Photography, Expanded Lab: Digital Narratives

Call for Participants


UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 5pm EST

As part of the Photography, Expanded initiative, Magnum Foundation and The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, are pleased to announce the next Photography, Expanded Lab for documentary mediamakers, journalists, designers, and engineers seeking to expand their storytelling beyond the still image. Selected participants will gain critical insights into emerging digital strategies in order to engage audiences across platforms and mobilize communities around social justice issues. The lab will be comprised of a public panel and a two-day workshop for selected participants that is designed to catalyze a network of media producers to collaborate and push their projects forward.

Those with a strong desire to incorporate interactive and participatory techniques into their work are invited to apply. Participants for the Lab will be chosen through a competitive process to identify people who will be able to work collaboratively to produce new work.

Lab admission is free. Travel and accommodation WILL NOT be provided.

Contact Information
If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact:
Emma Raynes, Program Director, Magnum Foundation.
Email: eraynes@magnumfoundation.org
Phone: 212-219-1248

Program Partners
Magnum Foundation
The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Columbia University School of Journalism


Photography, Expanded is made possible with generous support from Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project and the Fledgling Fund. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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Photography, Expanded Lab: Digital Narratives
Co-organized by Magnum Foundation and The Brown Institute for Media Innovation

Dates and Locations:

PANEL: Tuesday, April 28, 6-8pm (open to the public)
Co-presented with Aperture
Aperture Gallery & Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY 10001

LAB: Saturday, May 2 - Sunday, May 3, 9am-6pm (for selected participants only)
The Brown Institute for Media Innovation
Columbia Journalism School
2950 North Broadway
New York, NY 10027


The Photography, Expanded Lab is a fantastic opportunity to learn and make a new documentary project at the intersection of photography, journalism, and technology. Apply now for the chance to collaborate with visual storytellers and technologists interested in reporting on social justice 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 Columbia Journalism School students will join practicing photographers, journalists, designers, and engineers to collaborate to develop new projects focused on social justice or human rights issues.

***Selected participants are required to attend both the evening panel on Tuesday, April 28 and two-day lab on Saturday, May 2 - Sunday, May 3.



Application Details:

  • Proposals are due by 5pm EST on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015.
  • Once you have submitted a complete proposal you will receive a confirmation email.
  • Lab admission is free. Travel and accommodation WILL NOT be provided.


Photography, Expanded is a Magnum Foundation initiative designed to inspire documentary photographers to expand their storytelling beyond the still image. Through intensive workshops and panel discussions photographers learn about emerging digital tools and methods to engage audiences across platforms and mobilize communities around social justice issues. http://magnumfoundation.org/photoex/


Program Partners


Magnum Foundation champions in-depth independent documentary photography that fosters empathy and social engagement. We support, train, and mentor the next generation of photographers and seek to increase the impact of historical and contemporary photography in the digital age. http://magnumfoundation.org

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation
Established in 2012, the Institute is a collaboration between Columbia and Stanford Universities. Our mission is simple: Sponsor thinking, building and speculating on how stories are discovered and told in a networked, digitized world. http://brown.columbia.edu/

Aperture
, a non-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online.


Photography, Expanded
is made possible with with generous support from Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project and the Fledgling Fund. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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