NOV 1-22, 2020

Online Photography workshop

Sundays 10 AM EST-  1PM EST

November 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2020 

Tuition $795 (limited to 10 students)

Four weekly group classes

One private mentoring session



This  photography class is designed for all levels of image-makers, and both smartphones or DSLR cameras are equally encouraged. Our goal will be to increase your visual and narrative capacities as we investigate life in this time of social distancing and isolation.


Stella will help you photograph the visual cacophony of daily life around you wherever you are, by making dynamic compositions that explode with light, shadow, and color.


Compelling documentary work demands a photographer’s strong connection with his or her subject and to see our personal environments in a new way. In this class, Stella teaches students how to make that connection and develop a personal style of photographing. She works individually with photographers to help them determine and define their interests and ideas.


Each week is spent photographing a theme, a person, or maybe even an area, if available, depending on each student’s interests and circumstances during these times.

Class will meet every week to critique the assignments of the participants. We learn by seeing each other’s work and participating in the conversations.

Please fill out the form below to register and hold your spot.

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Stella Johnson is a photographer and educator known for her passionate and honest documentary projects. She received a Core Fulbright Scholar Grant to photograph in Mexico in 2003, and Fulbright Senior Specialist grants to teach in Mexico in 2006 and in Colombia in 2018. The University of Maine Press published her monograph, Al Sol: Photographs from Mexico, Cameroon and Nicaragua in 2008. Johnson’s photographs have been widely exhibited in the United States and internationally.


A dedicated educator, Johnson holds teaching positions at Boston University and Lesley University College of Art and Design. She also teaches workshops in Greece, Cuba, and Mexico. She was a 2013 finalist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship, Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50, and a nominee for the Boston Foundation’s Brother Thomas Fellowship. Johnson’s work has received numerous honors including a New England Foundation for the Arts Cultural Collaborative Artist-in-Residence Grant and Julia Margaret Cameron Award.


Johnson holds a BFA from The San Francisco Art Institute and an MS in Journalism from Boston University. Her work is held in public collections including The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, The Haggerty Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Portland Museum of Art, and The Southeast Museum of Photography, among others.