Observe Dallas 2017 Workshop

Between 23-27 October 2017, a workshop, led by photojournalist/street photographer Richard Andrew Sharum, will take place at the Butler's Building in Downtown Dallas, located at 500 S. Ervay, as an extension of his Observe Dallas project, now in it's 4th year. The aim of the workshop is to help students develop their personal projects through individual tutorials, mini assignments, experimentation, and group reviews. The course is aimed at photographers with an ongoing body of work, or with the idea of creating one. This intensive masterclass will challenge, guide, and push students to make new responses to their ideas and seek out visual stories in Dallas.


Students should come willing to experiment and to consider new ways of approaching image making and storytelling. Each student will participate in group reviews as well as one-on-one tutorials. Students will work on an assignment, individually set by the tutor and the student. The assignment will be created in response to the student’s personal work to assist them in developing their practice. Students should come to the workshop with proposals of what they could work on in these five days, as an extension of an existing work, or a new personal project.


Students will learn to critique the work of others, and one’s own, at both theoretical and practical levels. The masterclass aims to identify each participant’s visual language and define their photographic approach and encourage participants to realize both personal and assigned projects. The workshop will begin at on Monday, October 9th, and end on Friday, October 13th.  There will be an exhibition from the week's work and  an after party at the Butler's Building on Saturday, October 14th, 2017.


Apply by sending no more than 10 jpegs (max width at 1000 px) in a zip folder to ObserveDallasWkshp@gmail.com. Last day to apply will be October 16th, 2017. The cost per student is $185 and will be invoiced upon acceptance into the class. If no payment is received within 5 days, then that spot is given out to the next qualified applicant. The limit for class is 20 students, separated into two sessions of 10 students each. Anyone 18+ may apply. Once accepted, all applicants will receive an email with the daily schedule for the class and all relevant info. 


About Richard Andrew Sharum: Richard Andrew Sharum is a photographer in Dallas whose range varies from Documentary Photojournalism to traditional Street Photography. His work is in several private and public collections across the world and has exhibited in Kyoto, Sao Paulo, Reggio Emilia, New York, and Dallas. His commissions include those by The Meadows Foundation, Centers for Community Cooperation, Harvard Law School, Student Conservation Association, Childrens Medical Center (Oncology), Childrens Cancer Fund, Notre Dame School for the Mentally Ill, Austin Street Homeless Shelter, and several others over the years. His publications include those by The New York Times, DMagazine, International Business Times Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, The Dallas Observer, SpacingToronto Magazine and is currently working on his Tierra de Cuba project.


In 2015 Richard Andrew Sharum was awarded the Cultural Projects Grant for the completion of his Observe Dallas 2015 project.