Writing in Photography: A Workshop with Yana Paskova – May 22nd -23rd, 2021 – Online
Learning to articulate yourself as a photographer in written form is an often-overlooked, but crucial step in your progression as a photographer. This workshop will help you discover how developing effective writing skills will not only help you become a better photographer, but also help you convince others in the merit of your work.
Award-winning photographer and writer Yana Paskova will share why words have been just as important of instruments as pictures to her success. Using her own work from the Pulitzer Center, the International Women’s Media Foundation, and National Geographic as examples, Yana will teach you how to improve your own writing through helpful discussions, guided exercises, and individual and group feedback.
- Creating words with both beauty and impact
- Effective writing for grants and projects
- Written exercises to refine your message
- Crafting photo captions
- The connection between writing and speaking about your work
The two-day workshop will combine a lecture presentation from Yana, Q&A from the audience, and an opportunity for open discussion and review of submitted text and images to make you a better writer, speaker and observer.
Who should take this workshop?
Improving your writing skills as a photographer is a must for any stage of your career. Beginners, mid-level and veteran photographers are all welcome. This workshop will focus on deepening your skills from pitching, captioning, or submitting projects for grants. Your ability to communicate the scope and purpose of your work will impact your success with the person or community you are covering, or the institutions who decide whether to assign or fund your work.
Owning a Leica is not required.
One scholarship is available for this program. To apply, please send a brief email to Akademie@Leicacamerausa.com.
Include a link to your portfolio (no more than 20 images) and a brief explanation of who you are and what you hope to gain from the workshop. Deadline to apply: May 1st , 2021.
May 22nd-23rd, 2021
Saturday – 12:00 noon-2:30pm EDT
Sunday – 12:00 noon-2:30pm EDT
Yana Paskova is a Bulgaria-born, Chicago-bred, Brooklyn-based photojournalist and writer. The spark that drives her is her passion for creative visuals, science, music, climate change, the economic and political state of the world, the beauty of the written word, architecture, anthropology, and the true sense of equality. Yana lets her camera define her geography, aiming to create photographs that combine unique aesthetics with a strong narrative, style with meaning — whether in a historic context or just beyond the surface of mundanity.
Yana’s clients include National Geographic, Washington Post, The New York Times, NPR, Getty Images, and Reuters, amongst others. She has received awards from PDN’s Photo Annual and American Photography, grants to further her projects from the Pulitzer Center, the International Women’s Media Foundation, Getty Images + Panasonic Lumix, and exhibits via ICP online and Bulgaria’s National Gallery of Art.
She has taught journalism and photography courses through the Pulitzer Center, Brooklyn Public Library, NYU’s School of The Arts, and The School of The New York Times/Fordham University.
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