The natural and cultural landscapes of the central highlands of Mexico offer a fascinating opportunity to follow in the footsteps of photographers Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Tina Modotti, and Edward Weston. Beginning in the 1920s, these three artists heavily influenced the medium by pioneering a straight black-and-white approach tinged with a photojournalistic style that is still associated with Mexican art and culture.
San Miguel de Allende is the perfect setting to explore your own photographic vision, whether in black and white or color. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the colonial-era city is filled with gorgeous architecture, cobblestone streets, indigenous cultures, and a vibrant history rich in religion, ceremony, music, and art.
Each day, professional photographer Tony Bonanno presents new and challenging photographic assignments that cover everything from working artisans, scenic landscapes, baroque Spanish architecture, and local festivals to excursions to neighboring towns and a visit with charros (traditional horsemen) at a hacienda.
Classroom sessions include reviews of participants’ images as well as discussions of composition, light, and seeing in black and white. Tony shares his tips on Adobe Lightroom and digital workflow to help you realize your creative vision.
Join Tony and our local guides for a photographic adventure designed to inspire and challenge you as you explore your own aesthetic, expand your observational skills, and enhance your understanding of Mexico's culture and people.