Project DC 2012
Photography as a Force of Change
in collaboration with
Location: Washington, DC
Dates: November 2012 (During FotoWeek DC)
Please contact our office for itinerary and travel information.
- Momenta provides each student with a detailed questionnaire. We use this to match each student's interest with a nonprofit in Washington, DC
- Each student will get their own nonprofit to work with, based on feedback from our pre-workshop student questionnaire
- Momenta will handle all pre-workshop logistics for nonprofit assignments including introductions to each nonprofit occuring about 1-2 weeks before the workshop
- Student work benefits small, local nonprofits in their need to publicize and project their activities to new audiences
- Momenta presents an intensive instruction on Photo Mechanic and photo asset archiving
- Students receive daily personal reviews with lead instructor and Momenta staff
- Nightly slideshows, lectures and group critiques
- Daily mentoring and story development editing one-on-one with an instructor for at least one hour a day
- Voluntary multimedia instruction for interested attendees
- Lectures on narrative storytelling, elements of a photo story and history of documentary photography
- Final slide show and party hosted by Momenta for all students, nonprofit staff, general public and members of the photographic community
Momenta is coming home! We have been based in the Washington, DC area since our company's founding but have never done a Project Workshop in our backyard. If you've joined Momenta for a photography or multimedia workshop, this will be a wonderful one to attend as we are planning it in conjunction with the FotoWeekDC celebrations.
During your trip with us, you will not only learn to work directly with a nonprofit on a relevant photo story but will also receive lectures on business models for making nonprofit photography work for you, including how to market your portfolio for nonprofit clients as well as financing a personal project through grant writing and public fund raising.
We choose our nonprofits based on need , working mostlywith small, local, underfunded projects that have a serious need for photography. These groups usually have very small budgets and have never had access to a photographer before. They give our students access and in turn the students learn how to work with a nonprofit to gather quality imagery for a portfolio piece.
Momenta will offer to connect photographers with nonprofit organizations we have worked with in the past. However, we also encourage more advanced photographers to find their own photo story or charity of their choice. If you've never done this before but would like to try, don't worry! Our team of instructors and staff will guide you every step of the way if you choose to venture down this road.
Every day of the workshop, Momenta staff and instructors with work with you to develop a photo story that is close to your personal vision. We do this through daily one-on-one editing with your instructors for about one hour each evening.
A wonderful new addition to our curriculum in 2012 is the collaboration of Momenta Workshops and Leica Camera during our Project Workshop series. All photographers on this trip will have the opportunity to borrow and demo the digital Leica M9 camera bodies and lenses to use in their nonprofit photo stories. We will have a special lecture during orientation about the use of Leica cameras and their great history in documentary photography.
Students are also encouraged to record audio for multimedia presentations and use in their portfolio. Momenta will have audio gear on hand to borrow. Multimedia instruction and editing will also be available for interested attendees.
On the final night of the workshop, Momenta hosts a student slide show presentation for all the organizations who participated in the workshop as well as neighborhood residents, local photographers, journalists, workshop attendees and all the participants of FotoWeekDC. The slideshow is truly a moving and emotional experience for everyone involved. It creates a wonderful atmosphere of camaraderie and celebration to honor our time together!
We hope you can join us for this very special workshop experience in Washington, DC, one of America's most vibrant and exciting cities!
Workshop fees include: one-on-one editing with instructors on a daily basis, personal portfolio reviews, a student handbook, all handouts and workshop materials, daily slideshows and lectures, software and equipment training, an opening night dinner and our final celebration and slideshow party provided by Momenta for the public at our headquarters.
Workshop fees do not include:meals, transportation, hotel accommodations. Momenta does offer suggestions for housing and transportation deals in Washington, DC.
Please contact our staff for a trip itinerary and travel arrangement questions.
About your Instructors
One of the instructors for this workshop will be Jamie Rose, our Director of Workshops. Jamie has been a documentarian working out of DC for the last decade.
Jamie is considered an expert in nonprofit photography. She has been interviewed by Photo District News (PDN), News Photographer Magazine and numerous online publications about the importance of nonprofit documentary photography.
In 2011, Jamie was awarded the United Nations' IPC's Photographers Leadership Award. She has won numerous awards and grants for her documentary and nonprofit work including the prestigious White House News Photographers' Association Project Grant for her portfolio of nonprofit work from Africa.
Jamie's list of co-instructors will be announced in November 2011. Learn more about your instructors by visiting Our Instructors page.
For More Information
Please email our staff for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also reach Director of Workshops Jamie Rose between the hours of 9:00 a.m - 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday at our offices at 202.688.1448.
Please contact us for more information about this workshop today.