DVJ Workshop in Birmingham: Making a Documentary Photo Essay

29 May 2014

SIG: Documentary

Documentary and Visual Journalism Group

Documentary Photo Essays Workshop in Birmingham

Sunday, 22 June 2014: 10.00-17.00

Workshop Overview:

A one day workshop covering some of the fundamental guidelines for producing a narrative with images.  The day will start with an introduction to documentary image making which will include a short history of this genre of photography and an explanation of the key images needed to develop the story. The day will then move on to look at the practical aspects of photo essays which will include research tools, equipment and logistics.    During the afternoon we will have the opportunity to practice some of the types of shots taught in the morning session.  We will also discuss and review portfolios and offer advice on current and future projects.

More information can be found at: http://www.rps.org/events/2014/june/22/documentary-and-visual-journalism-groupdvj--workshop-documentary-photo-essays

About the Tutor:  Alison Baskerville is a photojournalist and documentary photographer.  She studied at Westminster University and has a MA in photojournalism.  Her career started in the RAF where she served for 12 years seeing active service in Bosnia and Iraq. It was whilst in Iraq that she became inspired to capture her surroundings on an old Nikon film camera and gave her the motivation and desire to change career paths and become a photojournalist.

She has built her portfolio up in a number of varied ways; documentary projects with charity organisations which exposed her to the rewarding challenges faced by those dedicated volunteers who give their time to others and to the opposite side of the spectrum.  She also provides imagery for news picture desks and undertakes commercial based commissions.In 2012 Alison returned to Afghanistan to capture the lives of women on the frontline. This resulted in an exhibition in the Oxo Gallery in London and is now the subject of an ongoing long term project.  (http://www.alisonbaskerville.co.uk).

Contact: dvj@rps.org to register for this workshop

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