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Workshop with Alex Masi in Krakow Poland - Workshopx Documentary Photography Workshops Photojournalism

Individual photography management workshop with Alex Masi

Alex Masi Bhopal Second Disaster - Workshopx Documentary Photography Workshops Photojournalism

DESCRIPTION

A three day intensive course that will teach you how to manage your projects into successful stories. Under the individual guidance of the award winning photojournalist.

I practice documentary photography because I believe it to be an essential channel to connect large audiences with people facing challenges far away from our immediate surroundings and personal experiences. It’s also a strong catalyst for a slow but steady change in people’s ideas, behaviour and policy-making. But to achieve that you have to be very well prepared and organized. Passion and perseverance won’t do the job alone. Alex Masi

The workshop is designed for photographers who are serious about engaging in documentary photography, photojournalism and visual storytelling or want to improve their performance in these fields. During the three days at home with Alex Masi in London you will analyse and discuss your current and future work in terms of:

■ choosing the right story subject
■ choosing a style for each project
■ getting access / working with fixers
■ general workflow and photographs management
■ selecting and creating grant proposals
■ editing for marketing / editing for contests
■ approaching magazine and publishing house editors
■ cooperation with NGOs
■ researching clients

Details:

Place: London, UK
Duration: 3 days
Date: flexible
Tuition: 1000 EUR
individual workshop
Note: this workshop is also available for small groups: 2 people = 850 EUR/person, 3 people = 750 EUR/person

ALEX MASI

Alex Masi is an independent documentary photographer and multimedia journalist based in London, UK.

His work has appeared in numerous international publications, including National Geographic, The New York Times, Newsweek, Foreign Policy and The Guardian.

Alex dedicated his entire career to reporting social and environmental injustice, with special concern on issues where children’s rights are or might be violated. He covered such stories in Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Ukraine and the USA. In 2009 he started working on a long term project investigating the extended aftermath of the world’s worst chemical disaster – the Bhopal gas leak that occurred in 1984 in India. For helping exposing the problem, he was given the FotoEvidence Award and a hard cover book, titled Bhopal Second Disaster was published in 2012. This work was also supported by the Getty Images Grant for Good in 2011. Alex continued covering the issue until 2015, when his reportage received a collection of awards, including Special Jury Prize of the Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards.

In Bhopal Alex started a parallel project, titled Poonam’s Tale of Hope, that was initiated by a particular photograph of a then six years old child of a family living in the area severely affected by the Bhopal disaster. This image of Poonam, a girl born “unlucky”, with a sixth toe on her left foot, and believed by her parents to bring misfortune to their lives, was noticed by The Photographers Giving Back Awards committee in 2012 and Alex was granted 5000 USD to implement a plan benefiting the girl and her family. He not only did complete the plan, what resulted with Poonam’s parents starting a successful small-business, but also continued documenting the personal development of the girl and kept raising funds for education of her and her sister Jyoti. The girls have already entered high school and both plan further education.

For his effort in battling social injustice through photography, Alex was awarded the prestigious Italian Premio Anima per la Fotografia prize in 2016.

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APPLY

Application is made by e-mail: contact@workshopx.org. In the message subject please state “Alex Masi workshop”.

Please include: full name and a link to your personal website (body of work). If you don’t have a website, please attach a zip file with 12-20 photographs (1000px wide jpg images) and a personal statement. The application should also contain a proposed date of the workshop.

By applying you agree to the workshop regulations.