Registration is open for a new session with classes starting March 8th…
Project Development, Storytelling, Photo Essays and the Personal Project 2023 with David H. Wells
Follow this exhibition link to take a look at eight projects developed in previous sessions of this workshop
The story of Mary on the Half Shell and other lawn shrines told through photos by Denise Bass, a former workshop attendee, with quotes from shrine keepers. See more of her story at www.denisebassphotography.com/finding-mary
Before taking the storytelling workshop I had some general story ideas, but no direction. The workshop has helped me define my ideas and turn them into clearly defined stories that I can keep building on. The feedback I received from the instructors and other participants has improved my projects and taught me how to better provide that for others. – Denise Bass
During the second and third sessions, each student would be expected to briefly pitch the idea for their project and draw insight on the idea from the feedback offered by the rest of the group.
The third through sixth sessions will be devoted to reviews of the personal projects as they develop, with some discussion of potential outlets for the final project.
The program concludes with an online exhibition at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts of the projects completed by the attendees.
About David H. Wells is a freelance photographer/video maker using whatever technology he can to create visual narratives. He is based in Providence, Rhode Island. He focuses on photo-essays for publication and exhibition, including magazines, brochures, and annual reports. He has produced images for local, national and international clientele. Past assignments have been for Life Magazine, National Geographic Publications and the New York Times Magazine to name a few. He has produced 16 photo-essays for the award winning Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine. His work has been featured in one-person exhibits at Brown University, U.C. Berkeley and Harvard University. His work has been part of group exhibitions at the Houston FotoFest and the Visa pour l’Image Festival in Perpignan. Portfolios of his work have appeared in American Photography Four, Camera and Darkroom, Communication Arts Photography Annual, Graphics: The Human Condition, Photo District News, Photo Magazine, Photographers International and Zoom. His photo-essays have been funded by fellowships from Nikon/NPPA, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the MacArthur Foundation’s Program of Research and Writing on International Peace and Cooperation, the Alicia Patterson Foundation and the Fulbright Foundation. His project on the pesticide poisoning of California farm workers was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by the Philadelphia Inquirer. He was featured in Photo District News as one of “The Best Workshop Instructors.”
Develop your Visual Storytelling with personalized feedback from David H. Wells
in this Hybrid Workshop
Zoom Sessions: Wednesdays 7:00 – 9:00pm
• March 8th • March 29th • April 12th • April 26th • May 10th • May 31st
Creative Live Content:
Print Review & Exhibition Planning Session:
• June 14th
In person at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts
6:30 – 8:00pm
• June 24th
Online at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts
Exhibition of projects completed by the attendees.
Who is the workshop designed for?
The workshop is designed for photographers who are interested in developing visual storytelling, exploring the way images work together to tell a larger story or interested in exploring their personal vision.
Where is the workshop?
We are running this extended personal development program from the comfort and safety of your own home or studio with real time sessions with the instructor on Zoom and pre-recorded sessions you can view on your own schedule.
How much does it cost?
The cost of the workshop is $425. You can purchase a seat in the workshop below. You will also need to purchase the pre-recorded instructional material directly through Creative Live at https://www.creativelive.com/class/creating-powerful-photo-essays-david-h-wells
List price is $49 but currently available for $24 and often available at discount.