COMPOSITION IN PHOTOGRAPHY
To close our cycle of classes in photography 101 our member and organizer C. W. Griffin will teach this class showing all the principles of composition to take our photography to the next level.
C.W. Griffin, is a retired photojournalist who worked in Miami teaching at the University of Miami for 12 years while on staff at The Miami Herald for 31 years. He is the recipient of numerous awards. While serving in the military he was the first African-American photographer in the history of the military to be named Military Photographer of the Year for all branches of the military worldwide. His work has appeared in numerous books and magazines such as National Geographic, Smithsonian and Time. He was represented in the book and exhibit ‘Contemporary Black Photographers’, 'Songs of My People’ and a book of his photos that opened Miami’s Centennial Celebration at the International Book Fair - Miami: In Our own Words.
His work has appeared in numerous volumes of the coveted ‘Day in The Life’ series, which invited the top 100 photojournalist in the world to various countries to create a book from a one-day shoot. His work has been included in major photography exhibits in such galleries as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Corcoran Gallery of Art (now the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.) and the Historical Museum of Miami.
He is a member of a Pulitzer prize winning team of Herald Staff members for community service coverage of Hurricane Andrew and a finalist with Carl Juste for Haiti Election coverage 2006.
His experience, expertise and skills cover a wide gamut of photographic mastery which belies his quiet and reserved character. But, from our perspective, his most important affiliation is his membership in the New Way Photography Meetup. We are honored that C.W. has volunteered his time to address our group and share his extensive knowledge on the art of Photojournalism and hope that you will give him a rousing welcome at this meeting.
We hope to see you at this class.