Documentary Photo Essays

11 February 2017

10:30 - 17:00

The Council House
North Street
United Kingdom

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Concession - Student£55.00
Non RPS Member£65.00 
RPS Member£60.00 
Group Member£55.00 




“All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this -- as in other ways -- they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers. Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it.”

John Berger.

Photography as a form of story telling is still an important medium, even in this intense era of information overload. Join documentary photographer Alison Baskerville for a one day workshop exploring how to produce well thought out photographic essays.  The day will include a chance to learn more about the importance of visual narratives in daily life and how we as photographers play a role in this.  

As story telling is moving into new areas such as social media and the advance of instagram we will work on how to incorporate this into our own practice. How relevant is this to a photographer and can we break the rules and use this in a way that supports our work?  

There will be a practical session in the early afternoon taking pictures around Chichester city centre.

The key element of this workshop is to learn how to slow down our thinking process and learn the research and ethics needed to work as a documentary photographer.  


What to bring with you: 

           Your camera (it is essential that you know how your camera works).

  • A memory stick, notebook and pen. 
  • Books, magazines and any work that inspires you would be great to bring as we may have the time to share this with the group.
  • If you have a part completed documentary project bring it along as there may be time to share it with the group.  Working in a group is a valuable way to gain feedback and support for the work.  


Maximum group size 12

Questions or to book a place contact Mo Connelly on

Image title:  A yazidi woman practices meditation in a refugee support centre in Erbil, Iraq




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Region: South East, SouthernGroup(s): Documentary