Classic Street Photography: What the Masters Can Teach Us with Leo Lubow


Lifelong Learning LogoCourse Title: Classic Street Photography: What the Masters Can Teach Us

Instructor: Leo Lubow

Brought to you by Odyssey   

March 30, 2024 - May 04, 2024 (6 Sessions)  

Saturday,  10AM ET  

In Person at Homewood Campus



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, Martin Parr, Bruce Gilden, Garry Winogrand, Saul Leiter, Steve McCurry, Joel Meyerowitz, 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. Please take note: portions of this course overlap with the professor’s black & white photography course, albeit often (though not always) with a different emphasis. Skill level: beginners and advanced.


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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. 

 Event Date
Saturday, March 30, 2024
10:00am EDT

Saturday, May 4, 2024
12:00pm EDT


Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Baltimore, MD 21210

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