IDSS, in association with Pictographers and with the support of Michaels Camera Video and Digital, will be hosting an exciting week-long workshop from March 1-5, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia with the objective of helping your organization get the images and stories from your programs that really stand out.
This course is designed to help those with an interest in community development to represent the work they are passionate about in the best possible light. If you work with an non-governmental organization (NGO), community group, media organization, academic institution, aid agency, commercial aid company or government department - or have an interest in documentary photography and writing - you should consider attending this unique course.
Over the course of a week, this workshop will explore how you can use two enduring, engaging forms of communication - photography and writing - to create a culture of storytelling at your organization. Storytelling will help you make your organization’s work more vital and vibrant to supporters, as well as bringing the critical social issues you care about most to better awareness with new audiences.
The course will cover relevant topics and approaches in the classroom before practicing them in the field. Throughout the week, you will document your experiences through photography and writing, and then weave that work into a singular, powerful form of storytelling that gets results. The workshop will combine classroom-based sessions, field trips, assignments and critical feedback from an award-winning documentary photographer and a professional writer.
If you're interested in joining this training, please register your interest by emailing Ruth Garner at