Through this intensive one-month, short course program developed by ICP-International Center of Photography in collaboration with CAMERA and Leica Akademie Italy, students will learn all the steps necessary to make a visual story that will make impactful imagery. The Documentary Seminar will guide the student through each step in realizing their project idea that may ultimately incorporate multi media, audio and data visualization. Learning to research, to gain access, and subject trust in a sustainable way is key to any photographer’s success. Through intensive editing sessions and exercises, students will see their work improve—developing style and meaning in their photography. Upon completion, every student will have a strong body of work and be prepared for subsequent steps that can propel them to the next level as a professional documentary photographer.
Each student will receive individualized attention to learn digital workflow, audio, and multi media as well as a choice to take various elective workshops on Business Practices, New Media and Ethics. Students will learn to edit and sequence their work.
Every student should bring their own digital DSLR camera, laptop and external hard drive and be prepared to work hard on a story of your choice in multi media, video or in print form.
Faculty will include: Alison Morley, Karen Marshall, Bob Sacha, Saul Metnick and more. ICP Alumni will also contribute perspectives on working in today’s new media marketplace.
This is a full-time program offering classes and shooting every day including weekends. Students should be prepared to work full-time while enrolled in this program. The application submission must contain: 20 images and/or video or Multi media with a statement of purpose, a proposed project statement that is achievable during this program and a CV.
Submissions on www.akademie.leica-camera.it
The jury selection committee composed by ICP – International Center of Photography and CAMERA members has assigned the scholarships provided by the program to James Rodríguez e Matteo Montaldo.
With the support of
Karen Marshall is a documentary photographer whose work examines the psychological lives of her subjects within the social landscape. An expert at visual story telling, she is a core faculty member in the International Center of Photography’s Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program where she has taught for the past two decades. In addition, Marshall is an Associate Professor (Adjunct) at New York University, and has lead numerous workshops in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the United States. Her seminal study, Between Girls: A Passage To Womanhood, is a three decade project which documents the coming of age of a group of urban middle class teenagers, following them from high school into adulthood 30 years later. The project includes video projection, ephemera, zines, and audio along with black and white photography Marshall has an MFA in New Media and is the recipient of several artist fellowships. Nominated for the Prix Pictet in 2011, her work is part of several collections, including the Feminist Artbase at The Brooklyn Museum. Her photographs have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times Magazine, the London Sunday Times, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, GUP Magazine, and PDN , to name a few.
Saul Metnick is a Brooklyn based photographer and cinematographer with a genuine, narrative, and approachable style. He studied photography at Arizona State University and Rhode Island School of Design. Past lives include roles as the general manager for Vice Magazine and as producer for Smuggler. Saul currently works as a freelancer for a variety of commercial and editorial clients. His work has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vice Magazine, Brownbook, Mother Jones, and others. He is also a faculty member at the International Center of Photography where he specializes in teaching students sound technical fundamentals and workflow for digital photography.
Alison Morley is a photo editor, consultant and educator. She has been the chair of the Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program at the International Center of Photography in New York since 2000. As a photo editor, she has been the photography director of The New York Times Sophisticated Traveler, Audubon, Life, Civilization, Esquire, Mirabella, Elle, and The Los Angeles Times Magazine. Currently, she works as a consultant for photographers, agencies and magazines. She has edited several major monographs and has curated touring exhibitions for Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal and Afghanistan: The Road to Kabul, both by Ron Haviv; I Am Rich Potosi: The Mountain That Eats Men by Stephen Ferry and The Ninith Floor by Jessica Dimmock. Most recently, she edited Urban Cave by Andrea Star Reese, and Frozen In Time by Sarah C. Butler, soon to be published by Glitterati Inc. — both with forwards written by her. Alison has written on photography for magazines and books and has lectured and led workshops in the United States as well as in Argentina, Bangladesh, China, Colombia, Hungary, Peru, The Philippines, Spain, Thailand and Uganda.
Bob Sacha is a director, cinematographer, editor, teacher and photographer and, above all, a collaborator on visual journalism projects. In 2014 he shot the video for the Guardian US team project that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, a National Emmy for New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming, a Webby and the first gold medal ever given by the Society for News Design. He teamed up with Blue Chalk as the the director of photography for the New York Times series, Living City about New York’s infrastructure. BlindSight, a documentary short about a group of blind photographers that he directed and shot, produced with Kate Emerson, had its world premiere at DocNYC, the countries largest documentary festival. Bob has also directed, produced, shot and edited nonfiction video stories for Al Jazeera America Online, Yahoo News, AudubonScience, Apple, the Asia Society, Starbucks, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Open Society Foundation, among other international clients. For several years he worked as a staff producer and editor at MediaStorm where his projects were nominated for three national news Emmys and won numerous awards including an Alfred I. duPont- Columbia Award. Bob who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Syracuse University, is now a Tow Professor for Visual Journalism at the new City University of NY Graduate School of Journalism, where he teaches the wildly popular Video Storytelling for the Web and videoLab classes. He also mentors students at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism on their interactive, hybrid and documentary film master’s projects. He’s lectured and taught workshops and classes at SVA, the International Center of Photography and for National Geographic Expeditions. Eight years ago, he leapfrogged into multimedia and film after winning a Knight Fellowship to Ohio University, where he studied web storytelling and documentary film and earned a master’s in visual communication. In his past lives, Bob was a staff photographer at the Philadelphia Inquirer, a contributing photographer at both Life and National Geographic Magazine and a freelancer for more magazines than remain on newsstands.