NYC Photo Popup Workshops


Rome Photography Workshop
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Join Rome Photography Workshop and Makro Press in  New York City to discover and improve your urban documentary photography.

Only in August 2017: 6 PopUp Workshops in and around New York City
Select the ones you prefer individually – or sign up for all. Click here to book your spot.

Join photographers Mauro Benedetti and Livio Mancini for a series of immersive visual experiences in the deepest urban cores of NYC. The theater of street life is exciting and unpredictable especially in this metropolis, and these renowned photographers will teach you to use New York City to capture urban documentary photography (aka street photography)  – in an unforgettable series. Take your photography to a new level this summer.

Whether you are a photographer, a tourist or you are simply looking for a deeper and unique experience of New York, our PopUp workshops will be your guide to make your personal visual diary of the City.


We will set up the best strategies to observe through the chaotic flow of the City, develop fast reactions to capture fleeting scenes and create your personal photographic stories in a way that is both compelling and respectful. You will learn technical skills; body language tips; ways of looking and post-production direction. 

These 6 Pop-Up workshops unfold in the areas of Manhattan and Brooklyn that we consider “visually charged”. As we walk through loosely-defined itineraries, we will surely pop-up in the places, corners, intersections where scenes continuously develop. Each of the Pop-Up workshops is built around a distinct theme or “character”, which will inspire participants when looking for captures to be arranged later as mini-stories – or as stand-alone images.

Dates and Themes

Join us for one, all or as many as you desire. Each workshop will contain new information, practice in different settings, lighting and styles. Feel free to practice experimenting – or perfect your personal style while working with two exceptional photographers.

 East Village / Lower East Side

Dumbo / Bushwick

 Coney Island

 Times Square


Suprise Location TBA

Who is this for ?

Hobbyists / amateurs / beginners : If you are just starting out in urban documentary photography, you will gain a solid foundation for this lifelong practice. Your camera will become an instrument for your vision as you learn how to use it well and quickly make decisions on settings.

Professionals / experienced photographers: Professionals will appreciate working with Benedetti and Mancini, both exhibited and practiced professionals who are constantly expanding their own knowledge through studies with masters, like Alex Webb. Camaraderie and an atmosphere of exchanging invaluable tips and resources will only benefit your work.

Students: Undergraduate and graduate students in art and photography are welcome to take this workshop. 

Mauro Benedetti


Livio Mancini

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Camera: Any digital camera

Lenses: Normal and wide angle

Tripod: Optional (not necessary)

Additional Info:

This is a walking tour.

Public transport not included.

Comfortable shoes are recommended.

Wallets and purses should be worn close to the body or inside clothing.

€90 per person / each popup workshop total for 1-2 people
€520 per person / all 6 popup workshops

+39 346-804-0444