Oaxaca Portraits: Photography by Barbara Szombatfalvy

Our 2015 People of Oaxaca Portrait Photography Workshop ended with a Best of Week show and fiesta dinner following it. We invited the Teotitlan del Valle families to the presentation who welcomed us into their homes to take their pictures. Each participant selected twenty from hundreds of photos they shot during the week to show at the fiesta. For the next few days, I will publish their work here.

Barbara Szombatfalvy, Durham, North Carolina

This is Barbara’s second workshop with us. When she first came to Oaxaca two years ago for the Day of the Dead Photography Expedition, she was most comfortable using automatic settings and taking photographs of animals.  Now, it’s manual settings and connecting with the subject! Thanks to instructor Matt Nager, photojournalist from Denver, Colorado.

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Barbara says that what she learned was invaluable: how to use natural light, how to approach people and engage them, how to use editing software to make a great photo even better.

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Thank you, Barbara, for giving us these spectacular photographs.

If you want to join our next photography workshop, contact Norma Hawthorne.

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