WORKSHOP
"Photographing People & Life,"
Oaxaca, Mexico

MARCH 8-14, 2019 Photographing people and life requires a certain amount of intention and letting go. Oaxaca, Mexico is one of the most ideal settings for experiencing that satisfying and edifying equilibrium. After a successful workshop in 2018, SEEK Workshops and Amy team up to provide another opportunity in 2019 to deepen your experience of photographing real life. To learn more details, please click here.


GUEST LECTURE
School of Visual Arts
NYC

NOVEMBER 7, 2018 Amy presents her work to students in the "Artist Lecture Series," taught by Michael Foley.


ARTIST TALK
The New School
NYC

OCTOBER 18, 2018 Amy speaks to students in "Picturing Our World: International Photojournalism and Visual Representation," a course led by photojournalist Glenna Gordon at The New School in New York City.


WORKSHOP
"Environmental Portraiture on the Street: Intention and Improvisation,"
School of the International Center of Photography,
NYC

OCTOBER 6 & 7, 2018, 10am-5pm Amy teaches a weekend workshop to full-time students in the Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism program at the International Center of Photography.


TALK
"Photographing Strangers on the Street: Candid & Posed,"
Adorama Store
NYC

SEPTEMBER 6, 2018, 5pm If you’re compelled to take people’s portraits on the street, but you don’t know how to go about it, or it intimidates you, or you just want to deepen your experience taking pictures of strangers, come to this event. Brooklyn-based street portrait photographer Amy Touchette discusses the various methodologies used by street photographers throughout the history of photography, practical aspects of photographing strangers, and the psychology behind getting the portrait you envision, including how and why to embrace fear, the role the mind-body connection plays, how to gain strangers’ trust (quickly), and how to recover when things take a turn for the worst.

Adorama camera store is located at 42 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011.


WORKSHOP
"Framing New Yorkers,"
NYC

AUGUST 3-12, 2018 This workshop focuses on psychological and practical methodologies participants can use to photograph real life, on the street, that speak to them personally. It covers strategies for harnessing the role that chance plays in street photography and using the power of the law of attraction and cause-and-effect to increase the probability of making compelling pictures.


ARTIST TALK
"Picturing People:
Aesthetics and Narrative,"
Provincetown, MA

JULY 20, 2018, 10am Amy speaks to students in "Picturing People: Aesthetics and Narrative," a workshop led by photographer Amy Arbus at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.


TALK
"Photographing Strangers on the Street: Candid & Posed,"
Adorama Store


NYC

MAY 23, 2018, 5pm If you’re compelled to take people’s portraits on the street, but you don’t know how to go about it, or it intimidates you, or you just want to deepen your experience taking pictures of strangers, come to this event. Brooklyn-based street portrait photographer Amy Touchette discusses the various methodologies used by street photographers throughout the history of photography, practical aspects of photographing strangers, and the psychology behind getting the portrait you envision, including how and why to embrace fear, the role the mind-body connection plays, how to gain strangers’ trust (quickly), and how to recover when things take a turn for the worst.

Adorama camera store is located at 42 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011.


GUEST
B&H Photography Podcast

April 27, 2018 Amy and photographer Ruddy Roye discuss their experiences and thoughts about making portraits on the street on the B&H Photography Podcast, "Intention and Interaction in Street Portraiture."


GUEST
The Photo Brigade Podcast

APRIL 20, 2018, 10am Join Robert Caplin from The Photo Brigade and Amy for a podcast at Adorama's Event Space in NYC. They'll talk about Amy's career, projects, and much more. Join them in person or watch their discussion online via The Photo Brigade's Facebook Live.


WORKSHOP
"Photographing People & Life,"
Oaxaca, Mexico

MARCH 11-16, 2018 Learn how to make photographs of people and the setting of Oaxaca, Mexico, with New York City street photographer Amy Touchette. There is no place on earth like Oaxaca. With its rich blend of 16 indigenous cultures, Spanish Colonial architecture, beautiful light, and the patina of time, it is a photographer's dream location.


GUEST LECTURE & WORKSHOP
California Polytechnic State University,
San Luis Obispo, CA

FEBRUARY 22-23, 2018 Amy speaks to students in courses taught by Sky Bergman and Lana Caplan and offers a workshop in street photography for all students. She will also be giving an artist talk on opening night of her exhibition The Young Series, which takes place in the University Art Gallery February 22-March 16, 2018.


TALK
"Photographing Strangers on the Street: Candid & Posed,"
Adorama Store
NYC

FEBRUARY 13, 2018, 5-7pm If you’re compelled to take people’s portraits on the street, but you don’t know how to go about it, or it intimidates you, or you just want to deepen your experience taking pictures of strangers, come to this event. Amy will discuss the various methodologies used by street photographers throughout the history of photography, practical aspects of photographing strangers (model releases, equipment, technical considerations, etc.), and the psychology behind getting the portrait you envision, including how and why to embrace fear, the role the mind-body connection plays, how to gain strangers’ trust (quickly), what to do when things take a turn for the worst, and how making street portraiture gets you in the habit of rising to challenges in healthy, honest, and productive ways.

Adorama camera store is located at 42 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011.


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GUEST LECTURE
School of Visual Arts
NYC

OCTOBER 25, 2017 Amy presents her work to students in the "Artist Lecture Series," taught by Michael Foley.


OCTOBER 22, 2017, 2pm Photographer Jennifer McClure moderates a panel discussion with Annie Tritt, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Victoria Will, and Amy Touchette at Adorama about the inspiration behind street, editorial, documentary, and fine art portraiture.


GUEST LECTURE
Color Camera Club of
Westchester, NY

MARCH 6, 2017, 8pm Amy speaks about making street photography with CCCW students


GUEST LECTURE
UCLA Extension
Los Angeles, CA

MARCH 4, 2017, 11am PST Amy speaks via Skype about overcoming barriers in street photography with UCLA students.


GUEST
B&H Photography Podcast

AUGUST 11, 2016 Amy and Gus Powell talk about the role of chance in street photography in this B&H Photography podcast episode, "Collaborating with Chance and the Essence of Street Photography," hosted by Allan Weitz and John Harris.


GUEST LECTURE
School of the International Center of Photography
NYC

AUGUST 5, 2016, 10:30am Amy talks to students in "Stories in the Social Landscape," taught by Karen Marshall.



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PORTFOLIO REVIEWER
ASMPNY Student
Portfolio Review

NYC

APRIL 29, 2016, 6-9pm Amy reviews student portfolios at ASMP New York's Student Portfolio Review event.


GUEST LECTURE
The City College of New York
NYC

FEBRUARY 19, 2016, 12pm Amy speaks presents her work to students in "Photographing New York City," taught by Justine Reyes.


GUEST LECTURE
School of Visual Arts
NYC

NOVEMBER 11, 2015, 6pm Amy presents her work to students in the "Artist Lecture Series," taught by Michael Foley.


GUEST
The LPV Show Podcast
NYC

MAY 29, 2015 In episode 2.24, host Bryan Formhals interviews Amy and Jennifer McClure. The LPV Show is a podcast about photography and photobooks. "LPV" was inspired by the quote "the spirit of la pure vida, or the love of life for its own sake..." by Garrison Keillor.


GUEST LECTURE
School of the International Center of Photography
NYC

MARCH 20, 2014, 6:30pm Amy presents her work to students in the personal vision course "Creating Photographs, Telling Stories," taught by Karen Marshall.


GUEST LECTURE
School of Visual Arts
NYC

JANUARY 24, 2014, 12pm Amy presents her work to students in the "Artist Lecture Series," taught by Michael Foley.


GUEST
JOY 94.9 Radio Station
Australia

NOVEMBER 14, 2013 Colin Armstrong interviews Amy Touchette and The World Famous *BOB* about Shoot the Arrow on the program "Aesthetica."


GUEST LECTURE
School of Visual Arts
NYC

FEBRUARY 15, 2013, 12pm Amy presents her work to students in the "Artist Lecture Series," taught by Michael Foley.


GUEST LECTURE
School of the International Center of Photography
NYC

NOVEMBER 26, 2012, 6:30pm Amy presents her work to students in the personal vision course "From Intent to Edit: Developing a Relationship with Your Work," taught by Karen Marshall.


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GUEST
The New York
PhotoGroup Salon
NYC

SEPTEMBER 19, 2012, 6:30pm Amy presents her work to The New York PhotoGoup Salon, along with two founders of the group, Jay Maisel and Bill Westheimer, and Lois Bielefeld, held in the SoHo Photo Gallery.


GUEST LECTURE
School of Visual Arts
NYC

APRIL 13, 2012, 12pm Amy presents her work to students in the "Artist Lecture Series," taught by Michael Foley.


GUEST LECTURE
Photo Workshop New York
NYC

MAY 26, 2011 Amy talks to students in "The Personal Documentary" workshop taught by Erica McDonald and Andrew Sullivan, 12:30 pm in Williamsburg, Brooklyn


GUEST LECTURE
School of Visual Arts
NYC

MARCH 4, 2011, 12pm Amy presents her work to students in the "Artist Lecture Series," taught by Michael Foley.


TALK
"Looking at the Unique to Find the Universal,"
B&H Super Store
NYC

FEBRUARY 27, 2011, 1-3pm Amy presents her work to discuss how photographing the unique reveals universal aspects of humanity, and shares her experiences being among strangers, gaining their trust, approaching them for a portrait, and embracing the unfolding interaction in order to make a meaningful portrait. Topics also include practical aspects of being an artist, challenges she's confronted while photographing, finding inspiration, and how being a photographer—in all stages, whether making photographs, selecting photographs, or presenting a body of work—can deeply affect one’s relationship with the world.