Documentary Storytelling: Explore New Tools and Ideas
Strengthen and refine your skills in telling documentary stories and discover ways to get them out to an audience. We’ll discuss how to start a project, the creative process, strategies for working in the field with different subjects and locations, and how to identify and overcome obstacles. We’ll also explore new tools that can enrich your visual narratives by adding graphic elements, such as text, drawings, or maps and we’ll discuss creative ways to tell powerful stories across various platforms. Finally, we will look at different ways of sharing and distributing a finished story to reach a large and diverse audience on your own without an agent, newspaper, or gallery.
Anita Pouchard Serra is a French-Argentine photographer based in Buenos Aires and working mostly in Latin America. Her work focuses on current societal problems involving identity, migration, empowerment, and territory, with a strong transdisciplinary approach. She considers each project a laboratory to explore her photographic practice, from drawings to performance. She is a Pulitzer Center grantee and National Geographic Emergency Fund recipient (2020); a “We, Women” grantee by Women Photograph and United Photo Industries (2019); an Open Society Foundation “Moving Walls” fellow (2018); and a multiple IWMF (International Women’s Media Foundation) grantee. Her work has been published in Time, The New York Times, Le Monde, Bloomberg, Amnesty International, Days Japan, Wired, and Geo magazine among others and has exhibited her work in Argentina, France, Uruguay, Spain, and the United States. She has taught photojournalism in Argentina, France, the United States and El Salvador.Anita teaches documentary storytelling and more for StrudelmediaLive.