The Photo Essay: Strategies for Visual Storytelling

Course Code: 21SCEPJ203

Dates: April 16 - June 18, 2021

Meets: F from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

Location: Online Zoom Classroom

Winter Tuition: $690

A picture is said to be worth a thousand words. A great documentary project exploring a social, cultural, political, or personal issue has the power to tell a story in a unique, convincing, and visually compelling way. In this class, students examine and practice the various aspects of conceptualizing, planning, and executing their documentary projects through discussions, personal assignments, and photo critiques. Documentary essays by master and contemporary photographers are also discussed.

Course Level / Prerequisite: Advanced: You are comfortable with your camera, whether film or digital, and with your photographic practice. You have already produced or are working on a body of work. You are proficient in Adobe applications such as Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere, et cetera. You understand printing or portfolio revision processes. You may be seeking ways to strengthen your work through sequencing, theoretical readings, and group critiques.

Courses are subject to minimum enrollment. Please register early, within five days of the start-date, to reduce the likelihood of course cancellation and to ensure you receive all course-related materials in time to prepare for class.

Natan Dvir
Image: Natan Dvir
Fee: $690.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Winter Tuition$ 650.00
Mandatory FeeMaterial Fee$ 40.00

Online Zoom Classroom

Natan Dvir

Faculty Bio
Date Day Time Location
04/16/2021Friday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
04/23/2021Friday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
04/30/2021Friday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
05/07/2021Friday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
05/14/2021Friday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
05/21/2021Friday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
05/28/2021Friday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
06/04/2021Friday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
06/11/2021Friday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
06/18/2021Friday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom

For the first day of class students should prepare 10-15 images representing their photography. Students may also share their website or Instagram account. Also, think of 2-3 ideas for a project you would like to photograph during the course. Please be able to describe the situation or person you wish to focus on and your personal interest in your subject.


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