The Documentary Photography Narrative: Creating and Publishing a Project with Ken Light (Online Learning – Six Sessions)
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The Documentary Photography Narrative: Creating and Publishing a Project with Ken Light (Online Learning – Six Sessions)

  • April 6, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 13, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 20, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 27, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 4, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online Learning

Through image making, critique, historical overview, and editing, this workshop will explore how to tell visual stories and form a cohesive narrative body of work that can be published. The workshop is open to those who may be just beginning this path and to those who may have a project nearing completion.

Students will have opportunities to present work and the class will collectively consider sequencing, narrative, and potential strategies to create a personal vision that resonates. We will discuss what strategy and personal approach will best communicate complex social, cultural, personal, or political issues. Further, we will explore what makes a body of work interesting and publishable.

During the workshop you will be exposed to the work of great documentary photographers, as well as to writings about the documentary tradition. Most importantly, you will photograph and immerse yourself in spirited exchanges of ideas as we attempt to reduce a tiny area of the moving world to a set of still images, creating pictures with strong personal points of view that have the power to tell a story in a unique, convincing, and visually compelling way.

This course is strictly limited to 12 students.

Ken Light

Ken Light (http://www.kenlight.com) has worked as a documentary photographer, focusing on social issues facing America for over 50 years. His work has been published in twelve books, including, Course of the Empire, Midnight La Frontera, What’s Going On? 1969-1974, Coal Hollow, Delta Time, To The Promised Land, With These Hands, Texas Death Row and Valley of Shadows and Dreams. He is also the author of the text Witness in Our Time: Lives of Working Documentary Photographers, and Picturing Resistance.. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Photographers Fellowships and the Dorothea Lange Fellowship. His work has been in numerous magazines, newspapers and a variety of media (electronic & film), and presented in over 230 exhibitions worldwide including one person shows at the International Center for Photography (NYC), Oakland Museum of California, S.E. Museum of Photography, Visual Studies Workshop, Visa pour L’image Perpignan (France) and the San Jose Museum of Art. He was the first photographer to become a Laventhol Visiting Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is the Reva and David Logan Professor of Photojournalism at the Graduate School of Journalism at U.C. Berkeley.

NOTE: This is classified as a “Special Guest” workshop. We advise you to read the “Special Guest Refund Policy” HERE before enrolling.

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.

Six Sessions
Dates: Thursdays, April 6 – May 11, 10 am – 12 pm PST
Enrollment Limit: 12 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
Tuition: $675

Venue:  

Description:

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

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