Inspired by a common passion for New York City and its people, photography teacher Stephanie de Rouge and Untapped Cities have teamed up to create “One Place One Face”, a one-of-a-kind photography workshop experience! In this workshop, we will take you on a cultural walking tour with a certified guide in an iconic New York City location (The Place), as well as teach you the secrets of portraiture using as a model the anonymous yet super-star New Yorker behind this NYC landmark (The Face). The next class in the series will take place on January 18th, 2019 and feature a tour of art in the underground subway system and the portrait subject will be artist Mary Miss, the creator of “Framing Union Square.”

Part of the site specific art installation “Framing Union Square” by Mary Miss

One Place, One Face NYC Photo Workshop

THE PLACE: This experience will start with a subject-specific 30 minute photo lecture with Stéphanie de Rouge. We will then take you on a 2 hour tour of one of the world’s largest public art galleries: the New York City subway system. Led by underground art experts Justin Rivers and Aaron Asis, you will discover works of art from Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Godard, Tom Otterness and Mary Miss just to name a few. Photographer Stephanie de Rouge will add to the tour by discreetly guiding you into live portrait making.

THE FACE: After the tour, you will have the privilege to meet with Mary Miss, the artist behind the 14th St. Union Square station art installation, and photograph her. Mary is a world-renowned American sculptor, considered to be a pioneer of site specific art, and her work has been shown in the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA P.S. 1, Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, and the Tate Gallery in London.


  • Date: Friday, January 18th, 2019 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Price: $390
  • Schedule
    • 1 PM: Students meet Stephanie de Rouge for a 30 minute class on portrait photography where they will learn her signature three secrets of making a great portrait in less than 5 minutes, as well as specific techniques for the two types of portraits they will take: “Live Portraits” and “Posed Portraits”.
    • 1:30 PM: The underground art tour starts inside the XX subway station. Students start the “Portraits on the Move” portion of the class by photographing Aaron and Justin using the portrait techniques taught by Stephanie, while discovering and learning about the art inside the NYC subway.
    • 2:15 PM: The class meets Mary Miss inside the Union Square subway station where she will talk about her art installation.
    • 2:45 PM: Under Stephanie’s lead, each student will get individual time with Mary to photograph her one-on-one for the “Posed Portrait” portion of the workshop.
    • 3:45 PM: Students debrief with Stephanie in a group setting
    • 4 PM: End of the photo workshop
  • What to know:  Wear comfortable shoes, bring your own camera

One Place, One Face NYC Photo Workshop

Optional Critique Session

For those of you who want to extend the experience, a critique and editing session of the photos you took during this workshop is available upon registration on Friday January 25th from 9am to 12pm. Stephanie de Rouge will review your images, give you a constructive critique, and share tips tailored to your work. If time allows Stephanie will introduce you to the art of storytelling.

6 spots available, $60 per participant. (Option available at checkout)


Stephanie is a French photographer and art project manager based in New York. She is faculty at The International Center of Photography where she teaches portraiture, long term photography project and book making. She also proposes one-of-a-kind photography trips, critique, editing and sequencing session and creates and manages activist projects. As a photographer, she contributes to magazines in Europe and the US as portrait and travel photographer. Her work was exhibited in Europe and America and she received several awards both in France and Canada. Stephanie’s work has been featured in The New York Times Newspaper, The Guardian, Le Monde Magazine, Images Magazine, ELLE, Le Journal de La Photographie, View Magazine, Io Donna, Zoom magazine, Esquire… Some of her images are syndicated by Redux Agency in New York, and Interlinks Images in Paris. Charron gallery in Paris represents some of her artistic projects. Her clients include: The New York Times Newspaper, Havas, Edible Manhattan, Nestlé, The William Vale, Libération, Sephora, Le Point, Quinn NY, OBA, The Good Life, Storey Publishing, Popular Mechanics among others.

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