Marcela Taboada

about Marcela

Marcela Taboada is a freelance photographer based in Oaxaca, Mexico, who works on long-term stories. She has received many national and international accolades, including a Hasselblad Foundation scholarship and a National Geographic All Roads Photography award. Her work is in the collections of the Hasselblad Center, the Sonoma Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Wittliff Collections in Texas, and the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, among others. She has twice received the National System of Art Creators Award in Mexico.

Marcela has taught workshops for the Manuel Álvarez Bravo Photographic Center and from 1996 to 2012 she produced workshops in Oaxaca with Mary Ellen Mark.

Workshops taught by Marcela Taboada

Portugal: A Rich Cultural Tapestry

with Jennifer Spelman

October 3 – 10, 2025

Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice

with Stephen Wilkes

September 15 – 24, 2025

Vietnam: Land of the Blue Dragons

with Jennifer Spelman

April 4 – 15, 2025

Colombia: Colonial Cartagena and Carnival de Barranquilla

with Kike Calvo

February 22 – March 3, 2025

Digital Dreamscapes: The Art of Compositing in Adobe Photoshop

with Gabriel Isak

August 17 and 24, 2024

Creative Capture: Exploring Varied Perspectives

with Cat Simmons

Getting the Most from Your Nikon Z5, Z6, and Z7 Series Mirrorless Camera

with Rick Berk

June 14 – 25, 2024

Capturing Color: A Comprehensive Guide To Color Toning

with Joe Perri

September 10 and 12, 2024

Motherhood and the Photographic Practice

with Amy Harrity

May 13 – June 3, 2024

Out of Bounds: Unconventional Approaches to Portraiture

with Selina Román

June 11 – 28, 2024

Mastery: The Art of Color Photography

with Stephen Wilkes

May 7 and 9, 2024

Light on Plate: Introduction to Food Photography

with Powell Jordano

September 16 – 26, 2024

The Portrait Essay

with Steven Laxton

May 22 – June 12, 2024

Creative Post-Processing: Using Simple Techniques to Craft Artistic Images

with Shelley Vandegrift

June 17 – 27, 2024

Photoshop for Photographers: The Essentials

with Shelley Vandegrift

June 3 – 13, 2024

Digital Collage 1.0

with Maggie Taylor

May 1, 4, and 8, 2024

Night Sky Photography and Post-Processing Techniques

with Rick Berk

May 9 – 20, 2024

A Photograph as Haiku: The Leap

with M. H. Rubin

April 15 – May 2, 2024

The Fine Art of Still Photography

with Kimberly Witham

October 19, 2024

The Language of Vision

with Maria Finitzo

May 6 – 23, 2024

Modern Montage: A Creative Retreat

with Maggie Taylor

October 21 – 25, 2024

The Next Step: San Miguel de Allende

with Sam Abell

October 21 – 25, 2024

The Fine Art of Infrared Photography: Unveil the Hidden Beauty

with Laurie Klein and Shelley Vandegrift

October 14 – 18, 2024

Mojo Rising: Renew Your Creative Spirit

with Keith Carter

October 14 – 18, 2024

Discover the Realm of Blur

with Roxanne Bouché Overton

October 14 – 18, 2024

Discovering One's Intuition Through Compositing

with Karen Divine

October 7 – 11, 2024

Exploring the Secrets of the Night: San Miguel de Allende

with Jason Langer

October 7 – 11, 2024

Spirit of Place: San Miguel de Allende

with Sal Taylor Kydd

October 7 – 11, 2024

A Portrait of Coastal Maine

with Reid Callanan

October 27 – 31, 2024

Autumn Colors in Acadia

with Rick Berk

October 6 – 10, 2024

On Print Process: Vintage to Digital

with Anne Kelly

April 20, 2024

Architectural Narratives in Landscape Photography

with Serena Dzenis

June 1 – July 6, 2024

ICM + ME Artistry: Three Voices, Three Visions

with with Renee Lynn, nicholas x bent, Craig Boehman, and moderator Stephanie Johnson

May 18, 2024
– Summer Season

The Poetry of Place

with Susan Burnstine

July 22 – 26, 2024
– Summer Season

Alternative Photographic Processes Using Natural Materials

with Julia C. Martin

July 22 – 26, 2024
– Summer Season

The Fine Art of Macro Photography

with Kristi Odom

July 15 – 19, 2024
– Summer Season

The Photographic Book

with Mark Klett

July 8 – 12, 2024
– Summer Season

The Cultural Portrait

with Jennifer Spelman

July 8 – 12, 2024
– Summer Season

From A to Zine: A Super Fun Five-Day Photo Zine Deep Dive

with Jeff Phillips

July 1 – 5, 2024

Practices for Creativity and Innovation

with Alex Yudzon

May 22 – June 19, 2024

Thinking Outside the Box

with Susan Burnstine

April 16 – May 14, 2024

Using Metaphor and Emotion in Flower Photography

with Kathleen Clemons

May 22 – June 19, 2024

A Natural Eye: The Expressive Landscape—Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

with Eddie Soloway

August 18 – 23, 2024

The Art of Composition—Reimagined

with M. H. Rubin

July 16 – August 2, 2024

Exploring the Imaginative Landscape

with Valda Bailey

April 3 and 5, 2024

Pet Photography

with Shaina Fishman

April 23 – May 14, 2024
– Summer Season

The Allure of Botanicals

with Leanne Trivett S.

July 22 – 26, 2024
– Summer Season

An Intimate Portrait of Place: Santa Fe and Beyond

with Lee Anne White

July 22 – 26, 2024
– Summer Season

Crafting the Editorial Portrait in Natural Light

with Katie McCurdy

July 8 – 12, 2024
– Summer Season

Developing a Personal Project

with Ed Kashi

July 8 – 12, 2024