Diving Deep: A Monthly Mentoring Group: Fall
© Anja Hitzenberger
Diving Deep: A Monthly Mentoring Group: Fall
© Anja Hitzenberger

Diving Deep: A Monthly Mentoring Group: Fall

Dates: Mondays, Sep 18–Jan 22, 2024
Time: 12–3pm (ET)
Sessions: 6 (Group meets once per month on the following 5 Mondays: Sept 18, Oct 23, Nov 20, Dec 18, and Jan 22, 2024, plus a private 1-on-1 session)
Limited enrollment: 6 students
Fee: $595
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This intimate mentoring group meets once per month and is for photographers and media artists who are looking for long-term support and continuity while working on a project. We’ll discuss different approaches to the best way of telling the story, to fit each student’s individual project. During these monthly critiques we’ll also cover story structure, research, composition, editing, and documentary and conceptual approaches. This group is also a way to simply talk about anything related to photography to get inspired: we’ll look at other photographers’ work, discuss technical issues, and talk about how to best present the final project: on the web, in book form, an exhibition, or as a multimedia piece. A guest speaker (to be announced) will present their work and share their experience. This class is limited to 6 students only and each session runs for 3 hours with a 10 minute break. Includes a private 1-on-1 session.


Please note: 1) Students must submit a selection of at least 10 images or a link to their website to be accepted to this class. 2) Students should either be working on a project, or have a project idea at the beginning of the class.
As a photographer, I had many stories to tell but I didn't know how to evolve from photo-taker to storyteller. Anja generously shared her experience and through weekly assignments and her constructive critiques, she gave me the knowledge and confidence I needed. I'll always value her guidance as a turning point in my photography career.
—Jennifer (Monaco)
I want to tell you again that your class was great. I'm very inspired. Is there any chance you and Edward can continue this class? I don't want it to end!! It encompasses everything I love.
—Lee (California)

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.