Urban Exploration Photo Workshop with Matt Christopher of Abandoned America
When: Saturday, Nov.17th 12-3 PM
Cost: $100 general, $75 for members
Number of slots: Maximum 12 people
Bring: Camera with manual controls; tripod strongly recommended
Where: Philadelphia Navy Yard. From Center City, catch the Route 17 bus on Market St. where there are stops between 3rd and 13th Sts. For directions by car from every direction, click HERE. We will email participants with more detailed directions for where to meet inside the Navy Yard.
Further Information: Contact Lee Tusman at email@example.com or at 267-428-1661
To sign up for the Urban Exploration Photo Workshop click HERE.
Join Matthew Christopher, founder of Abandoned America, in a hands-on photography workshop. Participants will go on a shooting tour of the Navy Yard’s incredible history and explore its architecture with one of the best photographers of the nation’s industrial past. Participants should have their own camera with manual controls (digital or analog). All levels of experience are welcome. In conjunction with www.abandonedamerica.us
Matthew Christopher has had an interest in abandoned sites since he was a child, but started documenting them a decade ago while researching the decline of the state hospital system. His website, abandonedamerica.us, has gained international attention and is considered one of the leading collections of images of abandoned spaces on the internet.
While he originally had no formal education in photography, Matthew has recently completed his MFA in Fine Art Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology. He has had gallery shows across the US, lectured on abandoned spaces and mental health history for the Pennsylvania State Museum, Preservation Pennsylvania, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and others, and his work has been featured in several publications including Photographer’s Forum, the International Journal of Arts and Humanities and the United Nations Chronicle.