Visual Storytelling & Documentary Photography Projects – P0615

December 11, 2014

Posted In: Photography and New Media

Ed Kashi & James Estrin

DATES: July 6 – 10, 2015


CONCEPT: The digital age has given documentary photographers and photojournalists new ways to tell stories with greater authorship and control. Our focus is how to create a personal documentary project and get it seen. The ultimate goal is to find a subject that speaks to a personal passion, document it in a unique visual style and disseminate the work. We harness new technologies to be more effective storytellers including iPhones and Instagram, social media and transmedia.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students use digital SLR, digital image making, image editing and Adobe Lightroom.

ACTIVITIES: We participate in morning/afternoon shooting with mid-day editing and review sessions, group reviews of each student’s portfolio/essays, oneon- one sessions with the instructors to discuss personal projects, and talk about career advice or the promoting and publishing of work.

FACULTY: Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker and educator whose sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work. He is a member of the VII Photo Agency. Through his photography, filmmaking and work as a mentor, teacher and lecturer, Ed is a leading voice in the photojournalism and visual storytelling community.

James Estrin is a senior staff photographer for the New York Times. He is the founder of Lens, the Times’s photography blog and has been its co-editor since it launched in 2009. James has worked for the Times since 1987 and was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team in 2001.

Tuition: $1200 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1400
Studio Fee: $100

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