Tap into the art of the documentary in a workshop aimed at teaching professional and semi- professional photographers a new approach to their work, one rooted in personal connection and emotional content. This is an intense, immersive shooting workshop that pushes students beyond where they’ve gone before. You are expected to produce an in-depth photographic essay during the week. The thrust of the workshop is to help you bring your unique personal voice to your work and take home a new way of seeing your images and the world of documentary photography.
Students use digital cameras. The instructor demonstrates off-camera flash techniques as well as a work flow that includes Photo Mechanic, Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
We spend significant time with our subjects, in addition to daily lectures, demonstrations and critiques. Group critiques are a true workshop experience with direct but supportive feedback from the instructor and fellow students. We emphasize the importance of learning how to talk about your photographs as well as the work produced by your peers. Student essays are screened on the final day of the workshop.
Documentary photographer Danny Wilcox Frazier focuses his work on marginalized communities both in and outside of the United States. He has photographed people struggling to survive the economic shift that has devastated rural communities throughout America. He is also the author of the acclaimed book Driftless, and the director of the Emmy-nominated documentary of the same title. www.viiphoto.com/author/danny-wilcox-frazier