Photography & Change in Uganda
EXCLUSIVE: Small Group Workshops
This program is for experienced, beginning and emerging photographers who want to document developmental, environmental, health and relief projects in Uganda while learning how to connect with, cover and contribute to the work of non-governmental organizations (NGO's), orphanages, doctors, advocacy groups and AIDS projects in rural villages, and urban areas.
Students will learn to tell stories with images about orphanages, doctors, AIDS and Malaria prevention and treatment programs, as well as life studies in rural villages and urban areas. This is not only an intensive hands-on workshop in photography, but an opportunity to complete a personal body of work for a portfolio, learn how to work with and for NGO's and learn respectful techniques for photographing people across cultures --while contributing to the world relief efforts with your stories.
Assignment Uganda, Everyday Miracles Along the Nile is an exclusive, small group, customized photography workshop, designed to connect you with the people and culture of Uganda while broadening your photographic skills and vision. This is a photography workshop for photographers at any level. While we will cover some digital photography techniques, this workshop is mostly about making images in the field and gaining a greater awareness of effective story telling in a cross cultural environment.
This exciting workshop will provide a unique photography workshop experience, allowing each participant to experience and learn ethnographic photography, receive one-on one feedback and critique, and learn to connect to people as photographic subjects in a different way. Participants will explore a wide variety of techniques that allow each picture to tell a story, learn to bring out the emotion and unique-ness of a place and its people through the use of the camera. Participants will also explore their own, individual place within an image as the creator and photographer.
This intensive workshop is a dynamic and exciting blend of lectures, discussions, and outdoor assignments in which participants tackle the challenges of photographing in the field in a foreign environment. We discuss ways to approach and photograph people, cross-cultural considerations in foreign countries, tips on equipment and digital concerns in different travel and outdoor environments. This workshop includes group and individual critiques, personal assignments, and one-on-one mentoring meetings with the instructor.
The emphasis is on expanding your creative vision in the realm of travel and documentary photography.
If you want to do more with your own photography, have ever thought about working either alongside or in the employ of an NGO to assist in their mission, or are already working as a professional or citizen journalist and want to take that work to the next level, in a region and country out of your comfort zone-- then the Uganda Experience will be your ideal workshop!
Participants will work directly with one of our NGO partner's in a real world, extended documentary environment. Workshop attendees will be assisted in connecting with an NGO that has a mission complementary to the photographer’s own goals for their work. Each student then covers the daily activities of the organization. Your visual product will be provided to the organization as a thank you for allowing access to their programs and will be used to further the cause of NGO’s in areas such as HIV/AIDS outreach, vocational training, orphanages and general health care.
The Uganda Experience will help train you to work with non profits on a professional level. Many participants will return home with work that
Upon arrival in Uganda, each student will meet with the instructor on a one-on-one basis to discuss their photography, their NGO partner, and develop a strategy based on the student’s goals for the workshop. This workshop will be tailored to each student on a personal level so that each person returns home with the best experience possible.
About Your Instructor
Leslie Alsheimer, a Masters level social worker, has received numerous awards for her deeper perspective documentary essays, and her Uganda portfolios. Her work was recently awarded and published in National Geographic Traveler and PDN Magazines, earned her a Spotlight Portfolio Award in Black & White Magazine as well as four Honorable Mention LUCIE Awards at the 2008 and 2009 International Photography Awards. Leslie Alsheimer's work can be viewed at: www.lesliealsheimer.com.
"Leslie Alsheimer’s behind-the-camera photographic expertise and her in-front-of-the-computer mastery of all things Photoshop combined with her training and experience as a social worker and social documentarian make the workshop experience offered by Santa Fe Digital Darkroom unique among workshop offerings available today. I cannot say enough about the quality of my experience from both a photographic and a humanitarian perspective. After completing a recent workshop with Leslie in Uganda, I feel I am not only a better photographer but a better person as well. What more could one ask from a two-week workshop. " Stephen K. Hall
For More Information
Please email our offices for information about this workshop at email@example.com, or call 707-SEE-FOTO.
We look forward to working with you on this life-changing workshop experience!
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"I wanted to write and thank you again for making it possible for me to experience Uganda and its people. Getting to know some of them, seeing how they live and survive each day, was truly something I will never forget. Having been there, I don't believe I will ever see Africa, or for that matter, the U.S., the same ever again. Scott "
This course is designed for people who have working knowledge of the photo mechanical process and working photo storytelling skills. The instructor will work with each photographer to find the right fit with a local NGO partner upon registration. This will not be a Photoshop course.
As each of our workshops is customized to accommodate the interests of each of the participants attending, the itinerary will be sent 30 days
Additional 3 & 5 day Safari Packages also available
To register for a workshop, contact us by phone 707.SEE.FOTO (707.733.3686) or by email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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