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Somewhere Foreign Please 2021 France, Italy

I have spent nearly every summer since 1983 in Europe with workshops. I started assisting in Provence with MPW and went on to conduct my own workshops annually, visiting in their homes artists Jean-Pierre Sudre, Lucien Clergue and Denis Brihat. I had figure models in the Marquis de Sade Chateau and picnics in landscapes to make you weep for their beauty that aroused all the senses. From bullfights to wild horses and floating the canals of Burgundy, we did it all.

In 1992 I was a founding member of the Toscana Photographic Workshops which evolved into my own workshops in Tuscany, Umbria, Sicily and Puglia. The food, the wine, the people, always a gift. My heart is in both these countries and I will return somewhere in 2021 if at all possible. Please consider joining me.

So many of you have traveled with me all these years through my personal workshops or with the schools I teach for and National Geographic Expeditions. You know the location workshops are special. Sadly, details can't be supplied just yet in these uncertain times, but get on the list. I know we will travel again. We are all dreaming. Please consider reserving your spot now with a $1000 deposit to hold your space and help fund the upcoming book Workshop Stories: changed through photography.

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