Category: Workshop

Mary Ellen Mark’s Oaxaca Workshop

Screen grab from www.maryellenmark.com

Photography legend Mary Ellen Mark will be hosting a hands-on workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico from June 26 – July 6, 2011. The workflow is centered on black and white film photography. Each student will receive multiple reviews of their work, assignments, and individual conferences with Mark herself. A book will be put together containing the best images from the workshop, with three or four images from each student.

Mark’s site also contains PDFs optimized for Apple’s iPad which chronicle the Oaxaca workshop photographs from 2009 and 2010. Full details are available here.

Visit her site to view all details of the workshop, including logistics, requirements, travel and lodging information, applications, and an insightful statement from Mark herself on the workshop.

We previously profiled Mary Ellen Mark on the Mamiya blog in April of 2010, when she reported, “The work my students do in Oaxaca is very inspiring to me. I’m very proud of them. It’s great work.” She has run workshops in New York, and launched her beautiful new site in February.

Mary Ellen Mark Halloween Weekend Workshop

Longtime Mamiya user and living legend Mary Ellen Mark is having a workshop for 15 lucky experienced photographers October 30-31.

©Mary Ellen Mark. Federico Fellini on the set of Satyricon.

Here are the details:


Halloween Weekend Workshop

New York, NY
October 30-31, 2010

Description: This workshop is a combination of lecture, shooting, portfolio review & critique. Class size is limited to 15 students. Mary Ellen will review students’ portfolios and offer guidance on ongoing projects. She will discuss the basics of how her library is organized and other aspects of photography as a business. Mary Ellen will also give a slide lecture and show some films that she has produced with her husband, Martin Bell. Students will go out independently on Sunday to shoot at the Village Halloween Parade or other events around the city. After the class, students will be able to send contact sheets from their Halloween shooting to Mary Ellen, which she will edit with comments and return to you.

Requirements: This class is for experienced photographers. Attendees should bring their portfolio to the class for review. Prints only, no slides. Computer print-outs are fine. Students should also come prepared to shoot on Sunday. Students can shoot either film or digital.

Location & hours: The workshop will take place at Mary Ellen’s office & studio in SoHo. Hours on both Saturday & Sunday will be from 10:00am to 6:00pm with a break for lunch. Students visiting from out of town should plan on staying in New York through Sunday so they can attend/shoot the Village Halloween Parade–the largest Halloween parade in the country.

Price & payment: The course fee is $650. Payments by cash, check, money order, or PayPal are accepted. Full payment will be due by October 15, 2010. Payment details will be provided upon acceptance to the class.

Application: Applications are due September 24, 2010. Notification will be made by September 28, 2010. Adobe Acrobat is required for the interactive application. Get Acrobat here. (*You may need to choose Advanced > Enable Usage Rights in Adobe Reader to use the form.) Send the completed form to Falkland Road Inc, 37 Greene Street, 4th floor, New York, NY 10013, fax: 212-925-1532

Click here for the PDF application.

(e-mail library@falkland.com if you have any trouble with the links or with any questions about the workshops)


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