Lucie Foundation

SNAPSHOP! 2013 Workshops

Over the course of four Saturdays in May 2013, 60 students from underserved areas of Los Angeles will be exposed and instructed on a variety of different types of photographic styles/genres.

This year, the workshop will be hosted by Graffiti House LA. Students will select one area of photographic style to learn throughout the month of May 2012, and in collaboration with the instructor, select their image for a printed exhibition to take place in June 2012.

The instructors and guests speakers are listed below.

A special thank you to our host venues, Graffiti House LA for donating their space to support this program!

Exploration of light and experimental Portraiture

Shaughn Crawford

Shaughn Crawford- Website


Shaughn Crawford is a Freelance Portrait Photographer with an emphasis on capturing authentic imagery and studying the human condition. Skills include Digital Photography, Film Photography, Videography, Alternative Processes, Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture One, Professional Lighting, Production.

In this class we will be using portraiture as a means of studying light. We will  be exploring ways of manipulating light using simple tools that could be found around the average home (e.g. flashlights, tin foil, etc.), as ways of abstracting portraits. Students will learn about the “quality of light” in an effort to make thoughtful and creative portraits.

seeing beyond
Justin Fanti

Justin Fantl- Website


Justin Samuel Fantl was born in Hanover, New Hampshire. He now splits his time between New
York and Los Angeles working for a diverse set of clients. Some say that his, “. . .clinically arranged still lifes inject delight into the heart like a syringe full of sunshine.” A perpetual observer and explorer, he is equally at home in the studio and outdoors. Whether seeking or constructing there is often a nod to the surreal and a careful play of color and composition at the root of his imagery.

The intent of this course will be to look at photography with a more critical and heightened awareness. We will spend time looking at work that has come before our own, to open our eyesto the multitude of photographic possibilities out there. We will make our own images and paycareful attention to light, framing, and subject. We will discuss the basics of technique that will help us shoot more consciously and establish fundamental ways of seeing that which will help us explore as photographers and individuals.

Street Photography
Justin Fanti

Natalie Marie Franco- Website

Natalie Marie Francot is a Mexican-American fine art photographer based in Los Angeles. Her work explores people and environments on an intimate scale adopting a voyeuristic approach of shooting. Franco creates a visual reticulation of picturesque imagery hidden with deep repressed undertones from the subconscious, childhood, seclusion, and dreams.

In 2006, Natalie made her artist debut in CMYK Magazine’s “top 21 fresh artists” in the U.S and Canada. The reaction to her work has been encouraging—Since then Natalie’s work has been notably recognized in several magazines and articles such as SNAPIXEL Magazine, F-STOP, LA Weekly and the HUFFINGTON POST. Natalie’s photography has garnered recognition from the International Photography Awards and the Prix de La Photographie in Paris. In 2012, she was recently awarded by the City of Los Angeles for her contributing work in an exhibition at the Pico House Gallery in the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument. Natalie has participated in over twenty collective exhibitions in the United States and Europe including, Bergamot Station, Arthouse Tacheles (Germany), Forest Lawn Museum, Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture, MOLAA-Museum of Latin American Art, For Your Art, LENSCRATCH, and SMASHBOX Studios MOPLA Group Show 2011.

This year, Natalie Franco made her first public appearance in a solo show of her work titled, THE HOURS: REFLECTIONS ON AN EPHEMERAL WORLD at SPACE Gallery Pomona. Natalie has worked with SANDBOX STUDIOS as a stylist and photo assistant for their clients such as Joie, Tsubo, Kipling, Kenneth Cole New York and VANS. She is currently working on a new collective series about the modern day Middle East and is a contributing writer for LATINOS BEHIND THE LENS.

This course is a foundation class in the basic genre of photography that focuses on candid situations with an emphasis on public places and people. Utilizing the Los Angeles urban backgrounds, students will learn to observe and capture social interaction, decisive moments and deliver true depictions of everyday street culture. The class emphasizes on attaining an acute eye through the aesthetics of capturing unmanipulated scenes, objects and environments.

To register for these classes, please download the application form here.



The Lucie Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit, charitable foundation whose mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide.
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