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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.


  • 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 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.