Matt Black: The Documentary Commitment

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Matt Black: The Documentary Commitment

Across a curriculum of 21 lessons spanning more than five hours, photographer Matt Black imparts vital lessons and advice in this online course.

Jonas Bendiksen: Curiosity in Practice

Over more than six hours, across 18 lessons, Bendiksen delves into a wide range of topics, covering his 20+ year career, how to navigate the industry, pitch for assignments, develop long-term documentary projects, and more.

Bieke Depoorter: Chance Encounters

Across 17 in-depth lessons spanning over three and a half hours, Depoorter shares insight and advice on how she builds trust with people in short spaces of time, allowing her to take intimate portraits of near-strangers, the benefits and complexities of collaborative relationships, and much more.

Alec Soth: Photographic Storytelling

Through 19 in-depth video lessons spanning more than five hours, you will learn about a variety of topics, from building a project to creating a photobook.

The Art of Street Photography

Seven world-class photographers - Bruce Gilden, Martin Parr, Susan Meiselas, Richard Kalvar, Carolyn Drake, Peter van Agtmael and Mark Power - provide their unique insights to guide you through the process of honing your street photography skills.

Matt Black: The Documentary Commitment

Across a curriculum of 21 lessons spanning more than five hours, Black speaks on his pathway into photography, teaches some of his key guiding principles to making meaningful work, often on difficult subjects, and shares insights on how he has developed significant projects focused on themes of geography, inequality, and the environment in his native region of the Central Valley in California, as well as further afield.

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Jonas Bendiksen: Curiosity in Practice

Across 18 in-depth lessons, award-winning photographer Jonas Bendiksen imparts the vital lessons learned over a 20+ year career. Delving into a wide range of subjects, Bendiksen explores the inspiration found in a restless attitude to making photographs—as well as the nitty-gritty details of the craft, and shares valuable insights and advice on generating ideas, storytelling techniques, and developing long-term documentary projects.

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Bieke Depoorter: Chance Encounters

In our third on-demand course, Depoorter delves into her philosophy on working with people — one that is rooted in the idea of being “a person first, photographer second” — while also exploring the complexities that come with this approach. Through a curriculum of 17 lessons, Depoorter shares how she builds trust with her subjects in a short space of time, allowing her to create intimate portraits of near-strangers. Drawing on her main bodies of work, she explores the benefits and complexities of photographic relationships.

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Alec Soth: Photographic Storytelling

Learn from world-renowned photographic artist Alec Soth. Gain unique insights into Soth’s practice and process through over five hours of exclusive video lessons, including in-depth interviews, on-location shoots and off-line workbooks with expanded dialogues, tips and tricks. This course covers Soth’s creative journey, how to build photographic projects, portraiture, developing photobooks from dummy to publication and more.

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The Art of Street Photography

This course presents a curriculum of ten engaging video lessons featuring the honest advice and insights from seven world-class Magnum photographers plus industry experts. You will learn the mindset and framework required to become a successful street photographer, and see your tutors in action as they photograph in a variety of locations, from Bruce Gilden on the streets of New York to Martin Parr at a county fair.

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