Visual Storytelling & Documentary Photography Projects

From: July 17, 2017 @ 00:00 EDT
To: July 15, 2019 @ 23:59 EDT
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Join Ed Kashi and James Estrin for a 3-year Mentored study program at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado.

Application deadline: March 3, 2017; notified by March 17, 2017
Dates: July 17 – 21, 2017; July 16 – 20, 2018; July 15 – 19, 2019
Tuition: $1,500; Studio Fee: $50; Registration Fee: $45

The Center for Advanced Mentored Studies at Anderson Ranch is a vital link in the education of emerging artists. Advanced students gain access to master faculty—top contemporary artists and educators—over a three-year period, providing rigorous inquiry and steady direction for their individual practice. Students gain the critical levels of knowledge and mentorship necessary to take the next, important steps of becoming serious contributors in their chosen fields. The program, which includes studio work, critical dialogue and critique, offers artists the opportunity to expand the scope of their current practice as well as their ability to develop a critical eye regarding their work. Students meet once per year for a week-long workshop at Anderson Ranch. Students are expected to continue to work on a project (or projects) over a three-year period. In addition to the summer classes, participants engage in mid-year portfolio reviews as well as individual bi-monthly meetings online with faculty to discuss their ongoing work and progress. At mid-year, faculty conduct an online critique with the whole group.

The digital age has given documentary photographers and photojournalists new ways to tell stories with greater authorship and control. Embark on a three-year journey and focus on how to create a personal documentary project and get it seen. The ultimate goal is to find a subject that speaks to a personal passion, document it in a unique visual style, and disseminate the work. We harness new technologies to be more effective storytellers, including iPhones and Instagram, social media and transmedia.

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