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FINDING YOUR VISION WORKSHOP: NYC October 28-November 2, 2021

June 14, 2021
Alex Webb, Park Slope, 2018, from the joint Aperture book, Brooklyn, with Rebecca Norris Webb

Photo: Alex Webb, Park Slope, 2018, from the joint Aperture book, Brooklyn: The City Within, with Rebecca Norris Webb

This in-person workshop with Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb will be about finding your own unique vision of New York City by using the camera to explore the city in a direct, spontaneous way. Open to both serious amateurs and professionals alike, it is a workshop that will emphasize the development of your own personal way of seeing photographically. This workshop will also be about learning how to edit your work intuitively, and also include discussions about how to take your photography to the next level.

Workshop Dates: Thursday October 28-Tuesday November 2, 2021

Workshop location: NYFA; 20 Jay Street, 7th Floor, Dumbo, Brooklyn (near the F subway stop)

Limit: 8 photographers


Workshop Assistant: Natasha Lehner

Everyone must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to attend this workshop, and bring a copy of their vaccination record on the first day of the workshop.

Workshop Fee: $1900. $950 on acceptance; $950 by Monday August 30, 2021


There are two main components of this class: the spontaneous act of photographing and intuitive editing.  The workshop will begin with Alex and Rebecca, a creative team who often edit projects together (including their joint Aperture books Brooklyn: The City Within and Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image), who will critique each participant’s past work as a starting off point for a larger discussion about various photographic issues. By that first afternoon, participants will be working on their first assignment, which they will choose themselves. It may be a specific street, neighborhood, subculture, ethnic group, profession, family or individual; it may be photographing various events or festivals around the city, it may be continuing work on an ongoing project in New York City; but it must be something that you’re passionate enough to return to every day to photograph.

For the rest of the workshop, we will meet in the mornings and critique as a group each student’s ongoing work. Throughout the workshop, we will try to build a coherent set of images for each photographer that will begin to represent his or her photographic stance or attitude toward the city of New York. We will view this work as a group at the end of the workshop.

NOTE: This is a workshop for photographers who collaborate with the world, not for those who dramatically alter their photographs digitally. You must be at least 18 years old to apply.


Please email:

1,  10jpgs (72dpi; 2000 pixels longest side) that represent who you are as a photographer, or direct us to a series or two on your website or other online link.  If you work in a series, please include a selection from one or two personal projects –– the work that represents your passions, your obsessions. 

2, Also include a short description of why you’d like to take this workshop and what or where you’d like to photograph for the week (no more than 150 words in a word doc).

3. Lastly, please include a short bio (not more than 100 words) that includes where you live, your day job,  and something about your relationship to photography.

Please write on the email’s subject line—FYV: NYC 2021—and email your application to Natasha at


Thursday: 9:30am-3pm

Friday-Saturday: 9:30am-1:00pm

Sunday: Individual meetings: 10-12; 12:30-2:30pm

Monday: 9:30am-1pm

Tuesday: 9:30am-3pm; 7-8:00pm

Schedule is subject to change at any time.


Upon workshop acceptance, a payment of $950; payment in full two months before the workshop begins — Friday, July 23, 2021.

Cancellation Policy: After payment in full, all but $100 will be refunded if we can find someone to fill your spot. If we can’t find someone to fill your spot, the complete amount — $1900 — can be put towards a future workshop that Alex and Rebecca produce.

In the U.S., you have the option of paying by check or credit card. 

—If paying by check, please make the checks out to Alex Webb and mail to:

Alex Webb/ Rebecca Norris Webb

319 Garfield Pl., #1B

Brooklyn, NY   11215

—If paying by credit card, please make payment arrangments directly with Alex:

Participants living outside the U.S. can make pay via bank transfer or credit card

—If via bank transfer or credit card, you will make payment arrangements directly with Alex:

Please note: Housing, food, transportation, are the responsibility of the workshop participants.

Photo: Rebecca Norris Webb, Shimmering, 2018, from the joint Aperture book, Brooklyn: The City Within, with Alex Webb