About the Teaching Artist

Sofie Hecht is a photographer and documentary storyteller working in both analog and digital formats based in Albuquerque but originally from Brooklyn, NY. She uses visual arts to be an active participant in community spaces, particularly within her own queer circles. She is inspired by soft light on Sundays, walks in the bosque, the relationship between bodies and the land, her chosen family in Albuquerque, and art’s healing capabilities.


Class Description

Starting with what students find interesting, compelling, and personally moving, we will use photography to tell important stories. Students will choose a topic or concept they want to research and document for the course of the class that will culminate in a final project. These can be collections of images with text, a proposed layout for a book, a website, or a few printed images. We will spend time during class learning basic photography skills and storytelling techniques, reviewing work from established documentary artists, finding ways to communicate narratives visually, and editing pictures. Students will learn to edit their work to make their messages concise and effective, find their personal voice through photography, and gain group critique skills by reviewing peer work. This class encourages students to use their own interests and communities as the basis for their art. Students will start with simple ideas that can be communicated in a short span of time and gain skills that can be translated into many different storytelling mediums for long term projects.


This class will be held indoors on our campus near downtown Albuquerque. 1114 7th St NW 87102


Class is scheduled for Monday evenings from 6pm-8pm for six weeks.

First day of class: Monday March 27th

Lat day of class: Monday May 1st


This class is appropriate for ages 18 and up

What to Bring

Your preferred medium for photography. Please note: this workshop does not include access to or training in darkroom photo development.


    How Much

    Registration – Subsidized Registration – Regular  Registration – Community Support
    $85 $110 $135


    Covid Policies

    • If you are feeling ill do not come to this class
    • Masks are optional and encouraged indoors


    If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Ruby Rodriguez at ruby@harwoodartcenter.org

    Refund Policy

    Class Fee refunds will be issued on a case by case basis and requests must be emailed to Ruby (ruby@harwoodartcenter.org) at least one week prior to the start date of the class. The Class Fees will not be refunded if students request to withdraw from the workshop less than one week before the start date of the class or after the class has begun. If the class is cancelled by Harwood Art Center for any reason, the Class Fee will be refunded in full.