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.


We just returned from a week away and found my zine waiting for me! I love it! Many thanks to you both and especially Edward for your time, expertise and patience as I began to learn InDesign. I am grateful and appreciative!
—Lisa (New York)
Thank you for all your guidance and patience with my project. There were some terrific students/talent in the class and you did a great job getting everyone to participate!
—Gerald (Minneapolis)

Anja Hitzenberger
Anja Hitzenberger
Anja Hitzenberger is a photographer, filmmaker, consultant, and educator. She is the founder of StrudelmediaLive, an educational platform that offers live online photography classes and more to people around the world. Anja studied in the Creative Practice full-time program at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City, and has been on the faculty there since 2009. She is dedicated to working with people from different cultures across the globe.

Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows, film festivals, and on theater stages throughout Europe, the United States, South America, and Asia. Her photography has been published internationally and is a part of both private and institutional collections, including the International Center of Photography. She has received numerous artistic grants and has been awarded residencies in Rome, Paris, Warsaw, Beijing, and Tainan (Taiwan). A focus of her activities has been working with live performance, including producing a multimedia piece that toured in New York City, Austria, and Korea.

Anja has been teaching live online photography classes since 2015, as well as in-person workshops in New York, Europe, China, and Taiwan. 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.