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May 27, 2021

International Center of Photography (ICP) and CAMERA online intensive course in visual storytelling

CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia

Gaia Squarci, from the ongoing series “Ashes and Autumn Flowers,” 2016. Photos with frame, 40 x 55 cm and 20 x 30 cm. © Gaia Squarci.

This online intensive course in visual storytelling (July 8–30, 2021) challenges photographers to address the social, cultural or emotional space of people while providing them with the tools necessary to make evocative and compelling visual stories. This course will provide a unique opportunity to share diverse perspectives from various geographic locations while offering photographers support on how best to make effective visual stories.

Through independent assignments, critiques, and the honing of editorial skills, this intensive encourages a collaborative environment where participants engage in meaningful dialogue to broaden their way of working and seeing. Students will consider various strategies for photographing while exploring how a group of photographs seen in concert with one another can create an effective narrative.

Students will be asked to define what “sense of place” means in a photograph and delve into what it takes to tell stories about the social landscape. They will gain a deeper understanding of their individual motivation and unique perspectives, be they personal, political, or metaphoric, and build compelling visual stories about this unusual time in which we live in.

Students will also be introduced to contemporary practices that interweave video, sound and text into their visual narratives.

Students will also have the opportunity to meet with the faculty in one-to-one sessions.

Schedule
Orientation on July 8. Students will meet for three-hour live online classes each week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. All classes, including Orientation and final presentation, will be from 3:30pm to 6:30pm CEST (9:30am to 12:30pm EST).

Coursework
Students will be given daily assignments and should plan to be photographing daily throughout the three weeks.

Faculty
Classes will be taught by Karen Marshall, chair of the International Center of Photography’s One-Year Certificate Program in Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism, and ICP faculty in the in the Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Andrew Lichtenstein and Gaia Squarci.

Participants in the Intensive Course are automatically accepted into the next in-person Masterclass in Visual Storytelling in Turin (date TBD) as advanced image-makers, where they will be encouraged to play with the collaborative tools of audio, video and digital platforms while considering how best to construct a particular story. Graduates of this masterclass receive automatic acceptance to ICP’s One-Year Certificate Programs.

Apply here.

More info here or write to didattica [​at​] camera.to.

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