Environmental Storytelling with Peter Bennett (Online Learning – Three Sessions)
Photo by Peter Bennett

Environmental Storytelling with Peter Bennett (Online Learning – Three Sessions)

  • October 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 19, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 26, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online Learning Class

There is no bigger story than that of our planet: the challenges and the changes it and we are experiencing. Yet within that greater story are smaller ones that tell interesting and often dramatic tales, like the effects climate change and weather are having on our water and oceans, the air we breathe and the food we eat. Stories of community heroes and organizations fighting for environmental justice in their cities and towns, and of innovators seeking solutions for a sustainable future. 

This course is designed for those who would like their work to make a difference, and to improve their visual storytelling skills in the process.   

 We will explore a number of topics including:

  • Finding and getting access to stories and subjects 
  • Effective shooting and storytelling techniques 
  • How to approach a story and put aside expectations 
  • Helpful equipment and preparation 
  • Working with local organizations

“My camera has always allowed me to enter worlds and places I would never have found otherwise, allowing me to learn a little bit about a lot of things, and sometimes a lot about just a few things. But what I have discovered shooting a lot of these environmental stories is that quite often those interesting places and people are in my own backyard, and these stories are really microcosms of what is occurring in many other places and need to be told.”

– Peter Bennett

Peter Bennett (http://citizenoftheplanet.com/) Born in Queens, New York, and growing up in Greenwich Village, Peter Bennett picked up his first camera and took his first darkroom class at the age of twelve. Peter has spent his career primarily as an editorial photographer, in recent years focusing his camera on a variety of environmental subjects and stories. He has been photographing the Los Angeles River since 2008 which can be seen in his latest book: The Los Angeles River – Photographs by Peter Bennett, published in late 2021. Peter has also been documenting local wetlands since 2018, as well as covering environmental justice stories in Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley. From 1998-2014 he owned and ran his own photo agency, Ambient Images, which specialized in travel images of New York and California. Peter’s work has appeared in hundreds of publications including the New York Times, Sierra Magazine, Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, Sunset Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, and New York Magazine. He has worked with a number of organizations including the Sierra Club, Greenpeace and Friends of the LA River. His prints hang in the California State Capitol, California Science Center’s permanent Ecosystem exhibit, and many other museums, private institutions, and collector’s homes.


A link for the Zoom class meeting will be emailed to the attendees prior to the start date. Please read the instructions included in the email. If you have additional questions please contact Kevin Weinstein or Janis McGavin at info@lacphoto.org.

Three Sessions
Dates: Wednesdays, October 12-26, 10 am -12 pm PST
Enrollment limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
Tuition: $155




This course will be meeting online via Zoom. We encourage you to install and test the software on your device prior to the class.

Details Price Qty
Environmental Storytelling with Peter Bennett (Online Learning)show details + $155.00 (USD)  
Bronze Member Rate - Environmental Storytelling with Peter Bennett (Online Learning)show details + $147.25 (USD)  
Silver Member Rate - Environmental Storytelling with Peter Bennett (Online Learning)show details + $139.50 (USD)  
Gold Member Rate - Environmental Storytelling with Peter Bennett (Online Learning)show details + $124.00 (USD)