Past Meetup

"Shoot What You Love" with photographer/filmmaker Henry Horenstein

This Meetup is past

90 people went


Henry will take us through 40+ years as a photographer, writer, filmmaker and educator, from his days as a history student transitioning to artist/author and filmmaker. It's an up and down journey with good stories, tips on survival, and some pretty good jokes, as well.

Henry's photo hero was Harry Callahan, his teacher in grad school. When asked what he should photograph, Harry asked what Henry liked to do besides take pictures. "Bet on the horses and listen to country music," Henry replied. "So, shoot that, even if you get bad pictures, you'll have a good time." The result: two well received books including "Honky Tonk" and "Histories; Tales form the 70s" and a career based on chasing that sage advice. Tonight will be a very fun and informative evening by one of our generations top image-makers and educator.

Horenstein is the author of over 30 books, including a series of photographic textbooks that have been used by hundreds of thousands of students over the past 30 years. In recent years, Horenstein has been working on short documentary films. His Spoke (2014), a celebration of the Austin, TX dance hall The Broken Spoke, was funded by The Annenberg Foundation and screened at the Austin, Alexandria, Chicago International Movies and Music, Julien Dubuque film festivals, and many other venues. Henry will sign his new book "Shoot What You Love" following program.