Past Workshop

Be Yourself: Workshop with Bruce Gilden in Miami

Identify your working style and find your individual vision at Miami Photo Fest

Bruce Gilden

Bruce Gilden Two members of the Yakuza, Japan's mafia. The Yakuza's 23 gangs are Japan's top corporate earners. They model themselves on American gangster fashion from the 1950s. Asakusa, Japan. 1998. © Bruce Gilden | Magnum Photos

Over this five-day workshop street photographer Bruce Gilden will lead participants through intensive review sessions, group critiques, shooting and editing. You will have daily opportunities to shoot throughout the course of the workshop. Gilden will take you out of your comfort zone, with the aim of identifying your personal working style for street photography, and help you define your individual vision.

Open to both passionate amateurs and professionals, this is an unprecedented opportunity to learn from the master himself. You and your peers will work with Gilden to edit and produce a final sequence to be projected on the evening of the last day of the event.

This workshop offers:

– Immersion into the key concepts of street photography
– Support in identifying your working style in the street
– Advice on developing your own photographic vision
– Guidance on how to edit and sequence your images

Where & When

Miami, Florida (Miami Design District, exact location to be confirmed)
February 22-26


The workshop will be held in English



Selection and Requirements

Each workshop is open to 12 applicants, who will be selected based on images submitted. Due to the fast pace of the workshop, Magnum highly recommends that participants produce and edit their work digitally, using their own laptops. Candidates will be expected to arrive comfortable with their equipment, ready to work.


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Bruce Gilden Man, dog, cart. New York City, USA. 1989. © Bruce Gilden | Magnum Photos
Bruce Gilden A family walks along the crowded boardwalk. Coney Island, NYC, USA. 1986. © Bruce Gilden | Magnum Photos
Bruce Gilden Woman walking on Fifth Avenue. New York City, USA. 1992. © Bruce Gilden | Magnum Photos

"I think the picture is the result of the encounter between myself and the person who I’m photographing. There has to be some relation between us so we’re on the same page."

- Bruce Gilden

Bruce Gilden

Defined by his energetic style of photography and his close approach to his subjects, Bruce Gilden’s powerful work in black & white and now in color have brought the Magnum photographer worldwide fame. Master of street photography, Gilden has been working for five decades on the streets of the major capitals in the world. Bruce Gilden has published nineteen monographs and his work widely exhibited around the world is part of numerous permanent collections such as the Getty Museum, MOMA, New York, Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. He has received nine grants and in 2013 he became a recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship.Bruce Gilden joined Magnum Photos in 1998.

Terms and Conditions

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