Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Course (career development)

A documentary photography and photojournalism course focused on portfolio development, industry learning, and networking.
Designed for individuals with basic photography knowledge, this course aims to develop a professional documentary photography portfolio, expand practice, enhance industry knowledge, and increase business opportunities. Trainees receive tools and education to build a strong portfolio, including published work, and support in developing their unique voice for a career in photography.

Course Overview:

  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Format: Weekly sessions with additional assignments and educational modules to be completed independently.

What You’ll Gain:

  • A portfolio of single images and photo storie
  • Published work in the Photojournalism Hub magazine
  • Comprehensive understanding of various aspects of the profession through business-oriented workshops, mentorship, guest speakers, and practical activities.

Objectives:

  • Research practices and project development
  • Portfolio development
  • Publication of a series of works

Course Features:

  • Personalized guidance for portfolio development and employability support
  • Free access to events and networking opportunities
  • Free access to our archive of interviews and presentation recordings

Additional Information:

  • Participants are expected to work on assignments throughout the course.
  • Camera equipment is available during workshop sessions only.
  • All sessions must be booked in advance either as a 4 weeks blocs, or 12 weeks.

Course Fee:
Full 12 weeks course: £180 – currently on offer at £166.46
We also have the option for a payment every 4 weeks £65.71
Taster session £16.96
To book HERE

Course dates:
07th September 1:30 – 3:30 pm
14th September 1:30 – 3:30 pm
21st September 1:30 – 3:30 pm
28th September 1:30 – 3:30 pm
05th October 1:30 – 3:30 pm
12th October 1:30 – 3:30 pm
19th October 1:30 – 3:30 pm
02nd November 1:30 – 3:30 pm
09th November 1:30 – 3:30 pm
16th November 1:30 – 3:30 pm
23th November 1:30 – 3:30 pm
30th November 1:30 – 3:30

Course Facilitator:

Cinzia D’Ambrosi is a multi-award-winning photojournalist, documentary photographer, and educator. As the founder and director of the Photojournalism Hub, her work focuses on systemic violence, racism, policing, migration, and homelessness. She contributes to editorials such as Der Spiegel, New Internationalist, Warscapes, BBC, and The Guardian. Her projects have been commissioned for exhibitions and campaigns by organizations like Amnesty International, Protection Approaches, and the German Refugee Council.
Her project Hate Hurts has been featured in extensive campaigns by Amnesty International, showcased in numerous exhibitions across Europe, and broadcasted on international TV and radio, including Czech National TV. Hate Hurts was selected for the European Month of Photography in Bulgaria (2018), won an award from The Photographers’ Gallery in London (2017), and toured as a solo exhibition in the Czech Republic (2019-2020) and Munich. Her short film Prejudice and Us received the ‘Best Campaign’ Award from Hammersmith United Charities (2016).
Cinzia’s photography has been supported by Arts Council England, Big Local Trust, and Amnesty International chapters in Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Hamburg, among others. In 2022, she received the Spiga d’Argento Award for her contributions to peace through photojournalism.

Course Assistant:

Sese Perkone, events and street photographer.

Join us to elevate your documentary photography and photojournalism skills, build a compelling portfolio, and network with industry professionals.

Testimonials

I attended the ‘How to fund your photography project’ led by Photographer Cinzia D’Ambrosi in November. I am working on a personal photo series to exhibit in March and wanted to learn from Cinzia how best to approach companies for funding, whether it be the Arts Council or a financial company with a budget for sponsorship. Myself and the other participants shared our project with the group, which was helpful in getting feedback from Cinzia and the other participants. It allowed us to all find out what we needed to work on and what the strengths of our project was. Cinzia was great in sharing her knowledge of past funding experience and in giving us tips on how to approach companies for sponsorship. The knowledge passed on, gave me the confidence to approach more companies that I believed would be interested. I found this workshop to be invaluable and found Cinzia to be helpful, knowledgeable and approachable.  I look forward to her future workshops. – Nyla S. 

“I would like to thank you to share with us your massive knowledge during the workshop. I will try to develop my projects, based on your tips!” – Valentina

“I trained as a photojournalist/documentary photographer but have been working in other areas and projects over the past few years. I wanted to refresh and update my knowledge and saw the workshop ‘How to become a Humanitarian Photographer’ run by Cinzia. I looked up her background and photojournalism experience and as the cost of the workshop was very reasonable I applied to attend. It was a great workshop attended by a small enthusiastic group. Cinzia shared her knowledge and experience, was friendly and informative and her enthusiasm, skills and knowledge were greatly appreciated by myself and the rest of the group. I would highly recommend her as a workshop facilitator and will attend future events and exhibitions that she is running. ” – Gerry

“The workshop provided us with great practical exposure into humanitarian photography. Cinzia is a very knowledgeable and experienced documentary photographer. Thanks to the low number of participants, the interaction and the exchange of information has been great. Highly recommended, Cinzia is very approachable and gave real life examples and tips on how to improve or start a career in humanitarian photography.” – Edoardo

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