Explore visual strategies beyond traditional modes of documentary image making.

May 18, 2023 - Jun 15, 2023

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced,
Workshop Fee: $455
Workshop Duration: 10 hours over 5 Thursdays, 2-4pm ET
Class Size: 12

Note: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform. 
Class meets 5 Thursdays, May 18-Jun 15 from 2-4pm ET.

Students in this course will explore visual strategies beyond traditional modes of documentary image making. Whether you are an experienced photographer looking to transition into more personally expressive work or a beginner interested in making yourself more visually present in your photography, this class will explore how photojournalism, documentary photography and art photography increasingly overlap today and the exciting possibilities that open for us as photographers. 

Particular focus will be placed on making lyrical photographs, but lectures will also guide students through the flow of decisions made by a photographer as they develop a photographic project, and explore how each step of this development is an opportunity for personal expression, from camera technique through editing, sequencing, content, context, and the material decisions of photographic presentation. Students will have optional reading and assignments that will parallel the lectures. Each student will receive personalized feedback on their photographs, either on work created before or during the course.

All images:  ©Tom Griggs

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Instructor: Tom Griggs

Tom Griggs is a photographer, editor, educator, writer, and curator living between  Colombia and Mexico. He works in the field of fine arts, with an emphasis on  photobooks and text-image books. His latest photobook Ghost Guessed was named the best photobook of 2018 by  Alejandro Cartagena in Photo-Eye and named among the best of the year by Mariela  Sancari (LensCulture and The Britsh Journal of Photography), Brad Feuerhelm  (American Suburb X), and The Humble Arts Foundation. He has exhibited his photographs internationally including exhibitions in New York,  Berlin, London, Arles, and Belfast.