Storytelling: A Documentary Photography Workshop with NOOR Photographer Alixandra Fazzina

PAST EVENT: Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Photojournalists use their cameras to capture the truth of the moment and share it with the world, often shining a light on underreported or forgotten stories. Learn the art of long-form photojournalism from acclaimed London-based NOOR photographer Alixandra Fazzina at our workshop on storytelling through documentary photography. This workshop will focus on creating a storyline for a long-form piece and concentrate on themes and perspective rather than technical aspects of photography.

This workshop will be held off-site at the Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) in Downtown Los Angeles, and the focus of the day will be on telling the stories of the women helped by DWC, as well as DWC’s programs and staff. The Annenberg Space for Photography thanks the clients and staff of DWC for generously sharing their stories with the workshop attendees.

The day will begin with examples of long-form photojournalism by Fazzina and other photojournalists, followed by a tour of DWC’s facilities. Then workshop participants will meet with some of the staff and clients to develop potential storylines for their projects. Students will shoot and work in small groups assisted by Fazzina, with time at the end of the workshop to review the day’s images with her.

Purchase of a workshop ticket also guarantees preferred VIP seating at Fazzina’s Iris Nights lecture at the Annenberg Space for Photography after the workshop.

All levels welcome, but due to the advanced nature of this workshop, experienced photographers are encouraged to apply. Students should bring their own equipment, but limit it to essentials they would reasonably be able to bring with them on assignment. VIP seating at Iris Nights is for Fazzina’s lecture only, and limited to one seat per workshop attendee. 


Alixandra Fazzina
Alixandra Fazzina

War artist and photographer Alixandra Fazzina has always looked beyond the headlines. Uncovering the human consequences of war, much of her work has focused on refugees. Shortlisted for this year’s Prix Pictet Award on Disorder, Fazzina’s reportage was published in the book A Million Shillings’ Escape from Somalia. She is a member of NOOR…

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The New Americans installation features a collection of stories on refugees who made their way to the United States to start a new life.


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Downtown Women's Center
442 S San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90013


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