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Workshop: Boyle Heights, A Group Photo Essay

Wed Nov 3 10:00 am - Wed Nov 17 12:00 pm PDT
Event Details
Find new ways to capture historical Jewish L.A. using a camera of your choice in this photography workshop.

Note: This is a 4-Session HYBRID online & in-person course:

This photography workshop will include online sessions and an in-person photo tour on site.

Join a collaborative project to document a historic part of Los Angeles: Boyle Heights, which was home to a vibrant Jewish community in the first part of the twentieth century.

Learn about Boyle Heights’ past and see how the community has been transformed over time, using photographs to share that story. Together, on a photo walk, we’ll explore the area with our cameras. Review of images and instruction on effective visual storytelling will take place online.

Any camera may be used including a cell phone. Our work will culminate as an online exhibition in the American Jewish University website.

Session 1: ONLINE: Wednesday, Nov. 3, 10am-12pm: Introduction and lecture about the Jewish history of Boyle Heights. The workshop is being presented with the Jewish Historical Society of Southern California & Breed Street Shul Project.

Session 2: IN-PERSON: Sunday, Nov 6, 2pm-5 pm: Photo-walk, Boyle Heights.

Session 3: ONLINE: Wednesday, November 10, 10am-12pm: Images workshop.

Session 4: ONLINE: Wednesday, November 17, 10am-12pm: Images workshop.

COVID-19 Vaccine Policy:

(If you have previously submitted your vaccine card for a previous semester, you do not need to to it again. Please disregard the following instructions).

With the intention of safeguarding our community, American Jewish University has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. All students attending the in-person portion of this class must submit their proof of vaccination as a condition of enrollment, unless receiving an approved exemption for medical or religious reasons. The full vaccination policy and information on how to submit an exemption can be found HERE.

Please submit proof of vaccination HERE.

Cost: $185.00
Instructor: Nancy Kaye

Nancy Kaye is a photographer and educator in L.A., previously based in NYC & London, shooting for The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Associated Press.

Her photos have been widely exhibited in juried shows and included in numerous books and documentaries. Her portrait of author Ralph Ellison is in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.