Beyond the Single Image with Michael Robinson Chávez and Hector Emanuel – Online – July 25th -August 15th, 2020
Join Michael Robinson Chávez and Hector Emanuel for an online course designed to take your vision beyond the single image.
Michael and Hector will share their decades of expertise as award winning photographic storytellers with you. It will an intensive four weeks learning the craft of weaving photos together, the art of editing, sequencing, pitching ideas, everything you need to know to become an effective visual storyteller.
Many photographers know how to make well composed and lit single photographs. The next challenge is to create a body of work, a photo story or essay, that conveys what you are thinking visually. Hector and Michael will help you to improve your vision and narrative skills beyond just candid moments. This is a critical step in a photographer’s evolution.
Each student will develop a project based on a subject that can be accessed near home. Themes and approach can vary. Everything from a traditional narrative picture story, street photography, fine art photo essay or documentary project are acceptable approaches.
With guidance and input from both instructors, we will explore new ways in which to expand your knowledge of contemporary approaches to creating visual stories.
- Thinking, developing and finding your story telling style and aesthetic
- Coming up with ideas. Researching and pitching your proposals
- Turning your ideas into images
- How to approach and build trust with subjects
- Ethical issues
- Editing and building a narrative
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This workshop is open to all experience levels: Any photographer with a serious interest in exploring different approaches to visual storytelling is encouraged to register. It is expected that participants are already comfortable with proper exposure and general camera use.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Each student will have the opportunity for a one-on-one portfolio review (20 images maximum). This is a virtual workshop, so students will need the ability to connect to weekly Zoom sessions. Students should be comfortable editing your photographs for weekly edits. Owning a Leica is not required to take part.
Enrollment is limited to 11 participants.
We are offering one person a scholarship for the workshop. Interested? Please write to us at Akademie@leicacamerausa.com and send a link with up to 20 images or your website along with a short bio about yourself. Include a short essay on why you think taking part in this program will help your creative vision. Deadline: July 10th, 2020.
STUDENT & MILITARY DISCOUNT
Currently enrolled college students and active military personal qualify for a discount. Please contact us directly for more information. Akademie@leicacamerausa.com
This event coincides with an exhibition at the Leica Store D.C.
The class will meet from 10am – 1:00pm EDT for four consecutive Saturdays. The program will include four group sessions and a one on one portfolio review at the start of the workshop.
Saturday – July 25th – 10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Saturday – August 1st – 10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Saturday – August 8th – 10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Saturday – August 15th – 10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. (An additional afternoon session will be added if needed to complete each students edit.)
Sessions will be held via the Zoom platform.
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.
Michael Robinson Chávez, a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer for The Washington Post, 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, he currently works as a Staff Photographer with The Washington Post. He previously worked for The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and the Associated Press. He has covered assignments in over 70 countries including the collapse of Venezuela, climate change in Siberia, violence in Mexico, 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.
Robinson Chávez was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2020 as part of a staff entry from The Washington Post covering climate change. He is also a three-time winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Photojournalism and was named Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International in 2019. He has received awards from the Best of Photojournalism, PDN Photo Annual, Northern Short Course and the Scripps Howard Foundation. 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 Peru, Imagenes Havana in Cuba and War Photo Limited in Dubrovnik among others.
In addition, he teaches and lectures at workshops and photo festivals throughout the world.
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