Been Here: Photography Workshop w/ Artist Charles Lee

Join the ICA San José in celebrating Juneteenth with a photography workshop with artist Charles Lee! Be a part of San José’s 41st Annual Juneteenth in the Streets festival full of art and live music presented by the African American Community Service Agency (AACSA).

Sign up to take a street photography workshop taking photographs of the Juneteenth festival, learning composition, approaching a photo subject, and a brief history on Black photographers.

Participants can bring a film or DSLR camera, download an app to take photographs, or borrow a disposable camera to explore photography and rejoice in the San José community. 

We will have two workshop time slots: at 1pm and 2:30pm.
RSVP below to join! These events are FREE and open to the public.

About Charles Lee: 

Charles Lee (b. 1983, Honolulu) is an MFA Candidate at CCA in San Francisco. Lee’s work subverts the narrative that Black culture is a monolith by creating authentic narratives that address issues of reclamation, identity, family, class, authorship, othering; highlighting the existence of subcultures within the Black American diaspora. His work demystifies the act of being Black, showing the nuance of contemporary Black life. Lee is a recipient of Pabst Blue Ribbon’s Open Door Grant 2021 and has exhibited nationally and internationally and published in Oxford University Press.


Institute of Contemporary Art San José
560 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95113