STACY KRANITZ

STACY KRANITZ:
“WORKING IN THE EXPANDED DOCUMENTARY TRADITION”

 

REGISTRATIONS OPEN: SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE OCT. 25

STACY KRANITZ:
“WORKING IN THE EXPANDED DOCUMENTARY TRADITION”
TUESDAYS JANUARY 10 – MARCH 14, 2023
[10-WEEK CLASS]


This course will be devoted to exploring long-form, immersive storytelling in the documentary tradition. We will explore a broad spectrum of storytelling possibilities that incorporate fact, fiction, journalism, performance, archives and activism. The class’s scope and focus is ideally suited to photographers with a body of work in progress that want to benefit from both practical and theoretical input week to week as they refine the narrative direction and artistic vision of their projects.
In addition to critiques, you can expect readings, writing assignments, and discussion to challenge the way you think about your work. We will devote time to practical aspects of project development (how to fund projects, ethical concerns, promoting the work, giving back to communities where the work is made and developing projects for book, exhibition and magazine publications.
The course is designed to support any documentary artists working across multi-media. While we will center most of the discussions around photography. Students working in moving image, sound, text, drawing and sculpture are welcome and encouraged.


STRUCTURE:
8
class group sessions + 2 sessions of one-on-one meetings (2×30 minutes per participant)
Enrollment limited to 12 participants.

SCHEDULE:
Meets online on Tuesdays, from noon-3pm EST (New York), 9am-12pm PST (Los Angeles), 5-8pm GMT (London, UK) on the following days (except 1:1 meetings*):

January 10 (Group meeting #1), January 17 (Group meeting #2), January 24 (Group meeting #3), January 31 (Group meeting #4), February 7 (1:1 meetings #1, to be scheduled between 11am and 6pm*), February 14 (Group meeting #5), February 21 (Group meeting #6), February 28 (Group meeting #7), March 7 (1:1 meetings #2, to be scheduled between 11am and 6pm*) & March 14 (Group meeting #8)

A list of materials to prepare, along with upload portfolio page links and Zoom classroom logins will be provided a week before the start of class.


© Stacy Kranitz. From the series and book As It Was Give(n) to Me.

© Stacy Kranitz. From the series From the Study on Post Pubescent Manhood.

© Stacy Kranitz. From the series As It Was Give(n) to Me.

© Stacy Kranitz. From the series As It Was Give(n) to Me.

© Stacy Kranitz. From the series As It Was Give(n) to Me.

ABOUT STACY KRANITZ


Working within the documentary tradition, Stacy Kranitz makes photographs that acknowledge the limits of photographic representation. Her images do not tell the “truth” but are honest about their inherent shortcomings, and thus reclaim these failures (exoticism, ambiguity, fetishization) as sympathetic equivalents in order to more forcefully convey the complexity and instability of the lives, places, and moments they depict. Kranitz was born in Kentucky and currently lives in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Tennessee. She is a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow. Additional awards include Time Magazine Instagram Photographer of the Year, the Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography and a Southern Documentary Fund Research and Development grant. She works as an editorial photographer for clients including Time, National Geographic, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic and Mother Jones. Her first monograph, As it Was Give(n) to Me, was published by Twin Palms in the Spring of 2022.

https://www.stacykranitz.com/
@stacykranitz

 

DETAILS & FAQ

TUITIONS & APPLICATION DEADLINES

PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIP (50%) Applications:
[Deadline to apply: Tuesday, October 25]
$645 USD

PAST ATTENDEE Applications:
[Deadline to apply: Monday, October 31]
$1095 USD

REGULAR Applications:
[Deadline to apply: Monday, October 31]
$1295 USD

APPLICATION PROCESS & REQUIREMENTS

Applications to register are free (no fee to apply). Enrolment is limited to 12 participants. Photographers from all educational backgrounds and at all career stages are welcome to apply (film & digital). A portfolio of 10-20 images focused on past and/or ongoing projects must be submitted as a prerequisite for consideration (please include images from no more than 2 different series/projects).

Partial scholarships: Whenever possible partial scholarships are first made available to underprivileged and/or underrepresented applicants. Other key evaluation criteria are: 1. artistic quality of the work submitted 2. demonstrated potential for long-term impact and development in the photographic field, and 3. motivation to learn in a group setting. Scholarship applicants are also required to briefly describe how their current situation relates to these criteria in the added scholarship application form field.

REGISTRATION PAYMENTS & DEADLINES

Applicants invited to register are required to confirm their participation by sending either a US$ 645.00 tuition deposit, or a full Regular/Past Attendee tuition payment.

If opting to send a tuition deposit, the remaining tuition balance will then come due in full by Tuesday December 13, 2022.

If enough time allows, a free monthly payment plan is also available on request (see Bastien’s contact at the  “QUESTIONS/CONTACT” section below).

CANCELLATIONS & WITHDRAWALS

The deadline for selected participants to withdraw and request a refund is Tuesday November 29, 2022. Please note all withdrawals are subject to a $250USD cancelation fee. No refunds will be issued past the deadline. In the event the class was not meeting minimum enrolment to run (9 participants) or needed to be canceled for other reasons, enrolled participants would receive a full tuition refund with no cancelation fee applied.

QUESTIONS/CONTACT

For any questions or inquiries, please contact FotoFilmic Co-Director Bastien Desfriches Doria directly at bastien@fotofilmic.com

APPLICATION FORM (FREE TO APPLY)