Photography courses are like buses. You wait for ages for a good one to come along, then two come along at once. Award-winning photojournalist, author and documentary maker Nick Danziger and best-selling author Rory MacLean are running a creative workshop in Monaco this April 15th-19th, while 2010 Travel Photographer of the Year New Talent award winner Eric Kruszewski is leading a photography tour in Morocco in May.
Telling Tales: The Art of Creating Stories in Images and Words – Monaco, April 15th-19th
Stories can entrance, engage, even possess us. Every one of us has a story to tell; factual or fictional, cool documentary or sparkling flight of the imagination. But to become an accomplished storyteller one needs time, a conducive environment, and sensitive guides to direct and refine individual talent.
Nick and Rory, two of Europe’s most intrepid and intuitive chroniclers, will lead this four-and-a-half day writing and photography workshop in Monaco. A maximum of ten participants will be guided and supported on their creative journey. Both amateur and professional photographers and writers are invited to apply, and Nick and Rory tell us that no experience is necessary. The only requirement is the passion to tell a story.
The course will include talks on the craft of narration, and introductory workshops on gathering material, note-taking, voice and structure. Nick Danziger will project selected photo stories and explain his working method, and Rory MacLean will underline the importance of writing from the heart, using honesty and personal experience to fill one’s creative work with feeling and excitement.
Time will be spent in one-to-one discussions, helping to draw out individual skills, and – if desired – to complete a specific story which individuals may want to tell, in words and/or in images, during the workshop. Work will be critiqued and discussed in depth, skills and techniques enhanced, with each text or portfolio given special, personal attention.
About the tutors
Nick Danziger is one of the world’s finest photojournalists and a naturally gifted visual story-teller. His photographic work is held in museum collections worldwide. His ‘mirror’ image of Tony Blair and George W. Bush shot during a 30-day, ground-breaking study of a Prime Minister at war won the World Press Photo Award. www.nickdanziger.com
Rory MacLean’s nine non-fiction books include the UK best-sellers Stalin’s Nose and Under the Dragon as well as Magic Bus. His works – according to the late John Fowles – are among those that ‘marvellously explain why literature still lives’. During his research journeys, he witnessed the opening of the Berlin Wall and met Aung San Suu Kyi when under house-arrest in Rangoon. His personal history of Berlin will be published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in January 2014. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. www.rorymaclean.com
Want to know more?
The workshop costs €1,250. Contact: email@example.com to learn more about this trip – and please mention TPOTY if you do so!
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MOROCCAN MAGIC… May 5-16
Eric Kruszewski, a photographer based near Washington, D.C., was the recipient of the 2010 New Talent Award from Travel Photographer of the Year. This recognition, along with a continued desire to capture imagery globally, exposed Eric to travel companies and workshops. Now Eric is giving back to the photography community by teaching the craft and sharing his passion through a travel photography expedition in Morocco.
Photographic exploration through a myriad of one-of-a-kind environments and ecosystems will be complemented by daily instruction and consultation tailored to improve each participant’s skills regardless of their level of expertise or experience. Three and four star accommodations complimented by traditional Moroccan hospitality and their world-famous culinary capabilities will make this a truly unforgettable journey. Prices start at $2299 Canadian Dollars.