Levi’s recognizes that photography is absolutely a core component of a new era of creativity. Here’s proof: check out their newest project, The Levi’s Photo Workshop. It’s a community photography collaboration venue located in central Manhattan (18 Wooster St. btwn Canal and Grand). Think free studio space, free camera rentals (even vintage), and a collaborative workspace. Levi’s Joshua Katz says this project is…
“…a way for Levi’s to offer a unique experience based around creativity and learning. Levi’s wanted to celebrate the pioneering creative spirit of artists and craftspeople in a way that would also hopefully turn others on to a new craft. As one of the original American work wear brands…Levi’s has a long standing connection to craftspeople and the workshops reflect a 21st century take on American craft.”
Photos of the space, link to locations after the jump. Hit ‘continue reading’ below:
Pay them a visit next time you’re in the hood:
Levi’s Photo Workshop
18 Wooster St
btw Canal St and Grand St
New York, NY
What a great idea! It gives many beginning photographers the opportunity to get familiar with different equipment. I am surprised, Nathan, that there weren’t many people there…
I was surprised to stop by and find that there were only a handful of people in there mid-day and nobody was shooting. Either word hasn’t gotten out, or not that many locals are taking advantage for some reason. I’ve got my own studio, so that aspect isn’t really a big deal for me but I’d like to take that Leica for a test drive. Might have to go back and set that up!
This is so awesome it’s beyond words. A creative space for creative people.
Is that heaven? I’ll be in NYC next month can’t wait to check it out.
WOW! Holy smokes, what a brilliant idea, and yes we need one in DC TOO!
I am gonna have to get myself up to NYC a lot sooner than I had planned.
Way to go Levi!