This workshop is about intimate, personal visual storytelling. Students conceptualize, make and edit documentary narratives that evoke emotion, empathy and connection between subject and audience. Each photographer creates a visual narrative on one theme. The focus is on connecting with subjects and learning how to approach people and put them at ease, gaining trust to capture authentic moments. Whether it’s a personal project, a magazine assignment, corporation or non-profit, students discover how these projects create opportunities, while keeping an eye on the ultimate goal: creating honest, compelling images that convey stories most effectively.
Media & Techniques:
Students use digital cameras, a digital workflow with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, and digital printmaking techniques.
Each student works on an individual project, either an ongoing body of work or discovering new pathways. Works-in-progress are reviewed and discussed. The group reviews project ideas and execution, obstacles and how to overcome them and looks at related contemporary and historical projects.
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and filmmaker Deanne Fitzmaurice is most known for her unique ability to go behind the scenes to convey personal, intimate and emotional stories through images. Deanne, a Nikon Ambassador, represents numerous publications, including National Geographic, Sports Illustrated and ESPN The Magazine.