Creative Visual Storytelling: An Exploration
© anja hitzenberger

Creative Visual Storytelling: An Exploration

Dates: Wednesdays, Feb 9–Mar 30, 2022
Time: 12–2pm (ET)
Sessions: 8
Limited enrollment: 8 students
Fee: $460
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Would you like to bring your photography to the next level by telling richer stories with your images? In this class we’ll explore techniques for developing a strong narrative and building sequenced stories, and how adding non-photography elements can enrich the overall message. We'll look at work by other photographers to analyze story structure and we'll examine the methods and tools they use for creative storytelling — including adding text, drawings, archival and “found” photos, and more. Examples will be presented on how a story can be told in different ways on different platforms (web-based, book-form, mail art, and installation). Through weekly critique, exercises, and discussion, you’ll deepen your photography practice and develop your own visual voice.


Anja's course helped me to get out of my comfort zone and grow as a photographer — the assignments and the feedback helped me to be more honest about my work and challenge myself more. I cannot stress enough how useful her courses would be for anyone looking to improve as a storyteller and photographer. I really enjoyed the interactive part where you can speak and see the other people in class in real time — it really brings up the learning experience.
—Alejandra (Mexico)
I have learned much from Anja and StrudelmediaLive classes. She and the other teachers are very well accomplished on the technical and artistic sides of photography, helping me to grow in both areas. Anja has a creative mind and is very pleasant to work with — very important traits for a photography mentor. I look forward to more classes with her and the other teachers.
—Jay (Oakland)

Anja Hitzenberger
Anja Hitzenberger

Anja Hitzenberger is a photographer, filmmaker, private photography consultant, and educator. She is the founder of StrudelmediaLive online classes. Anja studied at the International Center of Photography (ICP General Studies full-time program) in New York, where she is now on the faculty. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows, in film festivals, and on theater stages throughout Europe, the United States, South America and Asia, and published internationally in magazines and books. She has received numerous grants, including “Swing Space” from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), and has completed residencies in Rome, Paris, Warsaw and Beijing. Anja enjoys teaching students from different nationalities, and has several years of experience in teaching live online photography classes, as well as in-person workshops in New York, Europe, and China. Originally from Salzburg, Austria, she divides her time between New York and Vienna.

Anja teaches visual storytelling, environmental portraits, critique groups, and how movies can inspire your photography for StrudelmediaLive.