Photography Now with Ozier Muhammad
Fall / Winter 2019 Workshop

In 1985, Ozier Muhammad shared the Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting with Josh Friedman and Dennis Bell for a series of Newsday reports entitled “Africa, The Desperate Continent.” This series about drought and famine and its political consequences also earned Ozier Muhammad the Polk Award in News Photography.

In “Photography Now with Ozier Muhammad,” Mr. Muhammad will draw from over forty years of experience as a photojournalist to teach a group of twelve to fourteen students of color, of all ages, three different types of photography: documentary photography, street photography and photojournalism. During the course of this eight week workshop, students will learn to create compelling images that depict our current society and its evolving culture. 

The workshop will be held on Wednesday evenings at LMHQ’s Tesla Classroom, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Participating students will need a digital camera that has either a hotshoe or a fast lens. In some instances, both features are present in a single camera such as the Canon PowerShot G1 or G15. Please note that a few cameras will be available for students to use during the workshop.

Select images will be projected on screen for discussion and review throughout the workshop. There will be demonstrations of photographic techniques (e.g., using available light and ambient light). Lectures on creativity and imagination will be followed by assignments where student will be able to practice their craft.  

A photography exhibition will take place in July 2019 at Raw Space Gallery in Harlem.
2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.
(7th Ave. Between 121st and 122nd)
New York, NY  10027  

Class Dates: 

September 11, September 18, September 25, October 2, October 9, October 16, October 23, October 30
Tesla Classroom
150 Broadway, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10038

Enrollment is limited to 14 participants.  

Workshop Fee: $300

Register for the workshop with an email to NOTE: Payment in advance secures your seat. 


You can make your payment via check or money order. 
Please mail your payment to the following address.

Kweli Journal
PO Box 693
New York, NY10021
ATTN: Workshop

You can also make a payment online via PayPal.

Registration Fee

We are offering a scholarship to TWO Indigenous / POC students between the ages of 16 - 35. See scholarship application and apply by August 1, 2019, 6PM. 



“The Morin sisters: Lovely, 8, and Mariefleur, 7.” Photo Credit: Ozier Muhammad


Photography Now with Ozier Muhammad is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond.