Street Photography - Capturing Tbilisi’s Spirit

Workshop with Natan Dvir

Natan Dvir, New York, Times Square

Every city in the world has a unique character and endless opportunities of capturing fascinating pictures along its streets that serve as a stage for a variety of unique characters and situations. In this workshop students will focus on capturing the special personality and vibe of Tbilisi while developing their street photography techniques. By combining lectures in class, hands-on photography, and photo critiques, we will cover topics like photographing strangers, identifying photographic potential, equipment choices, lens selection, creative usage or existing light and fill-in flash, daytime vs. evening photography, capturing candid moments, and creating multi-layered images. Photographs and projects of masters and contemporary photographers will be discussed.

Day 1
We will begin with reviewing the history of street photography and presenting the work of the masters. After discussing approaches to photographing strangers and main technical considerations, we will continue with photographing in the streets of Tbilisi while completing various assignments.

Day 2
We will start the day with photographing additional assignments around Tbilisi. After lunch we will return to class to review and critique the pictures that were photographed. We will conclude the day with reviewing the work of contemporary photographers and discussing different personal styles.

Students are expected to present their existing portfolio, complete assignments in the field, edit their work after and present it for critique in class.



Nathan Dvir

Natan Dvir (b. 1972, Nahariya) is an Israeli photographer who focuses on the human aspects of political, social and cultural issues. He received his MBA from Tel Aviv University and his MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts (NY), after which he became a faculty member at the International Center for Photography (ICP). Based in New York City he photographs around the world represented by Polaris Images phoo agency and Anastasia Photo gallery.

Natan's main projects were exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Europe, South America and Israel including the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Portland Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art (Cleveland), Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Blenton Museum of Art (Austin), Southeast Museum of Photography (Daytona), Blue Sky Gallery (Portland, OR), Anastasia Photo Gallery (New York), Schneider Gallery (Chicago), Houston Center for Photography, Center for Photography in Woodstock, Museo de Antioquia (Medellin), Festival de la Luz (Buenos Aires), War Photo Museum (Dubrovnik), the Central European House of Photography (Bratislava), Christie’s (London), Kultur Bahnhof Eller (Düsseldorf), Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and Museum on the Seam (Jerusalem).

Natan’s work has been published by leading international magazines including The New York Times, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, Stern, Focus, The Times, Daily Mail, Paris Match, Le Monde, and Le Figaro among others. His work has received recognition wining prizes around the world including the Picture of the Year (POYi), PDN Photo Annual, American Photography, International Photography Award (IPA), New York Photography Festival Award, Critical Mass top 50, Black & White Spider Award, and the Picture of the Year Award in the Israeli press.

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