Documentary Photography: The Long Form of a Project | February

Documentary Photography: The Long Form of a Project

Date  |  Sunday February 20, 2022

Time  |   10AM – 6PM

Location |  Colorado Photographic Arts Center

1070 Bannock Denver CO 80204

Cost  |  $264 Non-Member  $240 Members

Instructor  |  Tim Richmond

Skill Level  |  All Levels

Documentary photography embraces many differing ways of seeing and focusing on projects. Long-term documentary projects often allow the use of time distilling them as a key component in the success of the project.

Time is useful, and allowing oneself time, is necessary. For example, negotiating to photograph someone can take weeks, 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. Give time plus application, and the work will flourish. The workshop will reflect on how best to start, work on, and complete a long term documentary project, with reflections on my own experience of having completed two long-term books, and how the experiences differed between them.

Materials needed:

  • Camera
  • Notebook and pen for taking notes
  • Research of any form
  • Any prints you have in progress