On Broadways


On location in New York City
led by Richard Renaldi and Eirik Johnson
July 9 – 15, 2024
$2,100 (Tuition Only + Not Eligible for Discount Offers)
Enrollment limited to 12 participants


Broadway is the most famous street in America and particularly New York City. The word itself evokes the speed and density of city life, speaks of centuries of history, and in a single stroke describes the creative and commercial animus of generations of New Yorkers. The term ‘Broadway’ can represent the whole of New York City, but Broadway is not just a single street in Manhattan. Every borough has its own Broadway, and each Broadway has its topography and demographics—the placid suburban lawns and Dutch colonial homes of Broadway in Staten Island; the shadow and rumble of the elevated train tracks over Broadway in Brooklyn; the car lots and arepa places of Broadway in Queens; the discount stores and beauty salons of Broadway in the Bronx.

On Broadways will consist of five days of photographing during which students will engage with the socio-cultural diversity and multiple realities of each of the city’s Broadways. We will create an exciting new photographic map of a city shaped more than any other by its very diverse communities and the various histories that brought them here, this means engaging with and photographing strangers as well as visiting cultural institutions and organizations. The workshop will provide a wonderful experience to learn about the different realities coexisting in New York City and how history intersects with and engages the present. 

Students are encouraged to work within any format: portraiture, architecture, landscape, still life, abstract—anything photographic. They will experience and gain insight into the documentation of a place and will work individually, one on one with Eirik Johnson and Richard Renaldi, and as a group on a specific theme. The photographs produced will be as diverse as the people and communities we get to know throughout the workshop.

The final in-person session will be dedicated to editing and sequencing a printed publication featuring the students’ work. We’ll work with a designer to create a collaborative zine. Later, once the publication has been printed and all participants have received their copy, the group will reconvene with Eirik and Richard over Zoom to discuss the printed work.

Suggested Accommodations

The Jane Hotel

Soho 54 hotel 

The Hotel Chelsea

Moxy NYC. East Village

AirBnB or VRBO 


  • Application is Open – only a few spots left!
  • Applicants are asked to submit:
    • 10 jpegs (72dpi, 1080pi – no larger than 1MB each) of work that best represents your practice as a photographer.
    • Statement addressing why you’d like to participate in the On Broadways workshop, your previous experience with photography, and your current area(s) of photographic interest.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis, pending available space in the workshop.
  • Workshop tuition is due upon acceptance; tuition rate is for tuition only, any expenses related to travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the participant.
  • One scholarship space is available for the workshop (tuition only); if you are seeking scholarship support for this workshop please indicate as such in the statement section of the application. The scholarship is for workshop tuition only; any expenses related to travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the participant.


Contact us at pcnw@pcnw.org


  • Itinerary is subject to change and will include a cultural/educational component per borough day.
  • Each photo outing will include optional one on one shooting with Richard/Eirik.


Tuesday, July 9  

  • Arrivals
  • Group Dinner


Wednesday, July 10

  • 9:30-11:30 AM: at Benrubi Gallery in Chelsea: Meeting to establish goals for the day.
  • Afternoon/Early Evening: Photograph in Queens, beginning with Richard/Eirik shooting, students observing.
  • Group dinner in Queens.


Thursday, July 11

  • 9:30-11:30 AM: Classroom session at Benrubi Gallery, (show edits 5-10 best).
  • Afternoon/Evening: Photograph Manhattan
  • Evening: Individual downtime


Friday, July 12

  • 9:30-11:30 AM: Classroom session, (show edits 5-10 best).
  • Afternoon: Photograph Bronx (shorter program).
  • Evening downtime.


Saturday, July 13

  • 9:30-11:30 AM Classroom session, (show edits 5-10 best).
  • Afternoon/Evening: Photograph Brooklyn.
  • Group dinner.


Sunday, July 14

  • 9:30-11:30 AM Classroom session, (show edits 5-10 best).
  • Photograph Staten Island (ferry, church & museum tour with Paul Moakley).
  • Late Afternoon/Evening downtime.


Monday, July 15

  • 9:30-4:30 Classroom day at Benrubi Gallery.
  • Editing/Sequencing photo zine with designer Andrew Sloat.
  • Final Presentation and celebration.


Tuesday, July 16





Richard Renaldi was born in Chicago in 1968. He received a BFA in photography from New York University in 1990. After college, Renaldi worked as a researcher and editor at Magnum Photos and Impact Visuals. During this period he began the first of many long term projects, including a series of 8×10 view camera street portraits on Madison Avenue in New York City. In the first major showing of his photographs, the Madison Avenue portraits were included in STRANGERS: The First ICP Triennial of Photography and Video at the International Center of Photography in 2003.

In 2008, Renaldi started Charles Lane Press, a publishing company dedicated to bringing the work of lesser known and emerging photographers—or overlooked projects—into print. In its first three years, Charles Lane Press published four books, including his second monograph, Fall River Boys. Renaldi served as editor on Outerland, by Allison Davies, and Interior Relations, by Ian van Coller. Charles Lane Press has commissioned essays by novelists, journalists, and poets, including Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Michael Cunningham, New Yorker correspondent and MacArthur Fellow Peter Hessler, and South African novelist Sindiwe Magona.

Five monographs of his work have been published, including Richard Renaldi: Figure and Ground (Aperture, 2006); Fall River Boys (Charles Lane Press, 2009); Touching Strangers (Aperture, 2014); Manhattan Sunday (Aperture, 2016); I Want Your Love (Super Labo, 2018).

Since 2004, he has been involved with Visual AIDS as an active member, fundraiser, and supporter of the organization. In 2011, he received the Bill Olander Award, honoring his commitment to art activism, AIDS advocacy, HIV prevention, education, and support of other artists with HIV/AIDS.

Renaldi was the 2015 recipient of a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Most recently, he served as the Henry Wolf Chair in Photography at The Cooper Union in New York City. Previously, in the spring of 2018, he was the Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. He is represented by Benrubi Gallery in New York and Robert Morat Galerie in Berlin.


Photographic artist Eirik Johnson (b. 1974, Seattle) makes conceptually-grounded work examining the intersections of contemporary environmental, social, and cultural issues both in America and abroad.  Employing various modes of presentation from photobooks to experiential photo and sound-based installation, Johnson’s photographic projects explore the marks and connections formed in the friction of this complicated relationship. Johnson received his BFA and BA from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA in 1997 and his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2003.  He has exhibited his work at institutions including the Aperture Foundation, NY, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston MA, and the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY.  Johnson is the recipient of awards including the Santa Fe Prize, the Neddy Award, an Art Matters Grant, and a Fulbright Fellowship. 

Johnson has published monographs including BORDERLANDS (Twin Palms, 2005), Sawdust Mountain (Aperture, 2009), PINE (Minor Matters Books, 2018), Barrow Cabins (Ice Fog Press, 2019) and Road to Nowhere (self-published, 2021). His work is in the permanent collections of institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the International Center of Photography, NY, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.  

Eirik Johnson is represented by Koplin del Rio Gallery in Seattle. He is a member of the photographic cooperative Cake Collective and serves as Programs Chair at the Photographic Center Northwest.