The Sarajevo Seminar for Documentary and Narrative Practice is an interdisciplinary seminar that takes place over a nine-month period and is led by tutors Dr. Paul Lowe and Ziyah Gafic. They are joined by leading journalists, designers, writers, editors, and photographers who provide some of the sessions.
During the seminar, you’ll explore how to develop a lasting career in visual storytelling, including conceiving, researching, and planning story ideas. You’ll be exposed to confronting ethical and moral challenges as you navigate the moral maze of documenting the lives of others. Developing a successful long-term business practice is one of the priorities of the Sarajevo Seminar for Narrative and Documentary Practice so that by the end, you’ll thrive as a successful practitioner in the ever-shifting media landscape.
You’ll also learn when and how to include verbal and text-based storytelling and multimedia as part of your visual work. Problem-solving photo assignments will help you to unlock ways to work intuitively, intellectually and emotionally, so that your photography becomes more instinctive, powerful, and subtle.
The Sarajevo Seminar for Narrative and Documentary Practice is structured as a combination of three week-long sessions spread through a nine-month period with weekly online sessions in between main teaching blocks. It will be led by Ziyah Gafic, Dr. Paul Lowe, and additional lecturers from around the world teaching in our virtual classroom, where participants will be tutored by the course leaders and guest lecturers, and taught various photographic techniques and research skills as well as the history of photojournalism and documentary practice.