Visual Storytelling — Developing Your Own Voice
© Anja Hitzenberger

Visual Storytelling — Developing Your Own Voice

Dates: Mondays, Jul 6–Sep 21, 2020
Time: 1–3pm (ET)
Sessions: 6 (5 group sessions plus a private session with Anja before Sep 21) (This class meets on Mondays every few weeks: July 6, 20; August 3, 24; Sep. 21)
Limited enrollment: 8 students
Fee: $385
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Would you like to start a new project but don’t quite know how? Or are you looking for new ideas for something you’re already working on? We’ll discuss a variety of approaches to visual storytelling — ways of shooting, story structure, research, composition, editing and sequencing, and documentary and conceptual approaches. We’ll also look at work by other photographers to analyze the tools they used for creative storytelling, including adding non-photographic elements. This class meets every few weeks and assignments will be customized to each student, to help you develop your own individual photographic voice.


Anja's live online classes provided an intimate and safe space where I felt comfortable to present and discuss my work with other students, thus traning me for presenting my work outside of class. The assignments coupled with class critiques taught me how to formulate my point of view of other people's work, and to continue learning about things such as composition and sequencing. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is committed to advancing their photography, or who might need a little push and new prespective on where to take their work.
—Nastassia (France)
Thank you for all your guidance and patience with my project. There were some terrific students/talent in the class and you did a great job getting everyone to participate!
—Gerald (Minneapolis)

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.