Photography Now with Ozier Muhammad
Winter 2018 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 in May 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Dates to be announced.  

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. 

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.  

Class Dates: 
February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11, April 18

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



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