Newhouse Students Document Lives of Syracuse Families During Fall Workshop
Sixty multimedia photography and design students (MPD) from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications are spending Oct. 16–19 documenting the lives of families across Syracuse as part of the school’s annual Fall Workshop.
The students will use photography, recorded sound, video and writing to tell their stories, focusing on the theme of Family and the Living Wage. Their work will be published online at http://fallworkshop.syr.edu/2014.
“The Fall Workshop is often cited by students as one of the best educational opportunities they had during their time in Syracuse,” says Bruce Strong, chair of the MPD department at Newhouse and director of the workshop. “We are grateful to all the professional coaches who give freely of their time to help our students grow and to the community members who opens their doors and allow us to take a closer look at such an important part of our society: family.”
“Home base” for the workshop will be Newhouse 3, where 25 photojournalists, video producers, graphic designers, photo editors and other types of visual communicators from across the country will provide advice and guidance as coaches.
In addition, an opening event will feature a talk by photojournalist Ami Vitale on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3.
Vitale’s work has taken her to 85 countries. Her photographs have been exhibited around the world and published in National Geographic, Adventure, Geo, Newsweek, Time and Smithsonian. Her work has garnered multiple awards from prestigious organizations including World Press Photos, the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism, Lucie awards, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting and the Magazine Photographer of the Year award, among others.
Follow the workshop as it unfolds on the website and on Facebook and Twitter (@TheFallWorkshop, #TFW14).
The weekend will conclude with a community screening on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium.
Sponsors include Nikon, Apple, Syracuse University Bookstore, ThinkTank, American Society of Media Photographers and Momenta.
For more information about the workshop, contact Nancy Austin at (315) 443-4082 or firstname.lastname@example.org.