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Library Hosts Free Virtual Photography Class

Library Hosts Free Virtual Photography Class

Posted on January 5, 2021

Photography 101 - Full PosterThe Union County Public Library will host a free virtual photography class on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. The program, Photography 101, will be led by professional photographer Donald Sanchez.

Sanchez was born and raised in New York City. He attended the High School of Art & Design in Manhattan, majoring in advertising design and illustration. He graduated from The King’s College in Briarcliff Manor, NY with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Sanchez worked at the NYPD’s Organized Crime Bureau’s Photo Unit and trained investigators in covert surveillance photography. He completed both the FBI’s Basic School of Photography and the Nikon School of Law Enforcement Photography courses. Sanchez was a first responder on September 11th, 2001, and was the subject in two photography books, “Faces of Ground Zero” by Joe McNally and “Aftermath” by John Botte. He volunteers for a nonprofit organization called Creating Exposure for the Arts teaching photography to young teens at several libraries in Mecklenburg County.

Click here to join the free virtual photography class on Zoom on Thursday, Jan. 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Click here to view Sanchez's work.

For additional information about this photography class or to ask questions prior to the program, call Oscar Ortiz at 704-921-7475 or send him an email.

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