18 March: Leading a street photography workshop in Suzhou

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Exciting news on my end!

I’ll be speaking for the second time at the Suzhou Bookworm International Literary Festival about street photography in China. But this time, after the talk, I’ll be joining participating photogs in the streets to put theories into practice and conclude with some photo-editing and post-shoot discussion.

It’s a bit jam-packed for an afternoon but I think it’ll be wicked fun and useful to any aspiring photographer seeking to define a more personal style in photography and presenting one’s work. Suzhou is only a short train ride (less than half hour) from Shanghai, and the Suzhou Bookworm has an excellent lineup of authors speaking. I hope to see you there!

Street photography in China: A workshop with Sue Anne Tay

Date: 18th March 13:00

Location: Suzhou Bookworm, Gunxiufang 77, Shiquan Road Suzhou (苏州 十全街 滚绣坊 77) Map

Update: Tickets are RMB50 per session (includes complimentary beverage) and can be acquired at Suzhou Bookworm. Or call them at +0312 3269 8547 for alternative ticket arrangements.

For the first time ever, Sue Anne Tay of the popular photo blog Shanghai Street Stories will be conducting a street photography workshop right here in Suzhou. In one afternoon, Sue Anne will discuss the allure of street photography as a way to experience China and share her approach to shooting in Shanghai’s streets. Later, she will lead participants on a shooting jaunt in the busy streets of Suzhou and wrap up the workshop with an informal post-shoot discussion session back at The Bookworm Suzhou.

Workshop Agenda:

– A 1.5 hour talk + Q&A on street photography in China at the Suzhou Bookworm

– A 1 hour photoshoot around the Bookworm

– A 1 hour post-shoot discussion (For participants who are joining the shooting jaunt, they need: digital camera (DSLR, point and shoot, Iphone etc.) and a laptop with accompanying photo-editing software)



  • Reply February 20, 2012


    Is it free ? Do we need to sign up or just show up ?

    • Reply February 20, 2012

      Sue Anne

      Hi Damien. I’ve updated the post with ticket details, thanks for your question! Tickets are RMB50, please call Suzhou Bookworm at +0312 3269 8547 to reserve a ticket. Perhaps some of the Flickr folks want to take a short roadtrip? You guys can help with the photo walk!

  • Reply March 3, 2012

    Tan Tien Yun

    Hey Sueanne!

    That looks like a really exciting workshop…I’m back in singapore now so I’m kind of stuck..but let me know if you need anything to ship over there that would be of help!

    As for the rest, this is one of the best street photographers I know, and the tickets are definately worth it. See her for yourself!

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