Photography and Storytelling: Explore New Tools and Ideas
How can we take advantage of the current at-home time many of us are experiencing to further develop a project? If you can’t currently shoot for your project, make this a good moment to concentrate on research or to take a new look at the material you already have. We’ll discuss the creative process, how to plan a project, strategies for working with different subjects and locations, and how to overcome challenges that pop up along the way. Strengthen and refine your skills and explore new tools that can enrich your visual narratives by adding graphic elements, such as text, drawings, or maps. Finally, we’ll discuss creative ways to tell and share stories across various platforms, and how to reach a large and diverse audience on your own without an agent, magazine, 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.