The Brown Institute is pleased to announce a unique set of events, co-organized with the Magnum Foundation, called the “Photography, Expanded Lab: Digital Narratives.” Selected Columbia Journalism School students will join other selected participants – practicing photographers, journalists, designers, and engineers – to collaborate to develop new projects focused on social justice or human rights issues.
The documentary landscape has been radically altered by massive cultural and technological shifts over the past decade – from the emergence of social media reporting and smartphonography to data journalism. Photographers and journalists are now faced with incredible new challenges and opportunities to shape visual storytelling for social impact. So while independent reporters are adopting emerging digital tools, news corporations and media startups are also moving strategically into interactive journalism, to produce more immersive and shareable stories.
The Photography, Expanded Lab is comprised of a panel presentation, followed by a two-day intensive workshop. The panel will examine a wide range of innovative approaches to documentary storytelling across digital media, while the workshop offers a deeper dive into the application of online and interactive strategies and tools for long-form documentary photography stories.
Selected participants are required to attend both the evening panel on Tuesday, April 28 and the two-day lab on Saturday & Sunday, May 2 – 3. Interested Columbia Journalism Students can read more about the event and apply here.