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Recap: Workshop with Richard Renaldi








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Richard Renaldi led an energetic workshop at Aperture on October 5 and 6 called Strangers in New York: Photographing People. He shared methods for photographing strangers—a focus in his own practice, such as in his series Touching Strangers. In the classroom, Renaldi provided students with subtle strategies for engaging with members of the public. Students then traveled to Herald Square, where they had the opportunity to work closely alongside Renaldi as they made portraits of people in the street. The course continued with the review of each student’s work and a discussion of techniques for improvement. The workshop was a valuable lesson in a fundamental photographic paradigm, the street portrait.

From the students:

“Loved this workshop. Richard was a great instructor and provided a lot of useful advice for making better portraits.”
“The one-on-one time that Richard spent with each of us on location was incredibly valuable.”

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