Classic Street Photography: What the Masters Can Teach Us

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March 29, 2023 - May 3, 2023 (6 sessions)
Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:30 PM ET


Course Description:

What makes a great street photograph?  What techniques, equipment, compositional elements and psychology help elevate street shooting to a fine art?  In this projector-driven course we’ll explore these questions and others as we view and deconstruct the work and general approach of Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Robert Doisneau, Robert Frank, William Albert Allard, Ernst Haas, Alex Webb, Fan Ho, Elliot Erwitt, Diane Arbus, Wegee, Sebastião Salgado, Martin Parr, Bruce Gilden, Garry Winogrand, Saul Leiter,  Steve McCurry, Joel Meyerowitz, Josef Koudelka, Vivian Maier, and a host of others whose work we promise you’ve never seen.  Along the way, we’ll also consider whether all great street photographs have at least one element in common: an underlying vision or personal philosophy of the world.  In the latter part of the course students will be encouraged but not required to show their own work.  Skill level: beginners and advanced. 


ABOUT Leo Howard Lubow

Leo Howard Lubow is a writer, educator, and award-winning photographer who specializes in portraits, headshots, commercial & promotional images, and fine art prints. He teaches photography at his studio and in association with educational organizations such as Johns Hopkins University (The Odyssey Program) and Horizon Workshops (University of Delaware).  His work (articles & images) have appeared in various publications and media, including Simon & Schuster, The Huffington Post, Good Morning America, Downbeat Magazine, The Luminous Landscape, The Baltimore Sun, NBC Sports,, Baltimore Magazine and American Dog Magazine.  Lubow has also photographed over 200 billboards/posters for the Show Your Soft Side Campaign, a pro-bono anti-animal abuse effort.

Lubow lives in Owings Mills with his wife, Annette, and their cat, Chihuahua puppy and Havanese puppy, one of whom is very bad. 

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 Event Date
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
6:30pm EDT

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
8:30pm EDT

The Mason Hall Auditorium
JHU Homewood Campus

3101 Wyman Park Dr
Baltimore, MD 21218


1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

80% discount. Alumni status will be verified.
80% discount. Employment status will be verified.
50% discount. Employment status will be verified.
25% discount. Current Osher membership will be verified.

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