WORKSHOP STORIES changed through photography – Elizabeth Opalenik
Each teacher was asked to tell a workshop story that influenced or inspired them personally–involving colleagues, peers, or students. These are their stories.
Workshop Stories: Changed Through Photography is an exquisite cloth-bound volume with dust jacket, containing stories, essays, and beautiful photography by over 100 of the world’s finest photographic workshop teachers.
From the preface by Elizabeth Opalenik
Each teacher was asked to tell a workshop story that influenced or inspired them personally—involving colleagues, peers, or students—whether funny, poignant, profound, or sad. These authentic stories are universal, and in them we find ourselves. More broadly, the goal of this book is not only to preserve memorable workshop experiences, but also to share the varied and unique images of the photographers who contributed their talents and expertise to these institutions.
I am honored and humbled by how the connections and threads of workshops were spun to create a community that shared, laughed and learned together. People were hungry for knowledge in the early days of workshops. There may have been masters and students, but there were no divides when it came to sharing.
The first request on Valentine’s Day 2020 soon became a tenacious undertaking in the middle of a pandemic as everyone’s life became upended.
Who knew how quickly our world would change? Perhaps it was symbolic of the way workshops often altered people’s lives in the course of a single week.
As a visitor to this site, you may have been a student of one of these teachers and were inspired and changed by the experience! We hope that you will decide to include this volume in your personal collection and consider it as a gift for friends and family.
Sam Abell ~ Steve Bliss ~ Kip Brundage ~ Reid Callanan ~ Keith Carter ~ Arlene Collins ~ Judy Dater Dick Durrance ~ Susan Friedman ~ Carson Graves ~ Ernst Haas ~ Gregory Heisler ~ Ann Jastrab ~ Sean Kernan ~ Karen Kuehn ~ Sally Mann ~ Margaretta K. Mitchell ~ Ted Orland ~ Olivia Parker ~ John Reuter Tim Rudman ~ Neal Slavin ~ Maggie Steber ~ Brian Taylor ~ Peter Turnley ~ Stephen Wilkes ~ William Albert Allard ~ Tony Bonanno ~ Jill Skupin Burkholder ~ John Paul Caponigro ~ Kate Carter ~ Tony Corbell ~ George DeWolfe ~ Jill Enfield ~ Rob Gage ~ Elizabeth Greenberg ~ Renie Haiduk ~ Vaughn Hutchins ~ Geir Jordahl ~ Laurie Klein ~ Bobbi Lane ~ Annie Kurutz Meyer ~ Arnold Newman ~ Willie Osterman ~ Freeman Patterson ~ Jim Richardson ~ Josephine Sacabo ~ Aline Smithson ~ Craig Stevens ~ Joyce Tenneson ~ Ginette Vachon ~ Bruce Wolf ~ Christina Z. Anderson ~ Denis Brihat ~ Dan Burkholder ~ Paul Caponigro ~ Martha Casanave ~ Jerry Courvoisier ~ Julia Dean Larry Fink John Goodman ~ Lois Greenfield ~ Brenton Hamilton ~ Connie Imboden ~ Kate Jordahl ~ Julieanne Kost ~ David Lyman ~ Arthur Meyerson ~ Michael O’Neill ~ France Scully Osterman ~ Robert Pledge Alan Ross ~ George Schaub ~ Eddie Soloway ~ Jean-Pierre Sudre ~ George Tice ~ Joe Baraban ~ Sisse Brimberg ~ David Burnett ~ Brigitte Carnochan ~ Lucien Clergue ~ Tillman Crane ~ Karen Divine Sharon Fox ~ Greg Gorman ~ Annie Griffiths ~ Cig Harvey ~ Christopher James ~ Dennis Keeley ~Bob Krist ~ Jay Maisel ~ Arno Rafael Minkkinen ~ Elizabeth Opalenik ~ Mark Osterman ~ Keron Psillas ~Eva Rubinstein ~ John Sexton ~ Jennifer Spelman ~ Mary Virginia Swanson ~ Tomasz Tomaszewski Nevada Wier ~ Todd Weinstein ~ Ellie Young