Creative Visual Storytelling: An Exploration
Wednesdays, April 21–May 19, 2021 . 06:00–08:00 p.m. Berlin Time (12:00–02:00 p.m. NYC Time)
275 euros (incl. Live-Online Guided Tour and five sessions) max. 10 participants
Would you like to bring your photography to the next level by telling richer stories with your images?
During these five weeks, we meet online via video conferences held on Wednesdays. Through weekly unique exercises, we will challenge ourselves to experiment with new techniques and creative approaches to storytelling. We’ll explore techniques for developing a strong narrative and building sequenced stories, and how adding non-photography elements can enrich the overall message.
We'll look at work by other photographers to analyze story structure and we'll examine the methods and tools they use for creative storytelling — including adding text, drawings, archival and "found" photos, and more. Examples will be presented on how a story can be told in different ways on different platforms (web-based, book-form, mail art, and installation). Through weekly critique, exercises, and discussion, you’ll deepen your photography practice and develop your own visual voice.
A special highlight of the workshop will be a live online tour through the C/O Berlin group exhibition Send Me an Image . From Postcards to Social Media.
Anja Hitzenberger is a photographer, video artist and educator. She is on the faculty of the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, and she is the founder of StrudelmediaLive, which offers live online photography courses for people participating from locations around the world. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows, at film festivals and on theater stages throughout Europe, the United States, South America and Asia. Her current focus is on urban spaces and changing environments, and how these changes affect our society. She has received numerous art grants and has completed residencies in Rome, Paris, Warsaw, Beijing and Tainan. Originally from Salzburg, Austria, she divides her time between New York and Vienna, Austria.