Michael Ruggiero – Long-term Projects


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I’m writing this on January 15 which means we have just published the January 2021 issue of Street Photography Magazine.

We are super excited because the January issue kicks off our year of women street photographers with a special issue that features work by all women. And throughout the year each issue will feature a super talented woman street photographer.

Publishing a Photo Book Workshop

Also this month we are holding our very first remote workshop, Publishing a Photo Book with Harvey Stein.

If you’re planning to publish or even thinking about it I encourage you to check it out. Harvey is a very inspirational teacher.

Harvey is a longtime New York street photographer who teaches at the International Center of Photography in New York, also called ICP. He has also published nine monographs over the year with the 10th scheduled for next spring.

This lively, 7-week interactive workshop will be held each Tuesday on Zoom beginning January 26th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM Eastern time.

And you don’t have to be a street photographer to get something out of it.

Some of the takeaways form this course are:

  • Generate book ideas
  • Sequence images
  • Identify potential publishers
  • What and how to present to publishers
  • Evaluation of your project
  • And much more.

If you’re planning to publish or even thinking about it I encourage you to check it out. Harvey is a very inspirational teacher.

Click Here to learn more about the workshop.

Interview with Michael Ruggiero

Our guest this week is Michael Ruggiero. He’s passionate life-long photographer, former photo journalist professional chef.

Michael has been heavily influenced by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lee Friedlander, Mary Ellen Mark and Garry Winogrand. In fact while living and photographing in Paris in the early 1980s he had an opportunity to meet both Cartier-Bresson and Andre Kertesz. He even shares the story of how he met Cartier-Bresson in the interview.

He has had solo exhibitions in Fort Collins, Colorado – Philadelphia New York and Boston.

As a black and white film photographer, Mmch of his work comes from a number of long-term projects including Over the Road about American long-haul truckers. In fact we will be publishing part of that work in the March issue of Street Photography Magazine.

A selection of Michael’s images

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