Working with Vulnerable Communities

Course Code: 20FCEPV0060

Dates: November 24 - December 22, 2020

Meets: Tu from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Online Zoom Classroom

Fall Tuition: $420

Sorry, this course is full.


In the language of photojournalism, we often talk about “giving voice to the voiceless.” Photographers have the power to bring about awareness and create change as committed witnesses. But working with endangered and vulnerable communities requires sensitivity, understanding, and ethics. Through group and individual discussions and assignments, we cover research tools, visual approach, gaining access, exploring partnerships, fundraising and grants, and creative mediums in which to share our imagery. Documentary photographer Amber Bracken joins one session as a guest speaker.

Prerequisite: Intermediate: You are familiar with a camera, whether film or digital. You understand aperture, shutter speed, exposure, white balance, histograms, and how to control focus. You are comfortable editing and processing your images. You may want to learn how to utilize your camera in a more thoughtful and articulate way, or learn more about lighting or how to utilize theoretical concepts in relation to your portfolio of work.

Note: It is recommended, but not required, that students have Lightroom for this course. Digital SLR or Mirrorless Camera, or Film Cameras are acceptable for this course.
Fee: $420.00

Call us at 212-857-0001 to see if you qualify for a discount on this course.

Online Zoom Classroom

Sara Hylton

Faculty Bio
Date Day Time Location
11/24/2020Tuesday2 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom
12/01/2020Tuesday2 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom
12/08/2020Tuesday2 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom
12/15/2020Tuesday2 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom
12/22/2020Tuesday2 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom

Students should bring a portfolio of 15 to 20 images to the first day of class along with one or two project ideas related to working with vulnerable communities.


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