Telling Summer Stories through a Visual Diary
© Anja Hitzenberger
Online Class Presented by The International Center of Photography (ICP)

Telling Summer Stories through a Visual Diary

Dates: Wednesdays, Jul 14–Aug 11, 2021
Time: 11am–1pm (ET)
Sessions: 5
Limited enrollment: 12 students
Fee: $390
registration closed

Presented by the International Center of Photography (ICP). This class delves into creative ways to capture your immediate surroundings — no matter where you are — with images that express the feeling of summer. After months of lockdown and social distancing, how might you explore your immediate environment? We experiment with blending memories and past personal experiences with our “new normal” by examining ways to add text or photos from our archives and discuss how to photograph non-tangibles, like heat, smell, or feelings. We also cover different approaches to telling personal stories by studying the work of artists such as Nina Katchadourian, Hiraki Sawa, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Robert Adams, and Daniel Ramos, among others. By the end of class, students will have created a visual diary of their summer and deepened their creative and artistic practice. Registration is through the ICP website.


Please note: Open to all skill levels.
To me, online classes have been a synonym for freedom. Freedom of being where I was, geographically. Freedom of expressing myself through the group discussions and learning by sharing with others and with Anja.
—Lara (France)
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, private photography consultant, and educator. She is the founder of StrudelmediaLive online classes. Anja studied at the International Center of Photography (ICP General Studies full-time program) in New York, where she is now on the faculty. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows, in film festivals, and on theater stages throughout Europe, the United States, South America and Asia, and published internationally in magazines and books. She has received numerous grants, including “Swing Space” from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), and has completed residencies in Rome, Paris, Warsaw and Beijing. Anja enjoys teaching students from different nationalities, and has several years of experience in teaching live online photography classes, as well as in-person workshops in New York, Europe, and China. 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.