CHRISTOPHER MORRISLEARNING TO SEE: DEVELOPING A PERSONAL STYLE
Summer Workshop 2017 • July 30 – August 5
How to create a personal style is one to the often talked about issues in contemporary photography. To define and separate your vision in a very crowed industry has always been extremely challenging. I will set you on a path to help with this. By exposing the group to what I feel are the common mistakes that many working photographers are making today.While highlighting the successes of what makes a photograph stand the test of time. To find the jewels and masterpieces in your work.
I will expose the group to the different forms of photojournalism that are prevalent today. We will discuss everything from ethics to creative photographic styles.
Day 1,will be spent dissecting and discussing as a group a varied collection of work, with the end goal of helping all of us, what I like to call Learning to See.
Day 2 ,will be spent looking at a tight selection of your work with the group. To better help define your vision. You should be prepared to make an edit of roughly 30 images that you feel represents where you want to go with your work.
Day 3, Is for each photographer to put into practice what they have learned the previous days. With a shooting assignment to be determined by your interest.
Day 4, Individual time with each participant editing and constructing their assignment.
Day 5, Ending edit and presentation as a group, with final synopsis of the week.
Christopher Morris, based in Paris, was born in California in 1958 and began his career as a documentary conflict photographer working almost exclusively for TIME Magazine, where he has been on contract since 1990.
He has been credited with redefining political coverage in America during his years working at the White House for TIME Magazine from 2000 till 2009.
Simultaneously to his career as a photojournalist, Morris has expanded his work into the fashion world.
He has received various awards, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, the Olivier Rebbot Award, the Journalism Award from the Overseas Press Club, two Infinity Awards for photojournalism from the International Center of Photography in New York, the PDN Look Fashion Editorial Award and numerous World Press Photo awards.
Morris is a founding member of the photojournalist agency VII based in New York.
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