Explore new techniques for documentary photography and move away from traditional narrative photojournalism.

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NOTE: This Class will be held in an online format using the Zoom platform. 
Class Meets Mon & Thurs 10am-2pm EDT – Aug 3-20, 2020

There is a lot of discussion of “finding your voice” as a photographer — but what does that mean? And when should the style of your visual storytelling be dictated more by your subject matter and the people in your photographs than by your identity as an artist?

This workshop will focus on exploring a range of alternative processes and experimental documentary photography styles as a storytelling tool, and asking ourselves how different techniques can be used to augment traditional documentary photography in a thoughtful and responsible way. 

We’ll explore using alternative processes like multiple exposure and cyanotype, engage with the work of photographers who have utilized conceptual techniques from Endia Beal to Zun Lee, and brainstorming ways that we can translate these methodologies to our own stories and practices.

Class will meet on Mondays and Thursdays 10am – 2pm EDT.  There will be opportunities for one – on – meetings during the course. Students will receive a list of supplies needed for the class.  

Monday, August 3 — Introductions 10am
Thursday, August 6 — 10am-2pm
Monday, August 10 — 10am-2pm
Thursday, August 13 — 10am-2pm
Monday, August 17 — 10am-2pm
Thursday, August 20 — 10am-2pm 

All image:  ©Daniella Zalcman

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Instructor: Daniella Zalcman

Daniella Zalcman is a photographer for National Geographic Magazine, and her projects are supported by National Geographic Society, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the International Women’s Media Foundation, and Open Society Foundations. She is also the founder of Women Photograph, a non-profit working to elevate the voices of women and non-binary visual journalists around the world. Her work tends to focus on the legacies of western colonization, from the rise of homophobia in East Africa to the forced assimilation education of indigenous children in North America. Her ongoing project, Signs of Your Identity has won numerous awards including the 2017 Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Portraiture, a 2017 Robert F Kennedy Journalism Award, the 2016 FotoEvidence Book Award, and the 2016 Magnum Foundation’s Inge Morath Award. She lives between Paris and New York.