Preserving Legacy with Jamel Shabazz
In Hands On: Photography – Preserving Legacy students participated in a project that documented their family and communities over the course of a week. In this two-part workshop, photographer and educator Jamel Shabazz shared his work, discussed his art-making philosophy, and offered practical and technical direction for taking photos. Shabazz guided students in an invaluable project that preserves the legacy of what is important to them through photography.
During the two-part workshop, Shabazz offered insightful feedback to participants of various experience levels. He also discussed how to develop effective communication techniques to build confidence when approaching people, and how to identify environmental details that add aesthetic value to outdoor portraits. This workshop was certainly a rich introduction to street photography and portraiture, with the focus on ways in which we can preserve the legacies of our families and communities through the photographic lens.
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