In this week long intensive workshop this course provides a step-by-step guide to the making of the photo documentary and explores the practice of photojournalism by discussing how documentary photographs are created and distributed.
Photo critiques and discussions provide an arena for exploring new ideas and inspirations, supporting students in their drive to practice their photography in a engaging way. We explore the role that documentary photography plays in promoting social change, particularly in the realm of human rights, and how documentary photographers can collaborate with international humanitarian organizations to raise awareness on global social issues.
Through a series of assignments, each student receives full support in researching ideas for personal projects or professional assignments, and a day-to-day guide is provided on how to engage with people. Subjects covered include how to edit images into a photo narrative, and how to fund/publish it. Technical knowledge includes critical choice for camera and lens uses, and how to compose a photograph. Additional resources and background materials are provided collaborating with international organizations (NGO) with links, contacts and references. We welcome our guest-speaker, the Head of Mission of IRC in San Francisco - International Rescue Comity who is increasingly working with photojournalists worldwide, and shares with us on how to pitch photo stories. Other guest-speaker includes the Photo Editor of Mother Jones who discusses changes on the way we look at photojournalism and documentary work.
Documentary photographer and freelance photojournalist, Beb’s work on the front lines in Afghanistan, and other parts of the world gives him a rare perspective on creating powerful images while collaborating with international NGO’s. Exhibited, published and recipient of several grants and residencies, Beb is also teaching seminars through the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, and the Julia Dean Photo Workshop in Los Angeles.
** Please note that due to the logistics and planning of this intensive course we may have to cancel or reformat the structure of this class if the minimum is not met 2 weeks before the class starts. This class also requires a cancellation/withdrawal of 2 weeks before the class starts **
DATE: This class is not currently being offered. Please email us to be added to a wait list and you will be contacted when it is offered again
PRE-REQ: Working knowledge of one’s DSLR camera