Darcy Padilla 1 Day Photography Workshop

$250.00 Out Of Stock

Pickup currently unavailable at Camera West Rancho Mirage

Leica Store San Francisco is excited to announce a unique one-day workshop with Agence VU' photographer and educator Darcy Padilla (her last workshop was in 2019). The goal of this workshop is to help photographers in finding their personal vision to produce a meaningful portfolio or body of work. Whether you are beginning or professional; starting, working or finishing a project. Photographers will receive in-depth critiques, constructive discussion, and photographic references to further their work. This will be an engaging day of photography and a great way to get to know others in the photo community.

"Photography that moves me leaves me feeling an emotion. It makes me question my place in the world. The first thing in beginning a project is you must care and the second is to have questions. This workshop will explore your projects or portfolio focusing on visual storytelling. Discussing your thinking and approach to further develop a personal style.”

Topics covered include developing your project or portfolio, gaining access, composition, editing, and the relationship between images.

Photographers will have the opportunity to present prints of their portfolio, works in progress or finished projects and discuss ideas for future projects.

  • Location: Leica Store San Francisco
  • Schedule: Saturday, November 18, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Price: $250
  • Workshop limited to 12 participants
  • All experience levels and photographers will be expected to bring a small series of prints to the workshop

About Darcy Padilla:
Darcy Padilla is a member photographer of Agence VU' in Paris. With a focus in narrative photography, Padilla works on long-term projects about struggle and the trans-generational effects. Padilla’s monograph Family Love follows a family for 21-years — an intimate story of poverty, AIDS and social issues.

Padilla’s honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship (1995), Open Society Institute Individual Fellowship, Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship, Getty Images Grant, Canon Female Photojournalist Award, Françoise Demulder Award, World Report Master Award, three World Press Photo Awards (inaugural recipient for Long-Term Projects, 2015), and the 30th W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography.

Her photographs exhibited and published internationally: 6Mois, Granta, Stern, The New Yorker. With solo exhibitions at Cortona On The Move (Italy), Festival Nicéphore (France), Visa pour l’image (France), and DOCfield Festival (Spain). Her prints acquired to begin the documentary selection at the Banco Sabadell Art Collection (Spain).

She has led workshops at Rencontres d’Arles (France) and was a judge on Sky Arts’ Master of Photography, a television program simulcast to Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and the United Kingdom. She has given artist talks at the de Young Museum, DOK-Festival (Norway), and Lumix Festival (Germany). The novelist Emmanuel Carrère profiled Padilla's work in his collection of essays 97,196 Words.

Padilla is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned her Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Davis, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from San Francisco State University.

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