Classic Street Photography: What the Masters Can Teach Us

leo lubow sp23

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

Gilman Hall


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. 


Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission & Refund Policies 

50%    Johns Hopkins alumni
80%    Full-time Johns Hopkins faculty or staff
50%    Spouse or domestic partner of full time Johns Hopkins faculty or staff
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100% refund- Prior to the start of the course.

50% refund- During the first week of the course.

No refunds will be given after the first week of each course unless in exceptional cases.

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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. His work has appeared in various publications and media, including Simon & Schuster, The Huffington Post, Good Morning America, Downbeat Magazine, Jazziz Magazine, The Luminous Landscape, The Baltimore Sun, NBC Sports,, Baltimore Magazine, Style Magazine and American Dog Magazine.  Lubow has also photographed pro-bono over 250 billboards/posters for the Show Your Soft Side Campaign, an anti-animal abuse effort that enjoys a world-wide audience. 

In his personal work, Lubow’s interest lies in the individual or lone traveler, separated from the mainstream of life, whether it be a jazz musician lost in the music, a sailboat racing a storm, a street artist with no audience, or a displaced person sleeping beneath a billboard of vampires.  In short, he looks for emotional resonance in the isolated moment. 

Lubow lives in Owings Mills, Maryland with his wife, Annette, and their two dogs, 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

Gilman Hall Rm. 50
JHU Homewood Campus

3400 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21218

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

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