Discover the art and craft of in-depth reportage, documentary and photojournalism.
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This workshop will focus on reportage, documentary and photojournalism. The workshop begins with a presentation by Michael followed by presentations of participants work of their choosing.
This course is taught in a seminar format, with both participants and Michael in an equally weighted extended discussion as to the possibilities of storytelling during reportage. Mornings are spent in review and critique of the previous day’s work though students are given the option to utilize the week to focus on dialogue, as Michael will ensure each participant receives sufficient one on one feedback throughout the week.
This is followed by group and individual feedback as well as a seminar discussion towards the possibilities of reportage. The remaining days are spent shooting a topic of choice in the mornings, with downloads and editing in the afternoons. Reviews and critiques of this work, both in group and individually with Michael, will come at the end of the week.
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Instructor: Michael Christopher Brown
Michael became known for his documentation of the 2011 Libyan Civil War and the resulting monograph, Libyan Sugar (2016), which won the 2016 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation First Photo-book award and the 2017 International Center of Photography Infinity Artist Book award. Yo Soy Fidel (2018), his book documenting Cubans observing Fidel Castro’s 2016 funeral procession, was exhibited during the 2018 Recontres d’Arles. He is currently working on a third monograph, about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He is also writing a memoir of the years 2009-2019, a transformative period while living between Asia, Africa and the Americas. As a contributing photographer at National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, Time and others, his commercial clients include Chopard, Land Rover, Nike, Sony, Amnesty, HBO and Al-Jazeera.