Documentary Photography: The Long Form of a Project | June

Documentary Photography: The Long Form of a Project

Date  | Saturday & Sunday, June 10 & 11, 2023

Time  |   10 AM  – 4 PM

Location |  Colorado Photographic Arts Center

1200 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO, 80203

Cost  |  $360 Member and $396 Non-Member

*4 participants must be registered by May 30, 2023 in order to run the workshop. 

Instructor  |  Tim Richmond

Skill Level  |  All skill levels welcome


Students will learn the building blocks of the long-term documentary practice: research and preparation, materials and supplies, methods and best-practices at all stages from beginning, through to continuing and completing a photography project.

Course Description:

Documentary photography embraces many differing ways of seeing and focus. Long-term documentary projects often allow the use of time-distillation as a key component to success.

Time is useful, and allowing oneself time, is necessary. For example, negotiating to photograph an individual can take weeks or months. Additionally, time is a great indicator of what is missing from the project, and what needs to be covered. Patience to research the subject matter and to consider the usage whether a booklet, exhibition or how it will appear as a cohesive body of work.Rushed documentary projects always appear just that. Given time and patient application, the work will flourish.

This workshop will also explore how best to begin, continue and complete a long-term documentary project through reflections on the instructor’s own experience – the difference between two projects, leading to completion of individual books.

  • Developing long-term- in depth documentary projects
  • Film and digital methods
  • Photobooks and sequencing
  • Storytelling

Materials Needed:

  • Cameras
  • Note-taking materials
  • Research in any form