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Focus on creating a body of work.

Looking to take on a personal photography project or begin developing a cohesive body of work? Commit yourself to the task by joining us for a six-month journey that will culminate in a group exhibition at Project Basho!

Students will begin by identifying a personal project or particular area of photographic interest to pursue throughout the duration of class. Students will then shoot images for the project outside of class and bring new work to show at each meeting. Through in-class critique from fellow students and ongoing guidance from the instructor and a special guest photographer, students will refine their vision as they build a collection of images that tells their story.

The class will also touch on basic presentation techniques to help students prepare to show their work. At the conclusion of class, students will have additional time to prepare their work for the group exhibit.

  • Portfolio of 10-20 prints for initial critique
  • Long-term project ideas

Transparent_ito_headshot_125pxTsuyoshi Ito was born in Tokyo and later attended Temple University. Noticing a void in Philadelphia's photography community, Tsuyoshi founded Project Basho in 2002, providing photography classes and darkroom space for working artists. Project Basho now includes ONWARD, an international photography competition. He is particularly interested in historical processes, including techniques that bridge old and new.

  • Drawing inspiration from other photographers' works
  • Refining the concept of your project
  • Editing and sequencing
  • Preparing work for physical exhibition
  • Alternative presentation options
  • Aesthetics
  • Critique
  • Lecture
Who's it for?

Intermediate to Advanced photographers who have a solid grasp on the creative and technical aspects of image-making and are ready to take on a photographic project.

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  • Non-members: $650.00
  • Members: $585.00


6-session class
Saturdays, 1 - 5pm
January 14
February 11
March 11
April 8
May 20
Jun 10