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Visual Storytelling & Documentary Photography Projects

July 11, 2016 - July 15, 2016

| $1345

Advanced Mentored Study Program Visual Storytelling & Documentary Photography Projects – P0614

Date: Jul 11 – 15, 2016

Skill Level(s): III-IV

Instructor(s): Ed Kashi & James Estrin

Funding provided by Bunny and Charles Burson


Explore the new frontier of the digital age, one in which documentary photographers and photojournalists can tell stories with greater power, authorship and control. Bring your vision to life and own your story in this three-year curriculum designed for advanced photographers interested in a sustained, mentored study. We focus on how to create a personal documentary project and get it seen. The ultimate goal is to find a subject that speaks to a personal passion, document it in a unique visual style, and disseminate the work. The program includes studio work, discussions and critiques via workshops, bimonthly Skype meetings and a midyear review. The final goal is for you to show your work as a book, film or other significant digital output.

Media & Techniques:

Students use digital SLR, digital image making, image editing and Adobe Lightroom.


We participate in morning and afternoon shooting with mid-day editing and review sessions, group reviews, and one-on-one sessions to discuss personal projects.


Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker and educator whose sensitive eye and intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work. He is a member of the VII Photo Agency. Ed is a leading voice in the photojournalism and visual storytelling community. www.edkashi.com

James Estrin is a Senior Staff Photographer for the New York Times. He is the founder of Lens, the newspaper’s photography blog, and has been its co-editor since it launched in 2009. James has worked for the New York Times since 1987 and was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team in 2001.

Tuition is $1345 + registration and studio fees. Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.

Registration opens January 4th at 9:00AM MST.

More info and registration here!


Anderson Ranch Arts Center
5263 Owl Creek Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615 United States
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