The aim of PWNY is to provide international photographers with opportunities to develop their skills within the vibrant international photo community with some of the leading photographers, editors and curators in the field.
Past teachers and special guests include Tom Roma, Davide Monteleone, Stefano De Luigi, Donna Ferrato, Maurizio Garofalo, Amy Stein, Erica McDonald, Maggie Steber, Donald Weber, Andrew Sullivan, Jamie Permuth, Phillip Toledano, Jason Eskenazi, Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, Landon Nordeman, Ashley Gilbertson, Robin Schwartz, James Estrin, James Pomerantz, Chrisanne Johnson, Ken Schles, Juliana Beasley, Jay Carrier, Daniel Arnold, Glenna Gordon, Jake Price, Carolyn Drake, Andres Gonzalez, Jessica Backhaus, Michael Ackerman, Adam Panczuk, Adam Cohen, Joseph Michael Lopez, Michael Christopher Brown, George Georgiou and Vanessa Winship.
Photo Workshop New York was founded in 2010 by Roberto Alfano and Laura De Marco, the founders of the center of photography Spazio Labo’ in Bologna, Italy.
Photo Workshop New York is committed to the education of emerging photographers, therefore since 2010 we offer every year several scholarships to talented young photographers to further their practice under our acclaimed teachers.
The 2017 scholarships call for entries is available HERE. Deadline to apply: postponed to April 7, 2017.
“When I think back at the workshop days I discover the immeasurable importance of them in my growth, both photographically and personally”
“Too bad we spent only one week together!”
“When I decided to participate in the workshop I couldn’t expect that we would dive (without life vest) in such a depth of emotions”.
“Everything has been so intense that I think one week of work at this workshop is like one year of work in Italy!
“I want to sum my experience at the workshop in New York in 5 words (but a whole vocabulary wouldn’t be enough): heart, professionalism, sensibility, impact, satisfaction”.
“During the workshop, you don’t just photograph but you share pieces of life, relationships and emotions”.
“After this workshop I have a new home in many countries thanks to the many new friends I made. I recommend this workshop to everybody because it was a great experience”.
“After seven days of shooting it’s very sad to say goodbye to everybody. You grow together, as a collective of photographers”.
“Through this workshop, I have learned to do experiences with photography. It brought me to have a direct contact with the world and with what I photograph. It has been very important for me”.
“PWNY has radically changed what I thought and knew about photography. A whole week in the “PWNY mixer” would do good to anyone who’s open minded and ready to put everything into discussion.”
“Great organization and communication. 24 hours it`s not enough time! Even if it`s 7 days. Life is so cruel.”
” Now that a few months have passed, I see the NY experience even more clearly and I appreciate it more: those spaces, those dialogues pushed me forward, stimulating me never to stop learning. Rather than a workshop, I would describe it as a powerful electric shock.”
“already know that much of what I learned during the workshop will stay with me for years to come. The PWNY staff was warm, friendly, and helpful from start to finish. Thank you!”
“My PWNY experience was intense and formative. It allowed me to share my vision with a great photographer but also with fellow students, something I find very stimulating.”