Mystery Workshop – P1025-19

Date: Aug 05 - 09, 2019

Skill Level(s): III i

Instructor(s): Maggie Steber

Tuition: $1,200
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45


Explore the elusive nature of mystery and ideas. Mystery is all around us if we choose to see it. It can be on the street at night or during the day, in the light and shadow of street lamps where someone lurks, the slicing rays of hot light that fall between tall buildings, or inside an apartment where a forbidden love may be. In this workshop, each photographer creates an essay inspired by the theme of mystery. The idea of mystery and considering how to visualize it is something students explore together to reach into the fascinating darker genre of photography where anything goes. Consider this workshop a secret garden, a safe place to express wherever the imagination roams.

Media & Techniques:

Students use digital cameras, a digital workflow with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, and digital printmaking techniques


Each student works on an individual project, either continuing an ongoing body of work or jumping into something new. Through lectures and critique, students question and refine their technical choices and further define their personal visions


Maggie Steber is an internationally-known documentary photographer whose work has appeared in major magazines, newspapers and book anthologies as well as national and international exhibitions. She has worked in 68 countries specializing in stories of underrepresented people. Best known for her photo essays in National Geographic and her humanistic documentation of Haiti, Maggie is a member of VII Photo Agency and a Guggenheim recipient.


The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma: Demon's Tears, 2017

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