Photograpy Now Workshop with Ozier Muhammad

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 Thursday evenings from at LMHQ’s Tesla Classroom from January 5, 2017 through February 23, 2017, 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. 

Ozier states, “I want the students to be able to take photos without a flash, day or night. So a zoom lens is not required and may actually be a hindrance in learning how to compose a picture properly.” In class, demonstrations of photographic techniques (e.g., fast and slow lenses, using available light and ambient light, wide angle close-ups, etc.) and lectures on creativity and imagination will be followed by students practicing their craft. Select images will be projected on screen for discussion and review throughout the workshop. 

Class Dates: 
January 5, January 12, January 19, January 26, February 2, February 8, February 16, February 23

Tesla Classroom
150 Broadway, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10038

Enrollment is limited to 14 participants. 3 seats remain. 

Workshop Fee: $275

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