Street Photography / John Hames

Street photographers deal with life as it is happening, the unrehearsed subject in an unpredictable environment to observe and capture “the moment.” You’ll visit the work of photography pioneers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander and other notable street photographers. You’ll learn what makes for a compelling “street” image, how you can better capture the unexpected, and start to define your own approach working in the street.


About John Hames
John Hames is an instructor at Rhode Island School of Design (CE) and has taught at the University of Rhode Island (URI) and Rhode Island College (RIC). He is the founder and director of Studio Without Walls Photography Workshops, and has taught workshops in Nepal, China, and the U.S. In 2007, John taught photography at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology in Beijing. He is the recipient of various awards and Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) fellowships, and his work has been exhibited in the U.S. and in China. John was the recipient of the 2017-2018 RISD|CE Teacher of Excellence Award, and has published 10 books of his photographs.  John received a BA in Education from URI and an MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia.