Photo-Essays Old and New
Learn how to use your images to narrate a linear tale or unify a portfolio of stand-alone images interpreting a place or theme. Although many photo-essays are documentary in nature, they can also emphasize a specific theme: urban architecture, self-portraiture or ethnic rituals. Through this workshop, taught by photo-essay master David H. Wells, you will gain tools to help you unify your images together into a visual chronicle.
David H. Wells is a freelance editorial photographer who specializes in producing photo-essays on location, across the globe. David has worked on assignment for publications, such as the New York Times Magazine, who have published his in-depth photo-essays. In 2011, he was featured in Photo District News as one of “The Best Workshop Instructors.” See his work at: davidhwells.com.
Workshop Instructor: David H. Wells
Dates: September 20-22, 2013
Time: Friday 7-9pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 6:30am-4pm
Location: Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara, CA
Cost: $530 (includes daily lunch)
During this workshop you will focus on:
- Defining and studying the philosophy of the photo essay
- Articulating your photographic project
- Funding, exhibiting and publishing strategies for projects
- Developing skills and beginning to produce a photo-essay
Work from your photo-essays-in-the-making will be critiqued along the way.
Join David H. Wells for a weekend exploration of the disciplined strategy and magical process that turns simple pictures into a powerful story telling tool.
Please bring a PORTFOLIO of your work. Ideally, you will bring fifteen or twenty images that are focused on one subject/topic, that hold together and are possibly the seed of a project.
For a list of suggested readings on this and other workshops by David H. Wells, visit: http://thewellspoint.com/about/reading-lists-by-workshop-topic/.