About The Julia Dean Photo Workshops (JDPW)
A practical education school of photography, JDPW is devoted to advancing the skills and increasing the personal enrichment of photographers of all experience levels and ages. This mission is fulfilled by offering nearly 170 workshops per year, programming a variety of community events, supporting artists through group and one-person gallery exhibits, and by producing two annual contests. In addition, JDPW offers workshops with and provides access to some of the most well-known and respected photographers in the world, including: Greg Gorman, Duane Michals, Mary Ellen Mark, Sam Abell, Douglas Kirkland, David Alan Harvey, Keith Carter, Phil Borges, Bruce Davidson, John Paul Caponigro, Alex Webb and Joyce Tenneson, among others.
Since 1999, JDPW, the West Coast’s largest non-degree based school of photography, has offered a broad range of coursework, with classes ranging from photojournalism and fine art photography to studio photography and portraiture. Certificate Programs are available for a comprehensive course of study, in addition to an intense, one-year “Full-Time” Scholarship Program, where students may elect to take an unlimited amount of workshops for one year.
For those looking to become more involved with the photographic community, JDPW provides Monthly or Yearly Membership packages. Members are granted free access to all events, exhibits and speaking engagements produced by JDPW, including notable appearances by world-renowned photographers. Members also receive 50% off all rental rates including gallery rental, studio rental, event rental, digital darkroom rental, and traditional darkroom rental. Each year, members will also receive a $50 JDPW gift certificate, one free A&I book, and one free custom print. Finally, members receive a 50% discount off all JDPW contest entry fees including the prestigious Berenice Abbott Prize.