Long-term Documentary Photography – P06W04-20

Date: Jul 06 - 10, 2020

Skill Level(s): III to IV i

Instructor(s): Whitney Johnson

Price Option(s):
$450 — Reduced Tuition (COVID-19 Artist Relief Offer)
$1,195 — Full Price Tuition (For those able to pay at this time)

Students may choose to pay the Reduced Tuition or the Full Price Tuition.  Additional need-based scholarships available upon request.


Students research, produce and develop visual and conceptual strategies for storytelling through intensive presentations, editing sessions, discussion and critique. Through group discussions and one-on-one critiques, participants focus on a variety of important topics, including: research and/or production of a long-term project, editing and sequencing of existing material, writing a statement about the work and envisioning future forms for the project from publication to exhibition. Special attention is given to establishing partnerships for funding and disseminating the work. Attention to the specific projects is balanced by conversations about professional practice and the broader industry.


Presentations, Discussions, Critiques, Editing of work, basic computer skills are necessary as well as the ability to edit and download images using an editing software.


Whitney Johnson is the Director of Visuals and Immersive Experiences at National Geographic. Prior to joining the magazine, she was the Director of Photography at the New Yorker, where her work was widely recognized, earning awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors, Awards of Excellence from the Society of Publication Designers as well as a Peabody.

Additional Information: Five day virtual classes generally meet Monday – Friday from 9-10:30AM (MST) for one to two hours of group class time via Zoom Video Conferencing software (download free from Zoom.com) and then have one-on-one sessions in the afternoons from Monday – Thursday 1-4PM.

An Anderson Ranch staff member co-teaches the class and coordinates the online platform. There can be a group critique Friday afternoon to wrap up the class. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

Image Courtesy of Whitney Johnson

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