RUMBO is a workshop and community for photographers and artists everywhere. It means creating a safe place to grow and practice, learning to be inspired to create our work, our feel as artists.
We believe in the power of diversity, the human experience and the importance of having someone who can accompany you to make your work grow.
If your goal is to grow your craft, connect with other creatives, and see the world from another perspective, you’ve found the right community.
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In the heart of New York City in Chinatown, Manhattan. Make yourself at home at the 50 Bowery Hotel - a calm and quiet space for us to disconnect and unplug from the energy of the big city. Chinatown is one of the most historic and bustling districts in New York with hundreds of restaurants, traditional markets, bakeries, tea houses and cafes. You will be right next to Little Italy and a stone’s throw from so many popular neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan - Chelsea, the Village, SOHO to name a few.
November 19-21, 2021. The workshop starts Friday afternoon and ends Sunday evening. We are planning a weekend full of learning and connection.
A 360 degree look at the business of art, the creative process and how to make room for yourself to grow. We have asked our speakers to share with you the story of how they “got there” and to detail how they go about producing ground breaking work- from vision to execution. Each day you get access to a new speaker via a class about theory; an in-person shoot and a class on post-production techniques and how to position your art to your audience.
You will stay at the 50 Bowery Hotel located in Chinatown, Manhattan, NYC. It’s a favorite location in the city with so much to offer. Head out and discover uptown or walk across the bridge to Brooklyn -- soak up the energy and get inspired. Hotel services are available to you 24/7 for convenience and peace of mind.
The full ticket is USD XXXXX. Three days and two nights of the workshop, presentations from speakers and shoots to practice what you’ve learned. Accommodations at the hotel and breakfast are included in the ticket. You’ll get access to dozens of creatives, speakers and RUMBO partners and take home with you a whole new world of ideas and connections for years to come
You can get to pretty much anywhere in New York City from the workshop location. Central Park, and Times Square are a quick subway ride away. Within walking distance is Little Italy and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Pack for the weather in New York City in November because it can get a bit chilly. Warm gear and a good pair of walking shoes should work well. Bring your camera, laptop for portfolio/website reviews, something to take notes and whatever makes you feel at home when you travel.
RUMBO is intimately connected to the Hispanic language community. For this and many other reasons, RUMBO Workshop will facilitate English/Spanish translation.
If you’re coming from out of town, you can fly into three different airports - Newark (EWR), John F. Kennedy (JFK), and La Guardia (LGA). From the airport you can take a taxi, or use the subway to get to the hotel and workshop location. From both airports, a bus transfers to the E train and connects to the B and D line to get to the workshop. The N, Q, R, W, B, D and 6 are the closest to the hotel.
New York City is the perfect city to explore - it’s always changing and has a lot to offer. The city is accessible via Uber and public transportation and by foot. Credit cards are widely accepted although having some cash on hand with you for street food is a good idea. If you like street and architectural photography, New York City has some of the best sights and sounds - you can even take a ferry or helicopter tour to see the city from afar. Best tip is to walk around and take it slow and enjoy the pace of New York’s diverse neighborhoods.
We will be following all local measures to provide for the safety of everyone at the workshop. Hosting RUMBO at Hotel 50 Bowery is one way to provide you with a learning experience that is safe and meets local guidelines. For all our safety and peace of mind, we kindly require that all students submit a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination prior to the workshop. New York City has mandated proof of vaccination for many indoor activities such as restaurants. You can easily prove your vaccination status with the Excelsior App, the NYC Covid Safe App or your paper vaccination card.
Make sure that your passport and documents are up to date, as well as your ESTA profile. Depending on where you are flying in from, there may be additional requirements due to COVID, so please be sure to check those in advance. Please bring proof of vaccination such as your vaccination card or use the NYC Covid Safe App. If you plan to exchange money, there are many convenient exchanges throughout NYC and in Chinatown.
How do you get in touch if you have questions?
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