Documentary & Social Consciousness

September 14, 2020 7:00 pm

The Unguarded Moment: Photographing Friends and Family with Thomas Alleman (Six months)


  • September 14, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 12, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 9, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 30, 2020
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • January 4, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 1, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The main focus of this workshop will be the development of portfolios by each student, using as their subjects their own families and friends. Students will regularly show photographs from ongoing projects, receiving input and criticism from the class; strategies for further growth and deeper connection will be discussed.

By Brandon Gannon |
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September 14, 2020 7:00 pm

On the Streets in LA with Julia Dean (Six months)


  • September 14, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 26, 2020
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • October 12, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 17, 2020
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • November 9, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 14, 2020
    5:30 am - 8:30 am
  • December 7, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 12, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 4, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • January 9, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • February 1, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This six-month class is intended to teach students how to shoot candidly on the street, not only from practical experience, but also from studying historic and contemporary street photographers.

By Brandon Gannon |
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September 21, 2020 7:00 pm

On the Streets in LA with Julia Dean (Six months)


  • September 21, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 3, 2020
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • October 19, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 24, 2020
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • November 16, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 21, 2020
    5:30 am - 8:30 am
  • December 14, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 19, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 11, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • January 16, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • February 8, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This six-month class is intended to teach students how to shoot candidly on the street, not only from practical experience, but also from studying historic and contemporary street photographers.

By Brandon Gannon |
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September 21, 2020 7:00 pm

Photography for Social Change with John D. Russell (Six months)


  • September 21, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 26, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 16, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 21, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • January 11, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 8, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This class is about finding ways to create change locally by shooting in an artful and empowering documentary way. At the same time, the class will demand each student learn and follow the ethics that go along with the profession of social documentary work.

By Brandon Gannon |
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September 24, 2020 7:00 pm

The Full Story: Fundamentals of Storytelling using a Video DSLR with Clay Haskell (Six sessions)


  • September 24, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 1, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 8, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 15, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 22, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 29, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This class is designed for participants to examine and practice the fundamentals of good storytelling using a video-capable DSLR camera. Building on technical and visual skills already developed for still photography, we will focus on story, structure, character and plot in the unscripted narrative documentary category.

By Brandon Gannon |
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September 24, 2020 7:00 pm

Photographing in the Social Landscape with Thomas Alleman (Six sessions)


  • September 24, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 1, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 8, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 10, 2020
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • October 15, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 22, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Through lectures and discussions, exercises and assignments, this class will explore the Social Landscape as other photographers have seen it over that last hundred years.

By Brandon Gannon |
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October 3, 2020 11:00 am

Portraiture for Social Change with Dana Gluckstein (Online Learning)


  • October 3, 2020
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course teaches students how to create photography associated with a campaign for social change using portraiture as the primary vehicle for expression. Instructor Dana Gluckstein’s book, “DIGNITY: In Honor of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, will be used as a case study.”

By Brandon Gannon |
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October 5, 2020 7:00 pm

The Los Angeles Street Collective with Julia Dean (Six months)


  • October 5, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Time TBA
    October 10, 2020
    12:00 am
  • Time TBA
    October 31, 2020
    12:00 am
  • November 2, 2020
    7:00 pm
  • Time TBA
    November 7, 2020
    12:00 am
  • Time TBA
    December 5, 2020
    12:00 am
  • December 21, 2020
    7:00 pm
  • Time TBA
    January 23, 2021
    12:00 am
  • Time TBA
    February 6, 2021
    12:00 am
  • February 15, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“The Los Angeles Street Collective” picks up where “On the Streets in LA” left off, continuing the camaraderie of shooting together on the street, sharing our work, and getting feedback from each other.

By Brandon Gannon |
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October 11, 2020 9:00 am

Bringing Ideas to Life: Crafting Personal Projects with Brandon Thibodeaux (Online Learning)


  • October 11, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 18, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 25, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 1, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brandon Thibodeaux will show you how to take your idea and mold it into a finished body of work. Come prepared to put your vision to work, drumming up new ideas or fleshing out old ones, as we spend a weekend working on assignments in the Los Angeles area.

By Brandon Gannon |
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November 14, 2020 10:00 am

Working the Streets: A Weekend of Street Photography with Ibarionex Perello (Two sessions)


  • November 14, 2020
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • November 15, 2020
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

This intensive two-day course on street photography is designed for intermediate and experienced photographers. Using his decades of experience of photographing the streets, Ibarionex will walk students through the process of seeing and capturing great photographs while exploring the city.

By Brandon Gannon |
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December 5, 2020 9:00 am

Hyper Local Storytelling with Ed Kashi (Online Learning)


  • December 5, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 6, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 12, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 13, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Designed for amateurs and professionals alike, the workshop will help photographers grow and develop their work, including exploring options for publication online or in books, exhibitions and websites.

By Brandon Gannon |
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January 25, 2021 7:00 pm

The Long-Term Documentary Project with Kevin Weinstein (Six Months)


  • January 25, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 22, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 22, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 19, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 17, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 14, 2021
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This workshop focuses on how to produce a long-term documentary project, giving participants the skills needed to create images that are stylistically and thematically unified.

By Brandon Gannon |
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