The Long-Term Documentary Project with Marissa Roth (Online Learning – Six Months)
Photo by Marissa Roth, Afghan Refugee Women and Children Thal, Pakistan 1988

The Long-Term Documentary Project with Marissa Roth (Online Learning – Six Months)

  • September 27, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 25, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 22, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 20, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 24, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 21, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online Learning Class via Zoom

For a documentary photographer – for any photographer who is interested in making deep, emotional connections through their work – few things are more fulfilling than working on a long-term project. In building a body of work over an arc of time, and in creating and developing relationships with their subjects, photographers learn to develop narrative structure, to become immersed in creating a body of work, to explore nuance and metaphor, and to develop a critical eye as an editor.

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. The class will explore documentary versus more personal or artistic projects, as well as how to convey a point of view, how to edit work, and how to establish a market. The class begins with a discussion on topic selection and the importance of writing a project proposal. During the monthly group sessions, student work will be critiqued, giving participants the opportunity to learn and study other photographers’ projects. The goal is to complete a substantial body of work over a six-month time frame.

This course is strictly limited to 12 students.
 

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Marissa Roth(www.marissarothphotography.com) is a photojournalist, fine art and documentary photographer. Her editorial photo assignments for prestigious publications including The New York Times, have taken her around the world. She was part of the Los Angeles Times staff that won a Pulitzer Prize for Best Spot News, for its coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

Roth’s global documentary project, One Person Crying: Women and War, which spans 35-years of her photography and addresses how women have been directly impacted by war and conflict is a travelling exhibition, with a forthcoming book.

Her published books include, Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet, with a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Burning Heart: A Portrait of The Philippines; and The Crossing, a poetic photographic study of the Atlantic Ocean. Cantata: In Isolation, a photographic memoire about her pandemic experience, is also a forthcoming book.

Witness to Truth, a portrait project of Holocaust survivors commissioned by The Museum of Tolerance/Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, contains 104 of her photographs and is on permanent exhibition at the museum.

Roth’s work has been widely exhibited, and is in both public and private collections. In addition, she is a curator, lecturer and writer. She is a Fellow at the Royal Geographical Society in London, and is also an advisor and Chair of the Jury Committee for Earth Photo, a joint photography competition between the Royal Geographical Society and Forestry England
 
 
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 Months (Six Sessions)
Dates: Mondays, September 27; October 25; November 22; December 20; January 24 (2022); February 12 (2022), 9 am – 12 pm PST
Enrollment Limit: 12 students
Skill/Experience Level: Students should have a working knowledge of their camera
Tuition: $415

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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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