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Bruce Gilden A family walks along the crowded boardwalk. Coney Island, NYC. USA. 1986 © Bruce Gilden | Magnum Photos

Magnum is proud to partner with StreetFoto San Francisco to offer a very special masterclass with Magnum Photographer Bruce Gilden.

Gilden brings to his masterclass his unique style of street photography, which has truly become his own over the past 40 years of working in New York City and other urban areas, both in the US and abroad. He will work with students to teach them how to improve their pictures shot in the streets by best identifying their working style for street photography, and define their personal vision. Gilden will share his own experience in the street to aid the students in gaining ‘street smart’ sensibilities. These principles are necessary to work in any environment and to be in the middle of the scenario without being obtrusive. In addition to his masterclass, Gilden will also give a lecture on his 40-year body of street work. Following this, Gilden will also be one of the final round judges for the festival’s annual International Street Photography Awards. More information on the awards can be found here.

Bruce Gilden Transvestite outside bar. Shinjuku, Japan. 1999. © Bruce Gilden | Magnum Photos
Bruce Gilden George Abe, right, an ex-Yakuza member and celebrity writer. Yakuza model themselves on American gangster fashion from 1950s. Asakusa, Japan. 1998. © Bruce Gilden | Magnum Photos

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from the master himself in an extended workshop on the streets of San Francisco. Please note, the class is limited to 12 students and is expected to sell out.

Dates: June 6th – June 10th, 2017

Cost: $1,400, early bird offer of $1,300 before May 15, 2017

Price includes some snacks and coffee but does not include any travel or lodging costs. Students are expected to bring their own cameras and laptops.

Email workshops@streetfoto.org if you have any questions, or apply for a space by clicking here.