As the popular saying goes, "The best camera in the world is the one that's with you." In this hands-on workshop taught by ICP faculty and LES native Destiny Mata, learn how to elevate your photos from casual snapshots to frame-worthy personal images using only an iPhone. Topics include: highlighting your subject, framing and composition, using light and shadow to create mood and depth, as well as photo editing apps. After learning iPhone tips and tricks, students will go on an LES local business photo scavenger hunt to explore and document this vibrant and diverse neighborhood. This event is a part of LES History Month at ICP.

Please RSVP for this event via the "Get Tickets" button. The workshop will start in ICP's lobby area.

Destiny Mata is a Mexican American photographer and filmmaker based in her native New York City as she focuses on issues of subculture and community. After studying photojournalism at LaGuardia Community College and San Antonio College, she spent 2 years as Director of Photography Programs at the Lower East Side Girls Club and has had work published and featured in Teen Vogue, Vice’s Noisey, Vibe, The Source, and Mass Appeal. Mata has recently exhibited La Vida En Loisaida: Life on the Lower East Side at Photoville Festival 2020. She has taken part in the group exhibition #ICPConcerned: Global Images for Global Crisis at the International Center of Photography 2020, Mexic-Arte Museum's Young Latino Artists 21: Amexican@ in 2016 and in 2014 she exhibited photographs of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy at the Museum of New York City in Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy.

Image by Destiny Mata