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WORKSHOP STORIES: Changed Through Photography - Edited by Elizabeth Opalenik

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WORKSHOP STORIES: Changed Through Photography

An exquisite cloth-bound volume with dust jacket, containing stories, essays, and beautiful photography by some of the world’s finest photographic workshop teachers, published in conjunction with True North Editions.

Dedicated to all the teachers on whose shoulders we stand and the students who joined the journey.

Edited/Designed by Elizabeth Opalenik. Foreword by Jay Maisel.

Click here to view the teaser trailer.


  • Publication date, Spring 2021, First Edition
  • Hardbound, 10 x 12 inches, 230 pages 
  • Publisher: True North Editions
  • Printed in China by Artron Printing America San Rafael, CA

From the Preface by Elizabeth Opalenik:

Each teacher was asked to tell a workshop story that influenced or inspired them personally—involving colleagues, peers, or students—whether funny, poignant, profound, or sad. These authentic stories are universal, and in them we find ourselves. More broadly, the goal of this book is not only to preserve memorable workshop experiences, but also to share the varied and unique images of the photographers who contributed their talents and expertise to these institutions. 

I am honored and humbled by how the connections and threads of workshops were spun to create a community that shared, laughed and learned together. People were hungry for knowledge in the early days of workshops. There may have been masters and students, but there were no divides when it came to sharing.

“Teaching at The Workshops has been like training wheels for my current full-time professorship. Jay Maisel told me that after a workshop he ‘feels like a lemon that’s been sucked dry by a 900-pound gorilla... It was an invaluable incubator for ideas and an intense crucible for crafting them.” - Gregory Heisler 

Contributors included in "Workshop Stories":

Sam Abell * Steve Bliss * Kip Brundage * Reid Callanan * Keith Carter * Arlene Collins * Judy Dater * Dick Durrance * Susan Friedman * Carson Graves * Ernst Haas * Gregory Heisler * Ann Jastrab * Sean Kernan * Karen Kuehn * Sally Mann * Margaretta K. Mitchell * Ted Orland * Olivia Parker * John Reuter * Tim Rudman * Neal Slavin * Maggie Steber * Brian Taylor * Peter Turnley * Stephen Wilkes * William Albert Allard * Tony Bonanno * Jill Skupin Burkholder * John Paul Caponigro * Kate Carter * Tony Corbell * George DeWolfe * Jill Enfield * Rob Gage * Elizabeth Greenberg * Renie Haiduk * Vaughn Hutchins * Geir Jordahl * Laurie Klein * Bobbi Lane * Annie Kurutz Meyer * Arnold Newman * Mark Osterman * Freeman Patterson * Jim Richardson * Josephine Sacabo * Aline Smithson * Craig Stevens * Joyce Tenneson * Ginette Vachon * Bruce Wolf * Christina Z. Anderson * Denis Brihat * Dan Burkholder * Paul Caponigro * Martha Casanave * Jerry Courvoisier * Julia Dean * Larry Fink * John Goodman * Lois Greenfield * Brenton Hamilton * Connie Imboden * Kate Jordahl * Julieanne Kost * David Lyman * Arthur Meyerson * Michael O'Neill * France Scully Osterman * Robert Pledge * Alan Ross * George Schaub * Eddie Soloway * Jean-Pierre Sudre * George Tice * Todd Weinstein * Ellie Young * Joe Baraban * Sisse Brimberg * David Burnett * Brigitte Carnochan * Lucien Clergue * Tillman Crane * Karen Divine * Sharon Fox * Greg Gorman * Annie Griffiths * Cig Harvey * Christopher James * Dennis Keeley * Bob Krist * Jay Maisel * Arno Rafael Minkkinen * Elizabeth Opalenik * Willie Osterman * Keron Psillas * Eva Rubinstein * John Sexton * Jennifer Spelman * Mary Virginia Swanson * Tomasz Tomaszewski * Nevada Wier

EAN: 9781943013241
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