Visual Storytelling Workshop

From: March 4, 2016 @ 00:00 EDT
To: March 12, 2016 @ 23:59 EDT
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We are pleased to announce the next Stanmeyer Visual Storytelling Workshop, taking place in one of the most fascinating, poetically beautiful, story filled countries — Armenia.

This 9-day event, held in the historical town of Gyumri, is a workshop for advanced amateurs and professional photographers, seeking insight, guidance and passion to expand their photographic skills. You will learn the power of deep narrative storytelling, embracing your visual voice, discovering your distinct fingerprint of how you see the world and the process of publishing your work.

Each day, John will guide this small, intimate group of photographers, in the art of editing, immersing into your subject matter and yourself. You will be encouraged to expand your storytelling by Stanmeyer showing you audio field recording techniques and the art of short filmmaking. Throughout the nine days, you will learn how to craft your story both as a completed project, and as a published piece to present to publications. Additionally, you will acquire skills on how to truly leverage the most powerful form of communication and publishing today: Social Media — Do not underestimate this power and potential.

Throughout the event, John will present stories he has produced from over twenty years of photographing for the world’s leading publications, such as National Geographic and Time magazine. Stanmeyer will bring each photographer into his planning, research and psyche of creating more than 14 stories for National Geographic.

This workshop is open to only 12 photographers. To support education and photography in the region, two additional Armenian photographers will be sponsored for the event, bringing an added layer of cross-cultural insight for all participants.

To assist him throughout the classes, Stanmeyer will be joined by two of countries most talented photographers working today — Anush Babajanyan and Nazik Armenakyan, co- founding members of 4Plus, an NGO photo cooperative that works to empower female photographers in Armenia and throughout the Caucasus.

The future of photography is storytelling. Now is the time to learn from National Geographic photographer and World Press Photo of the Year recipient, John Stanmeyer. An early Spring photographic saturation that will deeply transform your life and the way you look at the world.

Workshop Fee

$1,800 USD

A 10% discount is offered with registration and full payment before February 1, 2016. If you have previously attended a Stanmeyer Workshop, an additional 10% discount is offered, allowing for a total of a discount of 20% if you are a returning attendee and paying in full by February 1, 2016.

Final Fee Structure With Discount Options

$1,800 – Registering after February 1, 2016
$1,620 – Registering after February 1, 2016 and are a returning Stanmeyer Workshop attendee (10% off)
$1,620 – Registering before February 1, 2016 (10% off)
$1,440 – Registering before February 1, 2016 and are a returning Stanmeyer Workshop attendee (20% off)


A $1,000 nonrefundable deposit is payable on confirmation of a space in the workshop. To receive the 10% discount, the $900 balance must be paid by February 1, 2016. If registering after February 1, 2016, final balance of $1,000 must be paid by February 25, 2016.

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