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.

PORTFOLIO REVIEW REQUIRED

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 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.

Media & Techniques:

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

Activities:

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.

Faculty:

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. www.edkashi.com

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.  www.lens.blogs.nytimes.com

Generously underwritten by Becky and Mike Murray

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