The Journey

El Paso, Texas

​August ​18-21, ​2020

Tuition: $1500

Limited Enrollment:
15 available spaces
10 spaces left

Project El Paso 2020

Photographing Nonprofits

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.

Momenta stands with the citizens of El Paso. Every year, we see new domestic workshop locations with a thriving nonprofit spirit that needs our support. This year’s decision 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 will end our week together with a huge public slideshow party celebrating the amazing nonprofits from your projects!

Scroll down this page to learn about your instructors, the details, and the program description. 

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
  • Lectures on inspirational documentary photography 
  • Our slideshow party held for the public and media of El Paso will end the week together