must accompany your registration to reserve a space. Placement is on a first come, first serve basis so we urge early registration. Full payment due by August 1st. Upon receipt of registration, participants will receive an information packet with travel suggestions and recommended material to bring. Workshop begins on Saturday evening, October 1st in time for a group dinner and concludes on Sunday morning, October 9th.

Find more details and registration information here. For more information call Donna Ruskin, Education Department, 212.857.0062, International Center of Photography • 1114 Avenue of the Americas New York NY 10036