El Paso, Texas
2022 dates coming soon
15 spaces available
Project El Paso
On August 3, 2019, a gunman entered a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas and killed 22 people while injuring 24 others. The events of that day will be burned in the minds of many Americans including those of us at Momenta as we watched the news in horror.
Now the city faces another terrible burden as the COVID-19 impact creates even more strain on the city’s resources. The nonprofit partners are working tirelessly to support their city and, in 2021, they will need us more than ever to help tell their story.
Momenta stands with the citizens of El Paso. Every year, we seek new domestic workshop locations with a thriving nonprofit spirit that needs our support. The decision to choose El Paso was easy. As a border town with incredible diversity, faith, and culture, the nonprofits of El Paso and citizens need their stories told. The documentary projects you create will show the world they are more than just one horrible act of hatred.
You can be a force of change. On this inspirational workshop, you will be paired with a local nonprofit to create a powerful photo essay about their staff and all their efforts to fulfill their mission. The nonprofits benefit from your brilliant photos by using them to tell their story to the world and you will learn real-world skills on documenting humanitarian issues.
You’ll also have a full day of educational lectures, hands-on instruction to help improve your technical skills, as well as daily one-on-one editing sessions. We end our week together with a huge public slideshow party on Friday night to celebrate you and the amazing nonprofits from your projects.
Scroll down this page to learn about your instructors, the FAQs, and trip details.
Your photography skills can change lives.
This workshop will inspire, challenge, and invigorate your photography like no other.
Work directly with local nonprofit staff and clients
1-on-1, personalized editing for each student, every day for an hour or more
- Use exceptional gear provided by our Official Camera Sponsor Sony
Our slideshow party held for the public and media of El Paso will end the week together
COVID-19 NOTICE: The safety of our students and staff on the ground is paramount to us and we take it very seriously. With the situation changing so quickly, we want to ensure, when we all gather in person to support the nonprofits that desperately need us, it is the best environment for your learning and creativity as well as safety.
As we prepare for all our workshops in 2021-2022, we will continue to follow city, state, and federal guidelines for safety protocols and working with our advisors to ensure every precaution possible is made. In addition to the usual safety preparations and PPE we use on our programs, we will also be implementing stringent personal and group hygiene protocols during all workshops.
Since our programs are limited to small groups and are first come-first serve, we recommend putting your deposit in for the workshop program to hold your place. If you decide you’d like to transfer to another workshop in the future, we are waiving all transfer fees through January 2022 to allow you to feel most comfortable with your decision to travel with us.