Documentary Photography Workshop with Metro Collective
Documentary Workshop with Metro Collective – May 12th 2018 – Washington D.C.
10:00 a.m.. – 5:00 p.m.
Join us for a one day workshop focused on documentary photography with Metro Collective at the Leica Store in Washington D.C.
Explore, aspects of the documentary process from coming up with a project concept, gaining access, finding funding and presenting your project to the public.
This session will explore aspects of the documentary process from coming up with a project concept, developing a narrative. gaining access, finding funding and presenting your project to the public.
The program will combine lectures from instructors from Metro Collective, an international coalition of independent photographers united by a shared dedication to expressive documentary work grounded in humanistic stories, with a review of each students current work or students ideas for future projects.
Topics covered include:
- Developing a project and finding your aesthetic
- Ideas, research and approach
- Access and building trust with the people you photograph
- Ethical issues
- Editing and sequencing
- Presenting your work to editors and the public
Who should take this workshop?
This program is open to everyone, but intermediate to advanced amateurs, students and early career professional photographers will gain the most benefit. Participants are expected to have knowledge of camera functions and the fundamentals of photography, composition, lighting and exposure.
Photographers with projects currently in progress or those seriously considering starting projects with a documentary focus are highly encouraged to register.
Attendance is strictly limited, so be sure to sign up at your earliest opportunity.
Fee: Cost is $250
A limited number of reduced priced tickets are available for students, on a first come , first served basis. Contact the Leica Store D.C for more information – 202-787-5900
Hector Emanuel is a Peruvian-born documentary photographer based in Washington, DC. During his twenty-four year career, he has traveled and photographed extensively throughout the world for editorial, commercial and nonprofit clients. His primary interest is the examination of social, political and environmental issues in Latin America and the US. His work reflects the great ethnoracial and cultural diversity of the Americas. Among the many prizes he has received are a World Press Photo prize and an NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism award for his documentation of the civil conflict in Colombia, as well as a POYi prize for his portrait series depicting life in Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He is a founding member and current president of Metro Collective.
Scott Dalton is a graduate of UT Austin in Photojournalism and has an MFA in Photography from The University of Hartford. He was based for 14 years throughout Latin America, mainly in Colombia where he photographed the civil conflict and drug war before returning to his home state of Texas.
His photographic life has been made of conflict zones in Colombia, Nepal, and Gaza; covering hurricanes, mass graves, and elections in Central America; of earthquakes, armed insurgents, and drug fields in South America. He spent a year with a paramilitary gang in Medellin (a sort of outlaw “embed”) directing an award winning documentary film called “La Sierra.”
He is currently working on projects along the U.S.-Mexico border as well as the American South and he is working regularly in Colombia on a long-term documentary film dealing the conflict.
His photography has appeared in Newsweek, Mother Jones, Der Spiegel, National Geographic, Harper’s, Time, The New Yorker, The New York Times and many other outlets. Dalton has received various awards including with BOP and POYi and his documentary film La Sierra won numerous awards including Best Doc at the Miami International Film Festival as well as being broadcast by PBS and BBC. His work is in the permanent collection of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and the Portland Art Museum, and his border project will be featured as part of the upcoming show “New Southern Photography” at the Ogden Museum in New Orleans later this year.
Michael Robinson Chávez became seduced by photography after a friend gave him a camera before a three-month trip to Peru in 1988. A native Californian and half Peruvian, Michael is currently on his second tour as a staff photographer at The Washington Post. Prior to that, he worked for The Los Angeles
Times, The Boston Globe and the Associated Press. He has covered assignments in over 60 countries including the historic drought in California, tsunamis in Indonesia and Chile, the Egyptian revolution, life in India and Brazil’s slums, gold mining in Peru, the 2006 Hezbollah/Israeli war and the US led invasion and occupation of Iraq.
Michael is a two-time winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Photojournalism and was named second place Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International in 2010 and 2014. He has received awards from the Best of Photojournalism, the Chinese Photojournalist Society, the Scripps Howard Foundation, Society of Newspaper Design and the White House News Photographer’s Association. His work has been exhibited widely, including the Visa Pour l’image festival in France, the Head On Photo Festival in Sydney, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Centro de Imagen in Lima, Peru, Imagenes Havana in Cuba and War Photo Limited in Dubrovnik among others.
Michael Bonfigli is a Washington DC based photojournalist, a former Peace Corps volunteer and has a masters degree in education. He has over 20 years of experience photographing a wide range of topics around the world for magazines, NGOs, and commercial clients. He is the son of Argentine parents which has inspired his work in Central and South America.
After spending 3 years working with the Honduran people in the Miskito Coast, Michael has produced a in depth photographic study of the region and its people. His current work in the north coast region of Honduras has been widely published, exhibited and is presently being edited for a book.
Michael has also worked several years documenting Mt Pleasant Street with his Holga camera in Washington DC. The project was published in the Washington Post Magazine along with a personal essay by Michael. He is one of the founding members Metro Collective
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