Learn the art of storytelling through narrative photographs in a study of photojournalism as a practical, journalism-oriented venture.

Explore journalism through storytelling technique of photography. Students will develop a visual vocabulary through the study of photojournalists, examining how to tell impactful, effective news and features via the camera lens. Ultimately, students will seek to translate what they see and feel — whether using a professional DSLR or a smartphone camera — into photographs that express a 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 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.

Site Visits:
This is a new course. Possible site visits include:

  • Smithsonian Museum
  • Newseum
  • National Geographic Museum
  • The New York Times newsroom and/or printing press

Guest Speakers and Lecturers:
This is a new course. Previous speakers on this topic 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
  • Museum curators

Cost and Session Information

Day Program: $5,150*
Residential Program: $5,750*

Dates: July 7 - July 19

LOCATION Washington, DC

*Listed program costs do not include course-specific lab and materials fees. Learn more on our website.

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