With Annie Griffiths
Photographing people is core to so much of what we do; from our friends and family, to people on the street, to women working to change the world photos of people tell the story of humanity.
You will have a lot of fun with Annie as she welcomes the rise of the selfy and its replacement of the classic vacation photo of Aunt Marj in front of the Taj Mahal. She will lead you in exercise of photographing each other (and other campers and ranch staff) in a way the elicits human activity and emotion and gets the subject to relax and forget about “the woman with the camera”.
You will learn to put people at ease, create a good composition and make great people photos.
Hands-on work will include a people-based photo assignment and group image review.
Bring to class your notebook, camera and energetic spirit.
NOTE: THIS CLASS IS FULL. If you select it as a first choice upon registration you will be placed in your alternative class.
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.