Expanding Your Eye: A Storytelling Photography Workshop with Marissa Roth

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Workshop Dates - Saturday 29th September 2018 and Saturday 6th October 2018

Time: 09.30-16:00

Marissa Roth is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and documentary photographer. She has three books to her credit and her work has been exhibited in museums internationally.

Join Marissa for a 2-day workshop over two consecutive weekends, that will expand your photographic eye and teach strong visual storytelling techniques. She will give students a photo assignment on the first weekend, with the goal of its completion for the second class. Marissa’s aim as a teacher is to both encourage and inspire.

Students are requested to come to the first class with a few possible story ideas from which to choose from, to develop into a short photo essay.

Day 1:

- Marissa will give a presentation on visual storytelling and the photo essay, presenting her own work and practice.

- Open discussion and development of possible story ideas for each student to pursue before the next workshop date.

- Short out-of-store excursion with students: Practical advice, tips and camera techniques.

Day 2:

- Critique of each student’s work from the week’s assignment.

- Welcoming questions from students in different areas of photography, allowing for creative photographic discussions as a group.

Refreshments provided / Lunch included

Leica Store UK
27 Bruton Place

    This workshop is open to all levels of photographers who are keen to grow their knowledge and skill set. Students will be expected to bring in a selection of 12 – 20 images from the week’s assignment on a USB flash drive, to be edited and critiqued by Marissa and viewed by all of the students.

    A Leica expert will also be in attendance for this workshop.

    A limited number of loan cameras are available on request.  If you’d like to borrow a Leica camera please email akademie.uk@leica-camera.com to check availability.

    If borrowing Leica equipment, you will need to bring two forms of ID to the session. The first form of ID should be a passport or UK driving license and the second form of ID a utility bill showing your home address.

    Please bring your own laptop for editing and post production work.

    The workshop will include outdoor shooting, so please bring appropriate clothing and suitable protection for your camera.

      Born and raised in Los Angeles, Marissa Roth is an internationally published freelance photojournalist and exhibited documentary photographer. Her assignments for prestigious publications including The New York Times, have taken her around the world. Roth was part of The Los Angeles Times photography staff that won a Pulitzer Prize for Best Spot News, for its coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.

      Marissa’s projects: One Person Crying: Women and War is her personal global photo essay that spans 31-years of her work and addresses the immediate and lingering impact of war on women from multiple countries. It is an international travelling exhibition, with a forthcoming book. Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet, is Marissa’s ‘love letter’ to Tibet photographed with Kodachrome film, and is a traveling exhibition. The book, with a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, was released in April 2014. The Crossing, a poetic photographic study of the Atlantic Ocean is her current project. Marissa photographs with both film and digital cameras.