Photography & New Media

Code: P1222-23

    • IV

      Level IV

      Photography students have advanced skills and knowledge of photography and digital image processing. New Media students have advanced skills and knowledge of video, multimedia, coding or animation. Students are self­-motivated and have multiple portfolios of their artwork.

The Center: Visual Storytelling and Documentary Photography Projects

Aug 21 - 25, 2023

9AM-5PM

Concept

This three-year mentorship program is intended for documentary photographers and photojournalists interested in new ways to tell stories with greater authorship and control as well those who are at a point of transition in their lives, careers, or journalistic  practices.  This program focuses on how to create a long-term 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 distinctive style, then disseminate the work. Participants become more effective storytellers by engaging in new technologies like digital video. virtual reality and social media; as well as traditional mediums like the written word and physical prints. Workshop content includes guest lecturers who represent a wide variety of professional aspects in photojournalism including ethics, book publishing, freelancing, and working for print and web publications as well as NGOs.

This is the first year of a 3-year program. Future workshops will be held on August 19-23, 2024 and August 18-22, 2025. Please note that the cost of tuition, studio fee, and registration fee is per year.

If you have an interest in joining this program, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 1, 2023. Click here to apply.

Please contact Andrea Jenkins Wallace for more information. [email protected]

Media

Presentations, discussions, critiques and editing of work, this workshop is in year one of a three-year program

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Faculty

Ed Kashi

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.

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James Estrin

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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Ed Kashi, Siblings in their family tent, Mafraq, Jordan. 2013

Join Waitlist for The Center: Visual Storytelling and Documentary Photography Projects

Thank you for your interest in the waitlist. When space in a workshop or program becomes available, registration will open on the website. Everyone on the waitlist will be emailed to alert them of the opening. This ensures that everyone has an equal opportunity to register for the workshop or program.

Photography & New Media

Photography has always been a vital part of Anderson Ranch, one in which students explore visual storytelling through a variety of contexts and concepts. The program has uniquely evolved to focus on both traditional photography and new media— making it one of the only workshop settings of its kind. Three floors of the Fischer Photography Center house state-of-the-art equipment, including three photography studios, two Mac labs, a traditional darkroom, and a lighting studio with strobe and continuous lighting for photography and video.

All Photography workshops are rooted in the same idea—powerful art requires rigorous inquiry of techniques and ideas. We focus on technical skills, content and critical dialog. Students have access to color-managed media labs equipped with 24-inch iMacs, flatbed and film scanners, Epson printers, and cutting-edge software including Adobe Creative Cloud. When appropriate, students utilize strobe and tungsten lighting equipment, seamless backdrops, green screen, audio and video recording equipment and Epson large-format printers.

The Ranch Photography and New Media team creates an inspiring environment, allowing artists of all levels to explore lens-based media and the journey of artistic discovery in the unparalleled setting of the Colorado Rockies.

  Center for Fine Art Photography logo

Anderson Ranch is happy to extend a 20% tuition discount* in one- and two-week adult Summer Workshops for SPE members and Center for Fine Art Photography members. Please register online and then email [email protected] with your membership information and we will make the adjustment once you are in the system. You are also welcome to call 970-924-5089 to register. *Please note that the SPE and Center for Fine Art Photography discount does not apply to The Center / Advanced Mentored Studies program, nor can it be combined with any other discount, scholarship or special offer. 

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Workshop Details

Supply List

Many of the items you'll need are available in the ArtWorks Store. Please click "View Full Supply List" to see a comprehensive list of items you'll need for this workshop.

Lodging & Meals

Housing is limited and includes shared and private lodging options. Reservations will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you reserve housing, the better your chance of receiving your preferred option. Please note: Workshop costs do not include accommodations. 

We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritize the health and safety of our staff, students, faculty and guests while continuing to provide you with the Anderson Ranch experience that you know and enjoy.

The Ranch Café meal plan that is included with Room and Board fees strives to provide healthy, creative meals that will nourish your artistic creativity. The meal plan includes 5 days of continental breakfasts that will include a hot offering, 5 lunches with a selection of offerings, and 5 dinners.

 

Scholarships, College Credit & Discounts

Making Art Accessible

Applications for scholarship support are encouraged. Specific scholarships are funded by Ranch supporters, either through endowed funds or special gifts.

Many colleges and universities offer college credit for workshops taken at Anderson Ranch. Discounts are available for students and teachers.

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