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  • Four-Day Visual Storytelling Workshop

    Date & Time:
    From April 6, 2015 to April 9, 2015

    City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism

    219 W. 40th Street

    New York, NY   10018

    James Estrin

    The City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism is pleased to announce  an intimate, four-day intensive visual storytelling workshop led by James Estrin, a senior staff photographer at The New York Times and the co-editor of the Times’ photography blog LENS.

    Participants will develop a photo essay from beginning to end during the workshop. There will be individual shooting assignments, daily group discussions and critiques, editing sessions and guest speakers, including photographer Todd Heisler and Time Lightbox editor Olivier Laurent. In addition to the group meetings, critiques and editing sessions, photographers will have one on one sessions with Mr. Estrin to either discuss personal projects or get career advice.

    In group meetings, participants will focus on developing personal projects, learning how to tell an intimate story, as well as editing, promoting and publishing their work.

    Participants meet together from 9:00 AM to 1 PM everyday and shoot in the afternoons and evenings. There will be an opening reception and a closing party/slide projection of the students finished projects.

    This $950 workshop is for professionals, advanced students and amateurs and will be limited to 12 participants. To apply for consideration, please fill out the form below. (If it does not show up, please reload this page.) The deadline to apply is Feb. 28.

    James Estrin Headshot James Estrin is a Senior Staff Photographer for The New York Times. He is also a founder of Lens, the Times’ photography blog and  has been it’s co-editor since it went online in May 2009. 

    Mr. Estrin has worked for the Times since 1987 and was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning team in 2001. In addition to photographing, editing and blogging, he is a writer for the Times and produces audio and video for nytimes.com. Internationally, he has covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict several times, chronicled the journey of immigrants between Mexico and the United States, and photographed the devastation in Haiti following the 2009 earthquake. 

    Mr. Estrin is an adjunct professor at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He attended Hampshire College and the graduate program at the International Center of Photography. Before joining the Times, he was a staff photographer at The Jackson Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi and also worked in Washington and New York City.

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