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On the Street Praxis

Photographer Michael Hintlian will host a 9-week hands-on workshop focusing on shooting on the street, a traditional method of documentary investigation made popular in the 20th century by greats such as Cartier-Bresson, Winogrand, and Wessel to name a few with modern twists.  The theater of the street and the man-altered landscape offers the photographer a wide range of possibilities and presents useful challenges. The idea of producing bodies of work depend not only on equipment and shooting but the editing that follows. As such this workshop will alternate between weeks of shooting on locations and editing and reviewing content.  On shoot weeks, class will meet at a predetermined location in Boston where each photographer will work independently and the following week the class will meet at NESoP to review and edit work from that week.  There will be a total of 4 shooting days* and 5 classroom days.

*The shooting days will be a walking intensive, please wear proper footwear and attire suitable to current weather conditions.

**On the Street Praxis meets at NESOP on odd weeks, meets on location on even weeks.


This course is suitable for the advanced photographer who has a working knowledge of their camera and Lightroom (or equivalent) who wants to strengthen their skills working with ideas of landscape in the urban environment.

To participate in this class, student must be 18 years of age or the minimum of a high school graduate (or the equivalent).

About the instructor: Michael Hintlian

Michael Hintlian is a full-time documentary photographer based in Boston. His work has appeared in major U.S. dailies and international periodicals, and has been widely exhibited and collected. Hintlian received his B.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University and his M.B.A. from Cornell University.  His photo-documentary of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project in Boston (the Big Dig) titled Digging:  The Workers of Boston’s Big Dig (Commonwealth Editions) was published in 2004.  He is currently at work on major projects in the United States and travels extensively.  Hintlian has served on the faculties of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The New School for Social Research and Parsons School of Design, New York.  Currently, he teaches Documentary Photography at New England School of Photography in Boston.  A challenging instructor, his students have gone on to win prestigious awards including participation in the Eddie Adams Workshop.  Michael is a photographer with a lifelong commitment to the medium.

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Please note: NESOP’s evening workshops do not fall under the scope of the school’s accreditation, and so they are not accredited by ACCSC.