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On The Street

Photographer Michael Hintlian will host this hands-on workshop focusing on the art of shooting on the street, a traditional method of documentary investigation made popular in the 20th century by greats such as Bresson, Winogrand, and Erwitt to name a few. The class will convene at NESOP in the morning to discuss viable topics as well as successful techniques for street shooting, followed by an afternoon of photographing in downtown Boston. The course will end back at NESOP, with a follow up discussion to the work produced earlier that day. This course is suitable for any photographer who has a working knowledge of their camera and is comfortable with manual exposure who wants to strengthen their skills working in an urban environment.

(This will be a walking intensive day, please wear proper footwear and attire suitable to current weather condition)


Digital Camera I or Equivalent

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.