Photo by Danny Wilcox Frazier
John Neumann works on an old pickup truck at Neumann Ranch, a place his girlfriend Julie Long calls a broken-down horse and cattle ranch. John took his life on June 9th, 2019, in part due to the lack of medical care in his remote region on the Great Plains of the United States. Rural America is seeing a dramatic rise in suicides. Studies show that the rate of suicide in rural counties is 25 percent higher than major metropolitan areas. Cactus Flat, South Dakota, 2008. ©Danny Wilcox Frazier/VII

Danny Wilcox Frazier — Long Term Personal Projects 

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP IN ARLES, FRANCE
JUNE 29 – JUNE 30 – JULY 1
900 US DOLLARS PER PERSON

In this three-day workshop, renowned photographer Danny Wilcox Frazier will guide participants of all levels in developing and refining their long-term documentary projects. Participants will learn essential strategies for planning, executing, and editing their projects, from the initial concept to the final sequencing process. The workshop will cover building relationships with subjects, practical considerations of access and logistics, and techniques such as capturing a day-in-the-life story. Through hands-on editing sessions and guided shoots, participants will gain a clearer understanding of their project goals and the tools necessary to create compelling visual narratives, regardless of their prior experience with long-form documentary work. 

Language: English  
Skill Levels: All
What to Bring: Camera, lens or lenses, laptop with Photo Mechanic and Adobe Photoshop or equivalent.

The price for this three-day workshop includes access to a closed lecture with James Nachtwey and a private reception on the evening of Sunday, June 30, at the Alexandra Boulat Campus.

Enroll before Sunday, June 9, at 23:59 CET.

Please ensure that you have read and agreed to our terms and conditions before enrolling in this workshop.

Documentary photographer and filmmaker Danny Wilcox Frazier (b. 1970, USA) focuses his work on marginalized communities in and outside the United States. His work is centered on the Midwest and his home state of Iowa and is born from a commitment and love for his neighbors and community. He photographs people struggling to survive the economic shift that has devastated rural communities throughout the parts of America disparaged and misunderstood by so many in the USA and abroad.

With his photographs from Iowa, Frazier documented those individuals continuing to live traditional lives in rural communities across the state; people challenged economically but often unwavering in their conviction to stay. His work acknowledges isolation and neglect while also celebrating resilience, perseverance, and strength. Frazier is the director of the Daily Iowan Documentary Workshop and advises photographers and filmmakers at the University of Iowa’s independent college news organization, The Daily Iowan.

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