03 August, 2009


I taught a class in "street photography" last weekend at Newspace Center for Photography.
It really helped ME learn more about the history and styles of street photography. To look at work by street photographers around the world was quite a didactic journey. A video of NY photographer Jeff Mermelstein was a big hit in the class. The students were amazing and the work they produced, under less than optimal conditions, was inspiring. As the teacher, I may have learned more than anyone. I learned that street photography is often about attitude, how you present yourself, how you embrace an event and how open you are to new experiences and people. I wish I had some of the work by the class to show... but alas, only a few images of mine.
Thanks class!


  1. Hi Jan! I am so glad to find your site and blog and to see your photos posted. It was a really great class, it really opened my eyes, I learn a lot and appreciate your thoughtful feedback. It was helpful to see you shooting a bit and to see your process with gorgeous results. Thanks again. -beth