with Annie Griffiths
Find out how to tell an effective story with your photographs and how to use those photographs for good. Images can change hearts, minds, and policies. They can be useful as well as beautiful. As Founder and Executive Director of Ripple Effect Images, Annie leads a team of world class photographers who cover under-reported issues and highlight solutions for women and children throughout the developing world.
Annie will work to help the class examine how they can use photography to make a difference in their own communities. The class will explore ways to create deeply personal and candid shots, as well as photographs that convey context and understanding. You will also learn Annie’s tips for gaining trust
You will learn to approach an organization, plan a shoot, sequence and present images to tell a story.
Hands-on work will include selecting a cause, consider what the goal of the work will be, and plan a short assignment!
Bring to class your notebook and camera.
About Annie Griffiths
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One of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic, Annie Griffiths has photographed in nearly 150 countries during her illustrious career and has worked on dozens of magazine and book projects for National Geographic. Griffiths’ work has also appeared in LIFE, Geo, Smithsonian, Fortune, and Stern, among other publications.
In addition to her magazine work, Griffiths is deeply committed to photographing for aid organizations around the world. She’s the Founder and Executive Director of Ripple Effect Images, a collective of photographers who document programs that empower women and girls in the developing world, especially as they deal with the devastating effects of climate change. Based in Washington, D.C., Ripple has produced 26 films and built a photo archive of over 20,000 images since 2010. Using these assets, Ripple’s aid beneficiaries have raised millions of dollars, expanded their programs to multiple countries, and proven that women and girls are the best investment the world can make in our shared future.
Annie is a Fellow with The International League of Conservation Photographers and has received awards from the National Press Photographers Association, Heifer International, the National Organization of Women, The University of Minnesota, and the White House News Photographers Association.