The Fabric of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan - Great Beauty and Proud People Italy Uzbekistan - Masterpieces of Art and Monuments Comacchio by the Sea Scotland A Woman's Day Galicia -Haunting Beauty & Unique Culture Portico di Romagna ECUADOR. Its richness lies in wide diversity - natural and cultural Ecuador Shuar People Porto and Douro Valley Ecuador Traditional Weaving Santiago de Compostela revisit Georgia Birthplace of Wine Portugal Revisited
Visual Story: Ft. Tryon Visual Story: Coney Island Streets are for Dancing Captured Moments Visual Story: Central Park New York Celebrates Dutchess County Fair Rhinebeck, NY GreenWood Cemetery Woman's March 2018 NYC March for Life


Unique locations and local people where a vibrant life and culture resonates centuries of history

You will be inspired and challenged to see and photograph in new ways.

"In the era of social media, too many people are concerned with re-creating the shots that other people have taken - rather than putting themselves in an orginal story. Here you will find your own story."

The first day begins a transformational journey engaging meangfully with the people, history, environment and culture of the destinations.

Barbara Nelson Photography | 212-927-1977 | Member ASMP, PWP, WICI 
Barbara Nelson, photographer,  journalist and world traveler, produces workshops, programs, and events for the visual arts community.


Join us as we return to photograph along Uzbekistan's ancient Silk Route.   Stunning beauty and welcoming people.

The first day begins a transformational journey engaging meangfully with the people, history, environment and culture of the destinations.

May 7 - 24, 2020 

Optional add-on to Termez region.  May 23 - 27, 2020

Small Group.  Limited to 8 people 



June 13 - 27, 2020

small group limited to 5 people.

Romania, a country of timeless beauty where traditions run deep and life goes on as it has for centuries, is the location for this new photography workshop.




Photography workshop in Ecuador. Exploring its natural and cultural diversity.






In Ancient times our locations were the crossroads of the world - Uzbekistan's ancient Silk Route.

Bustling market towns, traditional crafts people, remote indigenous villages, and pristine national parks far from the touring crowds. People just as diverse as the landscapes live peacefully together. 


2020 workshops and seminars posted as confirmed. - below are representive of events during the season of September - June.


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A gallery tour in New York City's famed Chelsea art scene.
Join us on this specially designed 3 hour gallery tour in the Lower East Side

There are now over 130 galleries and The New Museum and ICP in Lower East Side. Ten of the top galleries who regularly show photography will be selected according to the current show they have on exhibit.

Led by Claudia Sohrens, we will have comments and conversations, sometimes joined by a gallery representative, about the images and current trends. After reviewing the new spring photography shows, 10 will be selected to show the diversity of the new fall shows. Note, this is not a formal structured workshop or seminar but rather a format to spark thinking and encourage dialogue.

Professional seminars and workshops produced for Professional Women Photographers ( in New York City.

PWP Season 2016 - 2017


A photography workshop in New York City

October 22-23, 2016

Taught by Terry Abrams.

Sometimes you don't have to take a 9-hour flight to find a community that resonates the history of their roots.

In New York City's Chinatown we will learn to take a fresh look at the vibrant community. Unique | locations and events, such as the early morning bird singing where people gather with their special birds whose unique sound and beautiful feathers are presented in elaborate cages.

Terry Abrams.  Photographing & teaching in Europe & USA since 1975.  American College, Michigan colleges/universities, Maine workshop, special assignments, numerous travel workshops.

Barbara Nelson:  photographer, journalist, producer:  PWP, ASMP, WICI.

Pricing Your Work in Today’s Market
A seminar with Judy Herrmann

For many still and motion photographers, pricing commercial assignments and fine art work has become a blind guessing game where you lose if you’re too high or if you’re too low.  And, when you ask about pricing the answer always seems to be “it depends.” How can you figure out the fair market value of your work or what clients really want and value when it’s so hard to get answers? 


Join Margaret Mathews-Berenson, independent curator, art advisor and educator specializing in contemporary art and photography, for a private tour of the 2013 AIPAD Photography Show, one of the most important international photography art events. Since its founding in 1979, the Association of International Photography Art Dealers has presented this annual vetted art fair highlighting a wide range of museum-quality work, including historical and contemporary photographs, photo-based art, video and new media.

This is a unique opportunity to meet some of the dealers and specialists in the company of Margaret Mathews-Berenson, a seasoned professional with over twenty-five years of experience in the contemporary art and photography community. Ms. Berenson's career includes curatorial work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and in the Department of Prints and Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as in the field of book publishing, where she worked as a photo editor and headed up the American Society of Picture Professionals. She is a seasoned arts critic and writer and has contributed numerous articles to ARTS, American Artist, Pastel Journal and Sculpture Magazine, among others. She has lectured for the International Center of Photography, Christie's, New York University and the 92nd Street Y. In 2000, she founded ART TODAY, offering specialized tours and lectures in fine art and photography as well as customized art travel opportunities. She also provides art advisory services to collectors and private career counseling for artists and photographers


In this workshop we will develop a fresh vocabulary of photographic styles and surfaces.  We will use our known rules of image making and turn them into a site of play and see how far we can go with our creative possibilities.

As a starting point we will experiment in the studio by arranging and photographing small objects we bring in (they must all fit into a large zip bag)  We will setup for table top photography, process and print.  From the print we can scan, cut or alter the print to re-assembe and rescan or re-photograph.  We will craft new compositions and constellations of interconnected references.  (NOTE - you might also bring in some of your own prints that would like to incorporate into the original photography we will do).

Claudia Sohrens is a German-born visual artist and educator, who lives and works in New York. Sohrens received a BFA in Communications Design from IN.D, in Hamburg, and an MA in Media and Communications from the European Graduate School in Switzerland, where she is currently a PhD candidate. She is faculty in the Full-Time General Studies Program at the International Center of Photography, in the Photography Department at Parsons The New School for Design and in the Communications Design Department at Pratt Institute.

She is the recipient of several artist grants, such as the 2010 NYFA fellowship in Photography; she participated in artist residencies, for example at the Bronx Museum in New York. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Bronx Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and at the Artists Space in New York, as well as international art venues and festivals, such as the Electronic Language Festival in Sao Paulo, the Project Space at Kunsthalle Wien, KW – the Institut for Contemporary Art in Berlin, as well as, Kampnagel KX in Hamburg. Her latest project Mise En Abyme: Archive, has fiscal sponsorship through NYFA

 Barbara Nelson, long time PWP member, produces the professional workshops and seminars for PWP.  Photographer, journalist, producer of workshops and seminars for the visual arts community.  Member PWP, WICI, ASMP.



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