For Writers and Journalists: Improve Your Photography
© Anja Hitzenberger
Online Class co-presented by fjum and strudelmediaLIVE

For Writers and Journalists: Improve Your Photography

Dates: Wednesdays, Apr 22–May 20, 2020
Time: 11am–1pm (ET)
Sessions: 5 (4 group sessions and a 30 minute 1-on-1 session with Anja on May 20)
Limited enrollment: 10 students
Fee: €320
To register for this class, or for more information, please email us.

Do you write and photograph for online publications, blogs, social media or local newspapers, but feel your photos could be stronger? Join us for this live online photography class to improve your photography storytelling and environmental portrait skills. Together we'll analyze how a good photo story is structured and what to consider when photographing people. Improve your photographic “seeing” with weekly, hands-on exercises. Works by a variety of documentary photographers are discussed to inspire you for your own photo stories.

Exciting guest speaker: Gianni Cipriano (The New York Times, The Guardian, Wired, The Wall Street Journal) will share his expertise on environmental portraits.

Co-presented with Forum Journalismus und Medien Wien (fjum) in Vienna, Austria (this class will be in English).


What a great class — I learned a lot and found it very inspirational!
—Jessica (New York City)
I am a huge fan of live online photography classes, having participated in a dozen since 2014! Through inspiring and encouraging critique from instructors and discussion with other students, I have seen my own work and that of others grow, focus and refine. Another benefit of these classes is the opportunity to meet and interact with others, near and far, who, like myself, are not able to participate in a New York City classroom. I have enjoyed Anja's classes so very much; her expertise is impressive, her enthusiasm contagious!
—Lisa (New York City)

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.