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Thursday, June 7 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Turning your photo project into a book w/ Michelle Frankfurter

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Cost: $200, with workshop limited to 15 participants [Participants can bring their own lunch]

Expose is a FotoEvidence's one-day educational event taught by one of the winners or finalists of the FotoEvidence Book Award. Participants will meet with the photographer and will be able to retrace the organization and execution of their award-winning work.  The workshop is open to all photographers interested in developing long-term projects with a book in mind in the pursuit of social justice.

Michelle Frankfurter, a finalist for the 2012 FotoEvidence Book Award for her project Destino, will be leading the workshop.

Students will learn the following:

* How to prepare for long term project work, including research, contact with local organizations, learning about the local culture and how to enter difficult to access locations.
* How to execute long-term project work that is designed to raise social awareness
* How to work on a story with a book in mind
* How to produce a book as photo evidence, including editing, design and choice of writers, as well as other elements if the book is to serve as a proof for NGOs and social movements.
* How to use the published book as a tool for social change, including contacting governments, foreign missions, human rights organizations, school libraries and more.

FotoEvidence was founded in 2010 to continue the tradition of using photography to draw attention to human rights violations, injustice, oppression and assaults on human dignity wherever they may occur. Photographs have not only changed people’s perception but, in some cases, altered the course of history. For seven years, the FotoEvidence Book Award recognized one photographer whose work demonstrates courage and commitment in the pursuit of social justice and, in 2017, FotoEvidence partnered with World Press Photo. The book award was renamed the FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. The selected project is published by FotoEvidence as part of a series of photo books dedicated to the work of photographers, whose commitment and courage deliver painful truths, creating awareness and intolerance towards violations of human dignity.

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Michelle Frankfurter

Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Michelle Frankfurter is a documentary photographer, currently living in Takoma Park, Maryland.A graduate from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in English, Michelle has been recognized, published and exhibited worldwide.Before settling in the... Read More →

Thursday June 7, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Nitze Room 417 John Hopkins SAIS

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