We present a unique opportunity to master the two different ways of pursuing street photography. We shall call them “Fishing” and “Hunting”, and they depend on one’s self and the circumstances you face when trying to photograph strangers in the street.
Fishing implies patience, effort, offering something to the other, a way of seduction, a slow pace approach to people that interest you, convincing them to voluntarily and even happily allow you to shoot their image.
Dominique will teach you how to overcome the fear of approaching strangers asking for a photo, how to empathize with them, how to connect with your subjects, creating a friendly atmosphere and avoiding negative reactions. As a result, you will not only get better portraits but also have fun and make new friends.
Hunting means jumping at the occasion to get a candid photo as a testimony of reality, capturing the image without being seen, stealing them in a way, seeing without being seen.
Ximena will teach you how to navigate a hectic world where we look but often don’t see, to immerse yourself in a quasi-meditative-contemplative state to sharpen your gaze to discover and portray details that escape us. How to use photography as a way to slow down one’s mind, connect with the landscape, others and yours, anticipating events through conscious observation, allowing you to capture the decisive moment. As a result, you capture unforgettable images but also better understand yourself in the process.
The end result of this workshop is to help each participant master the different tools that allow you to find or perfect your own photographic style; and to improve and develop your street photography by adapting it to different contexts.
At the end of this workshop, the best images of the participants will be printed and exhibited in ICA’s gallery with a gallery opening.
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Ximena Echague grew up in Buenos Aires, became a photographer in Europe is now living between New York and Brussels.
She tries to capture this human dynamic in her photography, made of hopes fulfilled or shattered, with its drama and contradictions. The odyssey of human life.
Ximena has been trained in street and documentary photography by photographers from Magnum, In-Public, Leica Akademie and the International Center of Photography in New York.
Her work has been exhibited around the world in Europe, America and Asia, in Solo and Group exhibitions. It has been published by many prestigious international photography magazines. She won the Second Prize at the Brussels Street Photography Festival 2019, and was Finalist at the Miami Street Photography Festival, StreetFoto San Francisco, and Italian Street Photo.
Ximena is Ambassador and Juror of Women Street Photographers, based in New York; and Ambassador and Curator of Fotografas LATAM, Latin American women photographers.
Her photography is in the collection of the Museum of the City of New York.
Dominique Misrahi was born and raised in Marseille, France and currently lives in the heart of Manhattan, New York. She has spent a lifetime studying movement and dance, and has been a fitness instructor for over twenty-five years.
When Dominique is not on active photography assignment, she is busy documenting her experience of New York City’s vibrant street culture. From the beginning, she has trained her vision on a single subject: People.
Dominique’s work has been featured in several international photography exhibitions, including “Women Street Photographers” traveling exhibition. Her work has been published widely in international photography magazines. She has studied under photographers Bruce Gilden, Robert E. Meyer, Jamel Shabazz and Richard Renaldi, Andrew French and Gulnara Samoilova.
While Dominique’s work has shown her to be an inspired yet dispassionate observer of the varied appearances of the human condition, Dominique has a unique talent for revealing the inner light that animates her subjects and gives them life.