Visual Storytelling & Documentary Photography Projects – P1332-19

Date: Aug 26 - 30, 2019

Skill Level(s): IV i

Instructor(s): Ed Kashi & James Estrin

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


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

The Application Deadline is March 1, 2019 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 22, 2019. *Tuition is $1700 per year for 3 years. 

Future Dates:
August 24 – 28, 2020
August 23 – 27, 2021

The digital age has given documentary photographers and photojournalists new ways to tell stories with greater authorship and control. This workshop focuses on how to create a personal documentary project and 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.


Students 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 faculty to discuss personal projects and dialog about building careers or the promotion and publishing 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, 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 staff photographer for The New York Times. He is a 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 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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