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Photojournalism And Responsible Storytelling In Today’s World

November 15, 2018 - November 18, 2018

Photo by Ron Haviv / VII.

This workshop is part of the VII Tutor Program — a partnership with Officine Fotografiche Milano.

Instructor: Ron Haviv
First Session: November 15 – 18 2018
Second Session: March 2019
Location: Officine Fotografiche Milano, Milan, Italy
Cost: 1500 €
Extended Application Deadline: October 13, 2018

This workshop explores multi-faceted approaches to photojournalism and helps guide you on your own path. Whether working in one’s own neighborhood or overseas, Ron Haviv teaches participants to develop their unique visual style and apply it to personal photographic narratives.

What does it mean to be a responsible photojournalist? Participants learn what is required of a photojournalist, not just in the field but what to do before and after the story is complete. Which guidelines apply? What ethical concerns arise? Which debates should photographers be fluent in?

Encouraging students to work using their instincts rather than from a formula, Haviv teaches the ins and outs of getting one’s work out there in today’s professional landscape.

The workshop includes portfolio reviews, in-depth editing sessions, and discussions that engage all attendees. Participants study the work of the masters of documentary photography to understand where we are today as visual storytellers. In turn, Haviv shares his own work and experiences from 25 years as a working photojournalist, covering a gamut from conflict and crisis areas to politics and daily life. Students learn the tricks of the trade of responsible journalism from Haviv’s own experiences-insights applicable to their own success once out of the classroom.

Students have the opportunity for sustained, insightful conversations regarding their long-term projects, their passion for storytelling, and on developing strategies for multi-platform outputs. Importantly, they learn how to bring their work to an audience, and the portfolio reviews emphasize the role of narrative form and voice in visual storytelling.

Throughout the two sessions, Haviv helps students understand the pulse of today’s visual storytelling and shares tips for successfully, ethically documenting the world and sharing the story. Workshop participants will leave with a clearer understanding of their next steps and will be well on the way to defining their personal path forward.

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