Documentary Photography: Reality as Subject
© Marco Bello

Documentary Photography: Reality as Subject

Dates: Wednesdays, Feb 6–Mar 27, 2019
Time: 11am–1pm (ET)
Sessions: 8
Limited enrollment: 10 students
Fee: $435
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Award-winning photojournalist Marco Bello will share his experience and skills on how to create powerful documentary stories. Students will learn different techniques to develop a strong narrative with their images. Through group discussions we’ll learn different approaches to documentary storytelling relating to political, social, personal or human rights issues. Through readings and theoretical examinations we’ll study the works of classic and contemporary documentary photographers. For the first weeks of the class students will create new work through practical assignments, and will then move into a final project of their choice.


I was fortunate enough to take this documentary photography class with Marco Antonio Bello, and have come away with new insights and a much better understanding of what documentary photography is all about. Thank you Marco for your tenacity and inspiration!
—Barbara (New Jersey)
I appreciate how you shared what you had to do to take photos and your whole workflow process. It was kind of like doing an internship with you — getting a real inside look from a person who is shooting for one of the top agencies in the world — without having to wear a bulletproof vest and gas mask.
—Deborah (Boston)

Marco Bello
Marco Bello

Marco Antonio Bello is an award-winning Reuters photojournalist, based in Caracas (Venezuela) and Miami. He originally studied business and worked as an IT consultant, but the political and social changes in Venezuela after the death of President Chavez in 2013 inspired him to become a photojournalist, eventually working for Reuters in Venezuela. In 2016 he attended the ICP Masterclass “Visual Storytelling in the Digital Age” in Turin, Italy, and in 2017 he was accepted to the Eddie Adams Workshop in New York. Along with photojournalism, he also teaches photography workshops in some of the main photography schools in Venezuela.

He has received awards from Le Prix de la Photographie de Paris (2018), 75th Picture of the Year International (POYI) Award of Excellence (2018), American Photography 34 Chosen Winner (2018); NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism (2018), PDN Photo Annual (2018), International Photography Awards (2017), Honorable Mention; Latin American Fotografia 6 Winner (2017), and National Award of Journalism (2015).

Marco teaches documentary photography and photojournalism   for StrudelmediaLive.