Humans Connecting: Capturing a Stranger's Story (continuing ed workshop)
Apr
29
1:00 pm13:00

Humans Connecting: Capturing a Stranger's Story (continuing ed workshop)

  • Minneapolis Community & Technical College

We stay "connected" via our digital devices, yet sometimes the real world can feel like a very disconnected place. In this workshop, led by Stephanie Glaros, photographer/editor of Humans of Minneapolis, we will discuss the challenges and rewards of interacting with people you don't know in order to create genuine human connections. Each participant will have the opportunity to capture a stranger’s story using any media (photo, video, audio, text). The goal is to purposefully engage with someone you normally wouldn't.

First, we will discuss the challenges and rewards of stepping out of your comfort zone in order to interact with strangers. We will discuss best practices for approaching people we don’t know for portraits. Then we will venture outside (either alone or in pairs) to practice our new skills by photographing and interviewing at least one person we don’t know. Afterwards, we will regroup to share our experiences. Open to anyone 18 and up with an interest in photography (all levels welcome) and a desire to connect with others.

Discussion topics:

  • Why engaging with strangers matters
  • Legal/ethical issues of street photography
  • Choosing subjects and how to approach them
  • Dealing with rejection
  • Overcoming your fears

Objectives:

  • Document and share a stranger’s story
  • Build self-confidence
  • Engage with members of the community

Bring to class:

  • DSLR, point-and-shoot, or smartphone camera
  • Audio recording device or app (optional)
  • Weather-appropriate clothes and walking shoes
  • Backpack or other bag (optional, for water bottle, notebook, etc.)
  • Positive attitude and sense of adventure

Students are responsible for all technical aspects of their equipment, as this class does not include time for help with gear.

Artist Talk and Book Signing
Mar
9
7:00 pm19:00

Artist Talk and Book Signing

  • First Congregational Church of MN

Join us for an inspiring evening with photographer and educator Stephanie Glaros, author of Humans of Minneapolis! There will be an artist talk at 7 p.m., and a book signing and light refreshments afterwards.

Based on Stephanie's image-and-story driven blog of the same name (which currently has some 70,000 followers), the grassroots project introduces readers to dozens of ordinary citizens who live, work and play in downtown Minneapolis. Stephanie's vision -- recently featured in the Star Tribune, WCCO and MPR -- is to help create a more caring, empathetic commmunity by encouraging one-on-one interactions that bridge social divides and transcend stereotypes.

Sponsored by First Church's Racial Justice Team.

Morningside After Dark
Jan
30
7:30 pm19:30

Morningside After Dark

  • Edina Morningside Community Church

A free winter storytelling and live music series warming up the coldest months in Minnesota with 15 live performances woven together by a monthly theme.

FIRESIDE CHAT: Humans of Minneapolis
Dec
4
2:00 pm14:00

FIRESIDE CHAT: Humans of Minneapolis

  • Hennepin History Museum

An internet sensation coming to book form, Humans of Minneapolis combines portraits and stories of today's local residents. Learn more about this ongoing project-turned-book direct from photographer Stephanie Glaros. She'll give us the scoop on the pulse of Minneapolis today, an understanding drawn from photographing and interviewing hundreds of people on local streets. 

Included with museum admission.

Book launch party
Nov
17
6:00 pm18:00

Book launch party

  • Modist Brewing Company

Nothing formal, just a casual gathering of folks who love the people of this city. I like the idea of people who support this project coming together for beer and friendly conversation. Stranger-to-stranger talk strongly encouraged. Modist is only a block from the Target Field light rail station. Free.

The Humans of Minneapolis book a curated collection of the best stories and photographs from the popular Humans of Minneapolis blog. It contains personal accounts of joy, loss, transformation and community. Books will be available for purchase and/or signing.

Book Signing and Artist Talk
Nov
14
6:00 pm18:00

Book Signing and Artist Talk

  • Hennepin County Central Library

Come celebrate the official release of the Humans of Minneapolis book with author Stephanie Glaros! There will book a book signing from 6-7pm and an artist talk from 7-8pm. Light refreshments will be served.

The Humans of Minneapolis book a curated collection of the best stories and photographs from the popular Humans of Minneapolis blog. It contains personal accounts of joy, loss, transformation and community. Minneapolis artist and photographer Stephanie Glaros will describe her six-year project from blog to book. Books will be available for purchase.

Jul
9
1:00 pm13:00

Humans Connecting: Engage with a stranger by capturing their story

Downtown Minneapolis Workshop with Stephanie Glaros

We stay "connected" via our digital devices, yet sometimes the real world can feel like a very disconnected place. In this workshop, we will discuss the challenges and rewards of interacting with people you don't know in order to create genuine human connections. Each participant will have the opportunity to capture a stranger’s story using any media (photo, video, audio, text). The goal is to purposefully engage with someone you normally wouldn't.

WHO: Open to photographers and non-photographers 18+

WHY: Build self-confidence by getting out of your comfort zone

WHEN: July 9, 2016 10AM-1PM (weather-permitting)

WHERE: Minneapolis Central Library and surrounding area

WHAT: First, we will discuss the challenges and rewards of stepping out of your comfort zone in order to interact with strangers. We’ll talk about who to approach and how to approach them. Then, we will walk around the downtown area to try out your new skills. Afterwards, we will regroup to share our experiences.

YOU'LL NEED: 

  • Camera, smartphone, or other digital recording device (you must be comfortable using your equipment, as there will not be time for technical assistance)
  • Weather-appropriate clothes
  • Walking shoes
  • Positive attitude and sense of adventure!

COST: $50 (Payment due in full to reserve your spot)
 

Email humansofminneapolis@gmail.com to receive a link to the registration form. Space is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Jun
18
1:00 pm13:00

Humans Connecting: Engage with a stranger by capturing their story

Downtown Minneapolis Workshop with Stephanie Glaros

We stay "connected" via our digital devices, yet sometimes the real world can feel like a very disconnected place. In this workshop, we will discuss the challenges and rewards of interacting with people you don't know in order to create genuine human connections. Each participant will have the opportunity to capture a stranger’s story using any media (photo, video, audio, text). The goal is to purposefully engage with someone you normally wouldn't.

WHO: Open to photographers and non-photographers 18+ (limit 10 participants per date)

WHY: Build self-confidence by getting out of your comfort zone

WHEN: June 18, 2016 1-4PM (weather-permitting)

WHERE: Minneapolis Central Library and surrounding area

WHAT: First, we will discuss the challenges and rewards of stepping out of your comfort zone in order to interact with strangers. We’ll talk about who to approach and how to approach them. Then, we will walk around the downtown area to try out your new skills. Afterwards, we will regroup to share our experiences.

YOU'LL NEED: 

  • Camera, smartphone, or other digital recording device (you must be comfortable using your equipment, as there will not be time for technical assistance)
  • Weather-appropriate clothes
  • Walking shoes
  • Positive attitude and sense of adventure!

COST: $50 (Payment due in full to reserve your spot)
 

Email humansofminneapolis@gmail.com to receive a link to the registration form. Please indicate which date you are interested in (June 18th or July 9th). Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.