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.
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.
More information about current scholarship opportunities is available HERE.
The new deadline to apply for the 2016 scholarships is March 30th, 2016.
“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”.
“I took “The Other Story” workshop with Erica McDonald in June 2014. The workshop was unique in that it combined meditation and yoga with pursuing personal visual stories. TThe workshop was a lot of fun. Laura and Kate were great to work with and created a structure that had time for constructive critiques and also plenty of shooting. Plus, the space is perfect for a workshop and the class size was small enough that the students could get to know each other”.