From October 28 till November 5, I attended a workshop in Mexico with Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey. The goal was to document the streets of Oaxaca and the various festivities and celebrations surrounding Day of the Dead, a holiday celebrated all week long with a climax on October 31 and November 1. Or as David describes it: You should know going in that my intent is to take you from where you are as a photographer to your logical or aesthetic “next step” with the emphasis on becoming an essayist and communicating with true “visual literacy”. Also check his Magnum-profile and BURN Magazine.
“Everyone is playing a game with the audience. If you don’t, you are dead in the water.”
Recently I attended a multimedia storytelling workshop in London, organized by Duckrabbit, a multimedia production company. The following statement comes from their website (used with permission) as I can’t describe it any better: “We work with documentary audio, still photography and video to make compelling film and audio narratives for commercial, charity and broadcast clients. We also train photographers, videographers, journalists and communications professionals in audio-visual storytelling and online strategic communications.”