Weekend with Henry Horenstein
Poodles and more!
Friday, October 6th – Sunday, October 8th, 2023
Limit 12 students
$350 for members, $400 for non-members
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Noted Boston/RISD professor Henry Horenstein leads us at the Poodle Parade and maybe the beach if you haven’t had enough poodles. To gawk and take pictures, of course. We will look at our previous work, discuss our future (and past) work, and look at a lot of 2-dimensional poodles. All photo matters are up for discussion: technical, aesthetic, professional, ethical. No question or discussion too basic or advanced. Come. We will learn together and have fun. Don’t like poodles? That’s ok!
Friday night Henry will talk about his career, including his brand new book We sort of People. And he’ll show a little-seen film or two.
Class schedule: Friday afternoon, October 6.
– Look at people’s work, mini critique, dinner
Friday evening, October 6.
– Film screening, presentation, book signing (open to the public)
Saturday, morning, October 7
– 8:15am poodle arrival, parade starts at 9:30 – More info >
-Saturday, afternoon, October 7
– Beach Play from 1-3: More Info >
– There are more poodle parties throughout town late into the evening!
Sunday morning into the afternoon, October 8
– Choosing the best of Saturday’s work
– Reviewing and critiquing the work
Don’t miss this chance to have a great photography weekend with one of the legends of photography!
Bio From stock car racing to country music stars, this US photographer is one of the great documenters of Americana. —The Guardian (UK)
Henry studied history at the University of Chicago and earned his BFA and MFA at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he studied with legends Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind.
Henry’s work is collected and exhibited internationally and he has published over 35 books, including several monographs of his own work such as Honky Tonk, Histories, Show, Animalia, Humans, Racing Days, Close Relations, and many others. He has also authored Black & White Photography, Digital Photography, and Beyond Basic Photography, used by hundreds of thousands of college, university, high-school, and art school students as their introduction to photography. His Shoot What You Love serves both as a memoir and a personal history of photography over the past 50 years. His latest monographs: Speedway1972, published by Stanley/Barker (UK) in 2022, and We Sort of People, just published by Kehrer Verlag (Ger).
In recent years, Henry has been making films: Preacher, Murray, Spoke, Partners, and Blitto Underground. He is currently finishing production on Marksville, LA, a film about Cajun Louisiana.
Henry is professor of photography at RISD and lives in Boston.