Learn how to identify, create and exhibit a successful documentary photography/visual narrative project. Participants should have a loose idea for what they would like to explore visually during this course. Class time will be spent refining the idea, determining the approach and then crafting the body of work. Participants will learn how to present their projects effectively—as an exhibition, book, zine and/or multimedia piece shown in a gallery or online. The final class will be a portfolio review with guest photo editors and/or curators in attendance to critique the projects.
Judith Walgren is a photographic artist, photo editor, curator, writer and mentor. She is also the Editorial Director for the visual storytelling start-up, ViewFind, where she oversees a team of photo editors, writers and designers that help photographers build visual narratives for publication and for brands around the world. Walgren received her MFA in Visual Art from the Vermont College of Fine Art in January 2016 where she began her exploration into the disruption of historic visual archives. From 2010 to 2015, she was the Director of Photography at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she managed a staff of visual content producers, photo editors and pre-press imagers for print and digital platforms. During her tenure at the Chronicle, her team won multiple Emmy Awards for their multimedia pieces and they earned Photo Editing Team of the Year from Best of Photojournalism. She has also worked for the Denver Post, The Rocky Mountain News and the Dallas Morning News. Walgren received a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting with a team from the Morning New for their series dealing with violent human rights against women. She lives in San Francisco.View Gallery »