THE CENTER: Visual Storytelling and Documentary Photography – P1235-20

Date: Aug 17 - 21, 2020

Skill Level(s): IV Portfolio Review Required i

Instructor(s): Ed Kashi & James Estrin

Tuition: $1,700
Studio Fee: $50
Registration Fee: $45

This workshop is the first year of a three-year program. Tuition is per week, per year.


Portfolio Review Required. Now Accepting Applications.
To Submit your Portfolio/Application:

The Application Deadline is March 2, 2020 and must be submitted using our online application form via All applications will be reviewed by program faculty. Notifications to applicants/recipients will be made by March 20, 2020. *Tuition is $1,700 per year for 3 years. 

Future Dates:
August 30 – September 3, 2021
August 29 – September 2, 2022

The digital age has given documentary photographers and photojournalists new ways to tell stories with greater authorship and control. This workshop focuses not only on how to create a personal documentary project, but also get it seen. The ultimate goal is to find a subject that speaks to a personal passion, document it in a unique visual style, then disseminate the work. New technologies to be more effective storytellers are used, including social media, transmedia, virtual reality and digital video.


Presentations, discussions, critiques, editing of work


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

James Estrin is a staff photographer for The New York Times. He is a founder of Lens, The New York Times’ photography blog. He has worked for The New York Times since 1992 and was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team in 2001. James is a co-producer of the HBO film “Under Fire: The Untold Story of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro”.

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