JULY 17-23, 2017

  • PWNY 2017 – TOLEDANO

  • PWNY 2017 – TOLEDANO

  • PWNY 2017 – TOLEDANO

  • PWNY 2017 – TOLEDANO

  • PWNY 2017 – TOLEDANO

  • PWNY 2017 – TOLEDANO

©all images: Phillip Toledano.





Personal projects are something that most photographers embark upon at least once. We want to talk about our lives, our most intimate moments. To understand them, and make them lucid. The problem with personal projects, is that they often don’t seem, well, very personal. How do you speak from the heart, unobstructed by restraint? How do you explain your feelings, clearly, and with beauty? How do you talk about your life in a way that reflects all its complexities?
In this workshop, Phil Toledano is looking for people who’ve started a deeply personal project. Through critique, and discussing each other’s work, we’ll find a way for each person’s voice to be heard: “I can’t give you answers, but I can give you directions”.


WHAT TO BRING: During this 7-day workshop, participants will be guided in the conception and realization of a personal photo project. Please come to the first session with a collection of digital or printed images of your work and some ideas for a project you will pursue during the week. After that, mornings will be group sessions devoted to reviewing and critiquing the images you shot the day before. In the afternoons, you will head into the city to further develop your project. A bibliography and filmography in order to get prepared for the workshop will be sent to the participant once they are enrolled.
GUEST SPEAKERS: As the week progresses, we will invite some notable New York photographers and professionals of the field as special guests, to present and discuss their work to the class.
AFTER THE WORKSHOP: The projects realized during the workshop will be edited in a collective multimedia piece. Each participant’s project will be shown on this website after the workshop.


WHEN: from Monday July 17 to Sunday July 23, 2017

WHERE: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

DURATION: 7 days (mornings in class / afternoons of shooting)

✔ Regular fee: €1.140 (including accommodation for 8 nights)

  • Participation fee includes accommodation in double rooms (same sex rooms with shared bathroom in the corridor) for 8 nights inside the beautiful campus of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. The workshop will be held at the campus facilities as well, so that sleeping at Pratt is very comfortable. If you don’t need accommodation, you can pay for the workshop participation fee only (ask for the quote). The fee does not include travel costs or other expenses. Once enrollment is confirmed, PWNY staff will be available to help students find convenient flight fares.
  • In order to confirm your participation to the workshop, an advanced payment is required. We will send all the information via e-mail after you fill the form at the bottom of this page.

  • ✔ The workshop is open to everyone: students, advanced amateurs or professional photographers, with no age/sex/nationality restrictions, are welcome. Enrollment is open until each class fills.
    The maximum number of participants accepted is 12.
  • ✔ The workshop is reserved to Spazio Labo’|Centro di fotografia’s 2017 members. The 2017 membership fee of 15€ can be submitted at the time of registration to the workshop.
  • ✔ If you are a photographer under 26 years old, you can win a scholarship to participate in this workshop: the application deadline is March 31, 2017. More information about how to apply for the scholarship here.
  • ✔ The workshop releases a certificate of participation at its end.

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    • ✔ The language of the workshop is English. Good listening and speaking abilities are strongly recommended, please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information.
    • ✔ Spazio Labo’ | Centro di fotografia’s staff will be present during the workshop.

  • Technical equipment (camera, extra accessories and laptop) must be provided by each participant. Digital equipment is not obligatory, but it is recommended. Participants who wish to shoot with film will be able to do so, as long as they are aware of the times and costs necessary for the development of the film in laboratory, and of the costs relative to the scanning and digitizing of negatives. The staff will help participants with a list of laboratories.


Phillip Toledano is born in 1968 in London to a French Moroccan mother and an American father. He is one of the most well known conceptual artists working with photography today. After working in advertising, he made a shift to photography. His work ranges from the sociological to the political, to the deeply personal. It has been exhibited worldwide, including three major retrospectives, as well as being published in 7 monographs: Bankrupt (2005), Phonesex (2007), Days with my Father (2009), A new kind of beauty (2010), The Reluctant Father (2012), When I was six (2015) and Maybe (2015). Toledano does not believe that photography is always the answer, and consequently works across diverse mediums – video, photography, installation, and sculpture. For the last years, Phillip has taught photography at ICP in New York and been invited as guest lecturer at various international events. He lives and works in New York City.




To enroll in the workshop, please send an email to admission@photoworkshopnewyork.com with your first/last name and email address: we will get back with all the information needed to complete your enrollment and payment. Do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have!