This workshop is intended for those who have attended a previous Documentary Photo Essays workshop with Ali Baskerville. Places are limited to 10-12 and priority will be given to DG members.
This workshop is designed to give you the opportunity to develop your documentary story further.
We will look at:
The use of multi media to support a piece;
How we gather and record information;
Various editing platforms and outlets for work, whether it be a book or a website.
There will be a one-on-one project review with Ali during the afternoon session and a closing session looking at images taken during your afternoon photoshoot.
Documentary photography is about the world around us and in this workshop we will improve skills to capture the elements needed to bring a story into realisation. The day will include conversations on current work and how to move the story forward. Bring with you your laptop (we’ll have a couple of spare if you don't have one), edit software, portfolio of current project and importantly your cameras! We will be going out and about in Birmingham for a couple of hours during the day. Also bring information on those who have influenced you. This does not have to be exclusively photographers, it could be an artist or even a family member.
Impact Hub Birmingham,
50 Oxford Street,
The Impact Hub (https://birmingham.impacthub.net) is in the heart of Digbeth, close to both the Coach Station and Moor Street Railway Station. There are lots of car parks in the area.
DG members don’t forget that there is a discount of £25 on any DG paid event in 2016 (one per member, per year).
If you’d like to book a place, or have any queries, then contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Tutor:
Alison Baskerville is a photojournalist and documentary photographer. She studied at Westminster University and has a MA in photojournalism. Her career started in the RAF where she served for 12 years seeing active service in Bosnia and Iraq. It was whilst in Iraq that she became inspired to capture her surroundings on an old Nikon film camera and gave her the motivation and desire to change career paths and become a photojournalist.
She has built her portfolio up in a number of varied ways; documentary projects with charity organisations which exposed her to the rewarding challenges faced by those dedicated volunteers who give their time to others and to the opposite side of the spectrum. She also provides imagery for news picture desks and undertakes commercial based commissions.
In 2012 Alison returned to Afghanistan to capture the lives of women on the frontline. This resulted in an exhibition in the Oxo Gallery in London and is now the subject of an ongoing long term project. (http://www.alisonbaskerville.co.uk)