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Portrait workshop with Richard Renaldi set for PhotoNOLA

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“Nathan and Robyn,” by Richard Renaldi.

A two-day portraiture workshop with photographer Richard Renaldi has been scheduled for PhotoNOLA, the city’s annual festival of photography. The event is set for Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1128 St. Roch Avenue (formerly the Homespace gallery) in the St. Claude Arts District.

The workshop is limited to 10 participants. Tuition is $395 per person.

The Richard Renaldi Workshop: Strangers in New Orleans,” will offer participants an opportunity to study with a contemporary master, one whose photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe.

Participants will learn how to sharpen their portrait-making skills through slide presentations, portfolio sharing and location shooting.  The former will involve Renaldi taking participants out into the Crescent City streets, as a means of helping them to become more comfortable with approaching and photographing strangers.

For more information and event registration, please see the PhotoNOLA website.

The New York-based Renaldi is the founder and publisher of Charles Lane Press, which showcases works by contemporary photographers. His first monograph, “Figure and Ground,” was published by Aperture in 2006, with another, “Fall River Boys” released in 2009. His third monograph, “Touching Strangers,” is set for publication for by Aperture in April 2014.

You can read more about his “Touching Strangers” project through coverage at sites including The New York Times’ “Lens” blog, NPR and CBS News. A closer look at his work and methods can be found in the video shown below:


PhotoNOLA, New Orleans’ annual photography festival, is coordinated by the Photo Alliance, in in partnership with galleries, museums and other venues citywide.