Feb 1, 2021 - Feb 22, 2021
Workshop Fee: $895
Class Size: 12 (max)
Note: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom platform.
Class meets Feb 1st, Feb 8th, Feb 15th, Feb 22nd – 10:30am-12:30pm & 4:00-6:00pm ET
+ one-on-one time with the instructor
The year 2020 made history even before the end of January. The every day is no longer taken for granted, and each day is anything but the same as the one before. Each new moment that makes things seem new is actually a first draft of history. In this course, Photography as Historic Documentation, students will learn to treat small moments as building blocks to greater trends and changes. Each week students will be given prompts to begin thinking of the ordinary as extraordinary. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of several small stories or one larger cohesive photo essay.
All images: ©Samantha Appleton
Instructor: Samantha Appleton
Samantha Appleton is a photographer and 2019 Nieman Fellow at Harvard. Her work combines art and history to interpret the complicated components of large news stories. She has covered many of the most tumultuous, man-made events of the 21st Century. Primary stories have included conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon, social issues in Africa, and immigration issues in the US. She was an official White House photographer for the Obama administration 2009-2012. Appleton co-founded the photo agency Noor Images to promote projects in support of human rights and social justice. She has won numerous awards including Pictures of the Year, World Press Master Class, American Photography and Camera Arts.