Digital Photography SchoolWhat is PhotoUno?
PhotoUno is a NYC based digital photography school. It is a dream that was made possible through hard work and dedication. Patricia Burmicky, the head instructor at PhotoUno, began her photography career in Venezuela. However, life decided to transport her and Francisco (her husband) to New York City. It was time for a change and with the opportunity to continue her studies here; Patricia was more than happy to accept the challenge. But how did all of this lead to her teaching? Throughout her life Patricia found she had a knack for teaching. She was able to make things simple and fun for anyone to understand. It started with teaching her friend’s mother, then another, then a friend’s friend, until she realized that people really enjoy the simplicity and the enthusiasm in her way of teaching. With the support of her husband, PhotoUno Photography School came to be. Since then we are happy and proud to say that our photography school has expanded considerably. We can only hope to continue to grow with the help and support of our students.
What is our Mission?
Our mission is pretty simple …
We want to provide the hobbyist photographer with the best learning experience. We want to provide youwith the knowledge and skills needed to become the photographer you want to be.
Your next question should be … how is PhotoUno going to help ME become a digital photographer?
We are going to provide the best teachers to help you become the best photographer you can be. Our photography courses are designed to be easy and simple to understand, and with a low student to instructor ratio you receive the attention you deserve. That attention, as you will see, comes from our instructors who have gone through a PhotoUno training program in order to insure the consistency in all of our classes. With our spacious and comfortable classrooms, you will find it fun and easy to understand your photography course. There will be nothing you cannot accomplish at PhotoUno!!
What does PhotoUno have to offer?
Our photography school has everything to offer you!! We offer courses for all levels of photographers; whether you are holding a camera for the first time or are ready to learn professional techniques, PhotoUno is always here to help. We also offer workshops and seminars on many different photography subjects. And of course we give private classes, tailored to our student’s specific needs. No matter what you are looking for PhotoUno can help you.
Where will I be learning?
Our school is located on 46th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. We have beautiful ample space to get the hands on training you need with your camera. In order to insure that all of our students are getting the most out of their photography course we take no more than nine students per class. But don’t fret!! We offer more than enough sections to accommodate as many students as possible.
Who will be teaching me?
Our instructors come from many different renowned photography schools. However, they have all gathered here for one sole purpose…their love for photography. Even though they have more than enough knowledge, we provide additional training to insure you have a consistent, positive, and instructive experience at our school.
With this said COME AND MEET OUR STAFF!!!Our Instructors
Patricia was born in Caracas, Venezuela to a Venezuelan-Slovenian family. In 2003, she received a B.S. in industrial engineering from the Simon Bolivar University in Caracas. She also studied photography at the Roberto Mata School of Photography in Caracas. In 2008, Patricia moved to New York to study at the International Center of Photography, where she was awarded with a Directors' Fellowship and graduated in June 2010. Here photographs have been exhibited at the Andrea Meislin Gallery and A.I.R. Gallery in New York. Her photographs have been published in ICP's Shift 2010, Tal Cual (Venezuelan newspaper) and Town and Country (magazine) in the Philippines.
In 2011, she founded PhotoUno Photography School in Midtown Manhattan where she currently teaches. Patricia lives and works in New York with her husband Francisco and her dog named Pitta.
Paula Abreu Pita
PAULA ABREU PITA was born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1984. She began her photography studies at “Roberto Mata Taller de fotografía” in 2006. In 2009 she earned a Masters degree in Advertising and Fashion Photography in Madrid at the "Escuela de Artes y Espectáculos Tai". She had her first solo show "Peças da Madeira" in July 2010 and in 2011 her second show “Entre Águas de Portugal” in Caracas. In 2013 she earned her Master´s in Fine Arts at Pratt Institute, where she had her first solo show in NY, “Buena Vista 504”. Abreu Pita has exhibited in New York City at Photoville 2014, First Street Gallery, Rush Arts Gallery and The Greenpoint Gallery; in France her work was included at the “Exposure Awards” 2015, Louvre; in London she was part of the “Renaissance Photography Prize”, Getty Images Gallery; in Moscow her series “Hotel Monte Rosa” got Honorable Mention at the “Mifa Foto Awards”, Fotoloft Gallery; in Portugal she was a finalist at the Ei Awards 2015. Paula currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Jean Paul Gomez
Jean Paul Gomez grew up in Bogota, Colombia, where he studied visual arts at the National University of Colombia. After moving to the United States, he studied at the University of Central Florida, where he received a Bachelor in fine arts with emphasis on photography. He also holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the Pratt Institute of New York.
His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and art fairs including United Photo Industries, Governors Island Art Fair, ED. Varie Gallery, Fountain Art Fair NY, among others. He also has been accepted in various art residencies such as Santa Fe Art Institute, Arteles in Finland, and Campos de Gutierrez in Colombia.
Jacqueline was born in Long Island, NY where she began her studies in Photography receiving an Associates degree in digital photography from Briarcliffe College. She then continued on to the School Of Visual Arts where she received a BFA in Photography in 2012.
She works as an independently contracted Photographer & Retoucher focusing on portraits, editorial & eCommerce. Her client list includes MoMA, Saks & The Gap among others. Her personal work is based largely around found objects. When photographing she focuses on color theory, shape and perspective with the goal of creating interesting vignettes of this city as she walks the avenues.
Marika Robak was born in Harris, N.Y., in 1987. She received her M.F.A. in fine art from Pratt Institute in May 2013, and her B.A. in visual art, with a concentration in photography, from Fordham University in 2009. Her photography is created in the documentary style, sometimes with a conceptual slant. Intrigued by the power of storytelling, she often works in series, binding unique images into subtle, yet rich narratives. Marika currently lives and works in the New York City area.
Portuguese photographer Clara Pereira was born in Madeira Island, and is currently based in New York City.
She holds a One-Year Certificate in General Studies from the International Center of Photography (ICP), and a five year degree in design of communication/graphic arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (FBAUP).
After several years working as a graphic designer, she moved to New York, in 2009, to pursue her true passion: photography.
Clara's favorite subject is people and her photography falls into documentary, portrait, and music, although sometimes her attention shifts to spaces, usually used spaces where people left their mark.
She is the photographer and co-founder of JazzTrail.
Her work has been published and exhibited in Portugal, London and in New York. Is part of the Paul, Weiss Art Collection; published on Lens culture as editor's pick; IPA (international photography awards) Honorable mention; published in Vogue Portugal; Publico P3; Diario de Noticias-Madeira.
Giovana Schluter is a Brazilian portrait and documentary photographer. She studied at the International Center of Photography (ICP), holds a Bachelor degree in Journalism and also studied Social Sciences at the University of São Paulo. In her work, she is primarily concerned with the relationships between people and man-made landscape and how architecture and infrastructure silently express culture and ideology. Giovana has worked in stories related to land rights and urbanization in Brazil, the United States and Qatar. Her work has been featured in publications like TIME Lightbox, Vogue Italia and O Estado de S. Paulo.
Sophia Guida is a photojournalist and documentary photographer currently based in New York City.
She is drawn to human stories of resilience and connection in the face of social and human rights issues. For the past two years she has been covering gender-based violence in New York City. Through intimate portraiture and documentary-style imagery, she invites viewers into these stories so they can experience the nuance and human impact beyond the headlines and statistics.
Sophia is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College, studying political science and Arabic, and later the International Center of Photography, where she received the George and Diane Moss Scholarship. Before finding her way to photojournalism, she worked as an English teacher in Somaliland and later as a newspaper reporter in Peru. Her photography has been recognized by Buzzfeed News, Teen Vogue, PDN, and Too Young to Wed. She was also a deeply appreciative participant in the Eddie Adams Workshop (XXVIII), and was a finalist for the Emerging Lens Mentorship through Arts Works Projects in 2015.
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