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Hidden in the Shadows
with Carol Dragon

The poetry of an image often lies in the details we overlook. We aspire to properly expose our images and to craft good compositions with beautiful tones or color, but what about the shadows?

We will study and discuss the work of different photographers who have mastered the elegance of shadows. Before I introduce any of the photographers we’re going to study, I would like to see and hear your ideas and impressions of shadows - not just their presence in an image but also their meaning. In preparation for our workshop, I will ask each of you to send (via 3-5 images that you feel explore shadow imagery and ideas. They can be your images or images that inspire you.


• Note-taking supplies

About the Instructor

Carol Dragon is a New York City based photographer who focuses on portraiture, dance and documentary projects. Since 2015, Dragon has been working on a long-term project documenting the community and culture of New York City street dancers. For this immersive work, Dragon was awarded 2017 and 2018 Creative Engagement grants by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and a 2018 Citizens Committee of New York City Neighborhood Grant.
Dragon holds a BFA and MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she began her career as a painter. Since 1990, Dragon has worked solely with photography, but the influence of the painter’s eye still informs her practice.
Her work has been exhibited in multiple solo shows in New York City. Dragon recently staged an event, Beyond the Yellow Tape, which paired her portraits and videos of street dancers with live dance performances. In spring of 2019 her commissioned portraits for Families Belong Together were shown at SXSW in Austin, Texas. This exhibition was part of the ACLU 100 Years’ Experience and traveled to 15 other U.S. cities. In 2017 she had a solo exhibition, MADD PAIN, at Park Avenue Armory. Her images have been featured in multiple publications and her work was showcased in the Cynthia Dantzig book, 100 New York Photographers.
Besides working actively as a photographer, Dragon teaches at the International Center of Photography in New York and has done a number of workshops in Italy, Dubai and Maine. PDN magazine ranked her as one of the top photography instructors in the article: The Best Photo Workshops: A Reader Survey
This is a one-time class. Please review our class cancellation policy below. 

Class Cancellations

Tier 2: Special Events and One-Time Classes
You have up until seven days before a scheduled Mock Wedding, Flash Fest, Portraits in Depth Series, Photo Campouts (including Spring and Fall Photo Camping Extravaganza), special events and one-time classes to cancel and receive a full refund or to reschedule. If you do not show up for a tier 2 class your registration will be forfeited and you will not be permitted a refund or to reschedule. Cancellations made within 7 days of the class will receive a 50% refund.

Minimum Enrollment
Each class needs a minimum number of students to enroll before the class can “make.” If the minimum enrollment has not been met two business days before the class begins, the class will be cancelled. All students who enrolled in the class will be notified by telephone or email, and may transfer to a different class or be issued a refund (see refund procedure). We encourage all students to enroll as soon as registration begins. Please check your phone and email messages, including your SPAM.

How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
Please contact the store at 512-467-7676 or email to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or messages, will not be honored.


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