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A Walk to Remember  Photo Walk with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist, Don Bartletti

6 Oct 2018

The theme of our photo walk will be the discovery of beautiful light, texture and details in ordinary places during the magic time of day when shadows lengthen and late afternoon sunlight tints the streetscape. This casual walkabout is open to both serious enthusiasts with adjustable digital cameras and those who want to bump up their appreciation of photography with a cell phone. Don Bartletti will not only share why the quality of evening light can make even a boulevard look good, but more importantly how he relies on street photography more like a visual anthropologist than a tourist.  We’ll focus on what gives Nob Hill its unique character; it might be a panorama or the glint in an eye.  With any luck (and Don will reveal ways to make good luck), we’ll gently bump into perfect strangers who by their very presence are part of the culture and character of a neighborhood.  Even though you’ll be ambling about in your own hometown, we’ll practice making images in ways that will serve you well when you are a tourist somewhere over the horizon.  And that’ll include how to fine tune the ubiquitous selfie or better yet, how to gently tutor friends and strangers to make a better portrait that will preserve your unique place in any town.

About Don Bartletti

A Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist who retired in 2015 after 32 years with the Los Angeles Times who has won 40 international awards for his documentary photography.  In 2003 his 6-part photo essay in the L.A. Times, “Enrique’s Journey” was awarded a Pulitzer for Feature Photography. He also won the Robert F. Kennedy journalism award twice and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2015 for “Product of Mexico,” a Times investigation into Mexican mega-farms.  He is a free-lance photographer, guest lecturer and teacher at universities, high schools and civic organizations in the U.S. and Mexico.  His photographs have been exhibited in museums internationally and are published in books and scholarly studies.   He’s the author of “Between Two Worlds, the People of the Border” and is working on his upcoming book, “The Roads Most Traveled:  Causes and Consequences of Illegal Immigration."

 Recommended Gear for the PhotoWalk 

o   Your camera!

o   Any DSLR and gear you'd like to bring or your phone.

o   Flash.

o   Memory card or available space on your fully charged phone. 

o   Back up battery for SLR or mirrorless camera.

o   Comfortable shoes.

o   Optional mini-tripod or small stand up tripod or a “bean bag”; if you don’t have them or don’t want to carry any of these, you’ll be shown that there are camera supports almost everywhere on the street.

o   Pen and paper to jot down addresses to share your unique photo with the subject. 

What’s included in your PhotoWalk:

o   NMHC Totebag!

o   Trail bar and bottle water

Guests are invited to send two photos to Bartletti for individual critique following the photo walk. 

This exclusive, unique opportunity is $75/person ($10 nonrefundable). Space is limited to 15 people - Deadline to register: September 28, 2018.  For questions or more information about the photo walk, call 505-633-7370.

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