How it all began.
10 Years of Documentary Photography
In 2008, Momenta was founded by three passionate media professionals who were all working for top tier photography companies. As the media struggled with cutbacks and diminishing budgets, each founder saw the need for change in the industry and the way stories were told to the public. Their goal: find like-minded photographers around the world and encourage social change with powerful documentary images.
Ten years ago, we launched our first workshops to train photographers in travel documentary and nonprofit storytelling. With more than 700 students and 60 workshops around the globe, the Momenta model has been helping photographers connect with important stories around the globe. We have changed the way nonprofits think about photography and we happily have helped to create new careers for our students.
Our passion drives our mission.
You’ll never work harder or have as much fun doing it!
Our workshops specialize in helping storytellers expand their skills and harness their passion for social change. We aim to create a network of journalists, nonprofits and media experts from around the world. In a sense, we fill the void current media institutions cannot by getting photographers out into the field to hone their skills, perfect their craft and carry on the mission of journalistic integrity. At the same time, we are building a new media marketplace that will continue to pay dividends to the communications community for some time to come.
Our workshops are not a “travel with a camera” experience. We seek to show our student’s new ways to witness the world, meet new people and explore new ways of storytelling. It is challenging. It is motivating. It is rewarding. And it is a helluva lot of fun. Trust us when we say this: these workshops will change your life.