Visual Storytelling & Documentary Photography Projects – P0716-18

Date: Jul 16 - 20, 2018

Skill Level(s): IV i

Instructor(s): Ed Kashi & James Estrin

Tuition: $1,500
Studio Fee: $50
Registration Fee: $45

Future Dates: July 15-19, 2019 
*Tuition is per year, and based on the number of weeks. 

This class is in its second year of a three-year program.  Please contact Artistic Director Andrea Wallace for space availability.



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 of this course 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 including iPhones, Instagram, social media and transmedia to be more effective storytellers.


We learn through presentations, discussions, critiques and editing of work.


Each morning begins with a presentation about documentary photography and contemporary practices. Students participate in editing and review sessions, group reviews of each student’s portfolio/essays, one-on-one sessions with the instructors to discuss personal projects, and dialogue about career advice or the promoting and publishing of work.


Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, lmmaker and educator whose sensitive eye and an intimate relation- ship 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 New York Times‘s photography blog, and has been its co-editor since it launched in 2009. He has worked for The New York Times since 1987 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.

Generously underwritten by Becky and Mike Murray

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