Ages 16-29
Summer 2018, JHU-MICA Film Center

In this photography workshop, student fellows will bear witness with their cameras to the human life around them; in their families, on the their blocks, in their city. The photograph is a powerful tool for change, both personal and social, and while great photojournalists have borne witness to great historical events, they have also recorded ordinary events in ordinary lives in ways that have moved the world.  Fellows will consider the work of Edward Steichen, Sebastião Salgado, and Baltimore native Devin Allen, among others, learning storytelling techniques from masters as they develop their own styles and create bodies of work that reflect their individual histories, passions, toils, and joys.  These individual series will contribute to the larger record of who we are as part of the "family of men." Fellows will shoot in both color and black and white, and experiment with digital cameras, disposable cameras, and their own smartphones.  Each fellow will write an artist’s statement that speaks to the ideas explored in their work.  Artists’ statements and a selection of photographs will appear together in a photo book, as well as on the program website and at a program exhibition.  Limited to 10 student fellows.

Zoraida Díaz, a Colombian-born photojournalist, covered some of the most impactful Latin American stories of the 80s and 90s for Reuters.  Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Libération, O Globo, The  Guardian, Dagens Nyheter, Clarín, and elsewhere. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts at the University of Baltimore.

Jalen Eutsey received his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and is currently an MFA candidate in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.  He is an amateur photographer and documentarian who enjoys capturing the magic of the mundane.