The Palm Springs Photo Festival Workshop Program will take place, in-person, in Palm Springs, California from October 9th – October 12th.
The masterclasses program :
Duane Michals: On Being You
Nadav Kander Process & Practice
Ben Hassett Considering Beauty
Barbara Davidson Making a Difference in Documentary Photography
Frank Ockenfels 3 Looking Beyond the Obvious
Stephen Wilkes Creating Cohesive Bodies of Work
Cheryl Walsh Photographing People Underwater
Tim Griffith Architecture Photography: Building Relationships
Scott Frances Expressing Architecture & Interiors
Richard Tuschman The Conceptual Narrative
Joel Grimes The Lighting Masterclass
Our Picks: Franck Ockenfels
Frank W. Ockenfels 3 is one of the most sought-after portrait photographers in America. His portraits of such diverse personalities as Drew Barrymore, Jerry Seinfeld, Hilary Clinton, Kurt Cobain, Tom Waits, Spike Lee and Martin Scorcese have appeared in leading magazines throughout the world. Ockenfels’ work is seen frequently in Rolling Stone, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Us, Premiere, Esquire, New York Magazine and Spin. His work (including collaborations with artist Robert Longo) has appeared in galleries and museums in New York, Los Angeles and Berlin.
Frank’s recently published monograph, Volume 3, (te Neues) was an instant sell-out throughout the world. Multiple exhibitions have followed, notably at Fotografiska and the Fahey Klein Gallery.
Our Picks: Barbara Davidson
Barbara Davidson is a three-time Pulitzer Prize and Emmy award winning photojournalist / documentary photographer best known for her work on victims of gang violence in Los Angeles and oppressed peoples throughout the world. She is amongst the most engaged photographers on the documentary photography scene. Her work has literally spoken to the world over her decades-long career.
A staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times until 2017, Barbara spent much of the past decade photographing women and children trapped in a culture of poverty and guns.
Barbara was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for the project. She also produced and directed a 30-minute documentary, Caught in the Crossfire: Victims of Gang Violence, which received the 2011 Emmy Award for New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming.
Our Picks: Duane Michals
Duane Michals He had no formal training but recognized his photographic aptitude when he took his first pictures as a tourist in the USSR in 1958. By 1960 he was earning his living through commercial work, including portraiture and fashion photography. In 1964, weary of the demands of photographing people, Michals responded to Eugene Atget’s pictures of depopulated Paris with his own views of empty New York shop interiors, which seemed to him like stage sets waiting to be animated. In 1966 he began to produce his famous sequences depicting enigmatic encounters in a static setting as if in the frames of a film (first published in Sequences, New York, 1970). These were inspired by the erotically charged domestic dramas painted by Balthus, whose canvas The Street (1933; New York, MOMA) served as the model for Michals’s first staged photograph. In order to accommodate the increasing elaboration of his narratives and often metaphysical themes, Michals began to write on the surfaces of such photographs in Real Dreams, published in 1977). Duane Michals is the author of over 45 monographs, perhaps more than any other photographer, living or dead.
Registration for the PSPF 2023 Workshops will open June 10th. Classes are limited.