Intermediate Photojournalism II: The Story

Intermediate Photojournalism II: The Story


Apr 18, 2024 | 6:30pm

Please note: interested applicants must first submit work for review PRIOR to enrolling in the workshop. Please send a link to your online portfolio or samples from a project you have started (10 to 20 photos, jpegs or PDF's) for review before enrolling. Send your short statement and work samples to Mike Kamber at 

Step 1: Short Statement: Submit a short statement (100-200 words) explaining why you are pursuing photojournalism. This statement should highlight your interest in the field and what you hope to achieve through this class.

Step 2: Work Samples: Include a link to your online portfolio or provide samples from a project you've started. Please, no more than 12 photos, JPEGs or PDFs.


8-Classes: Thursdays, 6:30-9PM
April 18, 25, May 23, 30, June 20, 27, July 25, Aug 1
Price: $500

How do we create narratives in images? How do we find, document, edit, and then disseminate nonfiction stories in pictures that inform and move audiences?

In this course, we will explore and investigate different approaches and strategies to go from a single image to a sequence that tells a story. We will discuss issues of story selection, research, access, shooting, editing, and pitching stories with an eye toward developing rigorous ethical practices and an understanding of the politics of representation.

Through weekly assignments and critique sessions, you'll refine your vision and build on your skills with a camera to tell more complex, nuanced stories at the forefront of current photojournalistic practice.

Victor and Mike will be at most of the classes together. Both are working photographers and one or the other may miss a class or two due to assignments.


Victor J. Blue (@victorblue) is a New York-based photojournalist whose work focuses on the legacy of armed conflict; human rights and the protection of civilian populations; and unequal outcomes resulting from policy and politics. He has worked in Central America since 2002, concentrating on social conflict in Guatemala, and since 2009 has photographed the counterinsurgency war in Afghanistan. He has completed assignments in Syria, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Iraq, and India, and has documented news stories and social issues across the United States. He worked as a staff photographer at The Record in Stockton CA, and holds a Masters Degree in Visual Communication from Ohio University. His photographs have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harpers Magazine, Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. He has shown photographs in exhibitions at the Powerhouse Gallery in New York City, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and at 111 Minna Gallery and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. In 2010, 2011, and 2015 his work in Afghanistan was honored in Pictures of the Year International and in 2017 he won three awards in the Pictures of the Year International.

Mike Kamber has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. Between 2002 and 2012, he worked for The New York Times, covering conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Liberia, the Sudan, Somalia, the Congo, and other countries. He was the first person in the history of The New York Times to routinely file photos, videos and written articles to the paper. His photographs have also been published in nearly every major news magazine in the United States and Europe, as well as in many newspapers. Kamber is a former adjunct professor at Columbia University. He is the winner of a World Press Photo award, the Mike Berger Award, the Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Club Award, American Photo Images of the Year, and was a member of The New York Times team that won a 2003 Overseas Press Club award. The New York Times twice nominated Kamber’s work for the Pulitzer Prize. Kamber founded the Bronx Documentary Center in 2011.

Discounts: Bronx Residents & currently enrolled students are entitled to a 25% discount. Please email Mike Young at for this discount.

Image: © Victor J. Blue