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Storytelling and Social Media Workshop

May 17, 2018 - May 25, 2018

Instructors: John Stanmeyer and Anush Babajanyan
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Cost: $2,250 USD
Duration: 9 Days
Class size: 14
Skill level: All levels
Scholarships: Yes 

About the workshop

The Storytelling and Social Media Workshop with John Stanmeyer and Anush Babajanyan will take you to Rwanda’s cultural and economic capital, Kigali. This city is filled with histories and realities both beautiful and painful, and will be the perfect place to explore together and individually to create and develop stories that make a difference. John and Anush will collaborate closely with you as you work on your story, most specifically in the narrative and editing processes, as well advising on social media. This workshop will focus on in-depth storytelling, where you’ll learn not only how to expand your photography, but also your awareness of the world–and yourself. You should research and prepare ideas for a story before arrival. John and Anush will be available by email before the workshops to guide you through your story planning.

Equipment needed: Camera and laptop with editing software


You should expect an intensive workshop during which you’ll work on your story daily. The schedule will be fluid. During the day and evening, Anush and John will be available for reviewing the day’s shoots and edits, and will also give lectures and presentations. By the end of the workshop you’ll have a completed story, which you’ll present during a projection night on the last day.

Terms & Conditions

To reserve a space on a workshop, a deposit of 25% of the full workshop fee is required. Final and full payment of the balance is due no later than 120 days prior to departure. A participant’s reservation will be canceled if full payment has not been received by 120 days prior to departure. The deposit if not refundable. We strongly advise participants to take out trip cancellation insurance.

The workshop fee does not include travel, lodging, meals or transportation.

If, under exceptional circumstances, such as health or accident, the instructors are made unavailable they will be replaced with another VII photographer.

All health, travel and other potential liabilities are the responsibility of the student and should be covered adequately by their own insurance. We strongly recommend you consult with your own physician about health issues and take out travel insurance for your belongings. Please check about visa requirements which may vary depending on your nationality.




Please email workshops@viiphoto.com for a scholarship application.


May 17, 2018
May 25, 2018
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