Learn the art of storytelling through photography: gain the skills to translate experience into photographs that express an artistic and narrative perspective in a study of photojournalism both as a practical and an aesthetic venture.
Explore journalism through the art, technique and storytelling of photography. Students will develop a visual vocabulary through the study of important photographers and photojournalists and will examine the intersection of art and journalism as they expand their classroom out into the local neighborhood and the city. Ultimately, students will seek to translate what they see and feel — whether using a professional DSLR or a smartphone camera — into photographs that express an artistic and narrative perspective.
Outcomes for this course include a deeper understanding of what makes images visually, artistically and historically significant. Additionally, students can expect to gain technical photography literacy, participate in diverse field exercises and explore methods, ethics, and opportunities for storytelling and journalism through photographs.
Technical know-how is not a class prerequisite. Instructors will accommodate students with a wide range of expertise, from those with a budding talent to those of more practiced levels of proficiency.
Previous courses have visited:
Museum of the City of New York
International Center of Photography
New York City neighborhoods and iconic locales
The New York Times newsroom and/or printing press.
Previous speakers have included:
Elijah Walker, Photo Editor, National Geographic
David Gonzalez, Columnist and Co-editor, Lens Blog, The New York Times
Lucas Jackson, Staff Photographer, Reuters
The New York Times photojournalists and photo editors
Cost and Session Information
Day Program: $5,150*
Residential Program: $5,750*
Term 1: June 09 - June 21
Term 2: June 23 - July 05
Term 3: July 07 - July 19
*Listed program costs do not include course-specific lab and materials fees. Learn more on our website.