People and Place was the last of 8 free photography workshops for kids at the Hillsdale Community Library this summer.
The workshop started with a discussion about early portraiture and the cameras that were used over 150 years ago. They also got look closely at historic tintype portraits from a family album.
Then that they explored two different styles of portrait photography using Henri Cartier Bresson, Robert Frank and Richard Avedon as our inspiration. Participants then used 35mm film cameras loaded with black and white film to make street portraits and they each got to trip the shutter release cable to make view camera portraits of their workshop peers. The photos below are paper negatives from the view camera portraits.
Many thanks to the Hillsdale Community Library and Leslie, the children’s librarian for helping to make this summer workshop series possible!