Mission/Artist Statement
The streets are alive and beat to a rhythm of beauty and soul all their own. Life on the streets exists in a world composed of infinite micro-dramas, the moments are fleeting. The eye and the camera captures and forever memorializes these micro-dramas, never seen before and never to be seen again.

Course Description
The Interactive Street Photography workshop is an interactive, serious course designed for the intermediate street photographer seeking a deeper understanding of the subject. The course will help improve your body of work and move you to the next artistic creative level. Inspired by the likes of Alfred Eisenstaedt, Gary Winogrand, Mary Ellen Mark, Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander and Bruce Davidson, we will explore the guts of the streets, sometimes on a visceral and passionate level; bringing out the soul of the city and the actors within it.

The three-session workshop will begin at the Soho Photo Gallery with a two-hour interactive class presentation and discussion on Friday evening, where we will cover the below highlights as well as many other topics. On Saturday, we will hit the streets of NYC for a 5 to 6(+) hour day of shooting. concluding Saturday with a group discussion of the day’s activities. On Sunday morning we will meet at the Soho Photo Gallery to review your work from our field exercise and to critique and discuss suggestions/improvements.

Course highlights:

  • Street photography as an art form (what makes street photography an art?)
  • How to recognize the strength and soul of a street image
  • Instant street composition
  • Light/shadow
  • Subject matter

Plus, many more artistic and technical subjects will be covered in the workshop.

Applicants should have a good understanding and working knowledge of all technical camera aspects, including complete working knowledge of manual and semi-automatic camera operations. A working knowledge of the digital darkroom (Photoshop, Lightroom, etc.) will be helpful but not a prerequisite.

Dates – 3 Sessions
July 10, 2020 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
July 11, 2020 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm+ 
July 12, 2020 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm+

15 White St., New York, NY


Workshop Leader
Starting as a photojournalist in the 1970s, Jake Lambroza has extensively practiced the art of Street Photography, influenced by the likes of Alfred Eisenstaedt, Gary Wigand, Mary Ellen Mark, Diane Arbus and Bruce Davidson. Jake defines his work by noting: “Life is a series of fleeting moments composed of infinite micro-dramas”. Working with available light and in black and white, he uses his medium to capture and forever memorialize and honor these fleeting moments; moments never seen before and never to be seen again. Throughout his career, Jake’s singular mission has been to capture the human essence of the image, believing that “a photograph must have soul to stay with the viewer long after the viewer has moved on.”

With numerous awards, many solo shows, several B&W Magazine Spotlight features, multiple images hanging in the permanent collection at Columbia University and private collectors, Jake brings a lifetime of experience to the classroom and to the street. 

Workshop Policies
Workshops are subject to cancellation or change up to one week prior to the scheduled state date. Class audits are not permitted. Cancellation and tuition refund requests must be sent via email to spgworkshops@gmail.com at least 10 days prior to the scheduled start date of the workshop for a full refund. The last date of cancellation is the first business day immediately following the initial workshop meeting for a 50% refund of tuition. Refunds will be issued within 10 business days.


Jake Lambroza

Jake Lambroza

Workshop Leader

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