SDN Visual Storytelling Festival Panel

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SDN Spring 2024 Festival Celebrating Documentary Photography with in-person and virtual portfolio reviews, workshops, panels, exhibitions, and more.

SDN Spring Visual Storytelling Festival

March 19-May 15, 2024

Virtual and in-person festival celebrating documentary photography with portfolio reviews, workshops, panels, exhibitions, and more.

Join us for the first SDN Visual Storytelling Festival bringing all of our spring 2024 programs under one banner. Whether you are a working photographer or engaged in documentary photography and photojournalism in other ways, this festival will offer outstanding programming for everyone.

Festival Highlights

SDN Virtual Portfolio Reviews
Saturday, April 20
Meet with more than 30 leading photo editors, publishers, curators, and photographers.
Visit: Reviews website  |  Reviewers  |  Sign up for Priority Access

Festival Workshop Series
Six in-person and virtual workshop by leading practitioners in documentary theory and practice.
Visit workshop series website for detailed information on each class and registration information.

  • Ed Kashi: Telling a Story: Learn the visual language of the photo essay. March 23 & May 4 (In-person. Magnum Foundation, New York)
  • Michelle Bogre: Photography as Activism: An Historical Overview. Eight week class starts March 27 (virtual)
  • Amber Bracken: Photographers Tool Kit. Eight-week class starts March 28 (virtual)
  • Lauren Owens Lambert: In the Field: Conservation Photography and Visual Storytelling. Three sessions, starts April 18. (In-person, Plymouth, Mass.)
  • Lou Jones: Street Photography in East Boston. April 27 & May 4 (In-person)
  • Michelle Bogre: One-day Copyright Workshop. April 21 (virtual)

Festival Speaker Series
Join us for seven free virtual and in-person panel discussions and artist’s talks. Exact dates, additional speakers, and registration information to be available soon.

  • Festival Kickoff. Online discussion with Ed Kashi. Moderated by Dudley Brooks. Other speakers to be announced.  (virtual)
  • Photography and the Struggle for Reproductive Rights. With Robin Fader and Edward Boches. Other speakers to be announced. Thursday, March 28, 1:30 pm ET (virtual)
  • Generative AI and the Future of Visual Storytelling. With Michael Christopher Brown, Stephen Hart, Lauren Walsh. Moderated by Fred Ritchin. Tuesday, April 2, 7:30, (virtual)
  • In-person festival party followed by an artist presentation at the Leica Gallery Boston with Venezuelan photographer Oscar B. Castillo. Thursday, April 11. 5:30 Doors open. 6:00 Artist Presentation. 7:15 Reception  (In-person)
  • Photographing Solutions to Climate Change. With Jamey Stillings, Katie Orlinksy, and Eli Reed. Moderated by Antonia Juhasz. Wednesday, April 17, 1:30 pm ET (virtual)
  • Images of Conflict: Ukraine and Gaza. Date and speakers TBD (virtual)
  • Women Changing the Face of Documentary Photography. Speakers and dates TBD. (virtual)

Join us for an exhibition of work of photographers from the Social Documentary Network and ZEKE Magazine at the Bridge Gallery in Cambridge, MA. Details to be announced. (In-person)