Be The Media! Rediscovering the Every Day: Basic Documentary Photography, with Brenda Ann Kenneally

Date(s) - Sunday 04/03/2011
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Rediscovering the Everyday: Basic Documentary Photography”

with Brenda Ann Kenneally


Kids and Violin Troy, by Brenda Ann Kenneally

For: tweens through adults. Anyone who has a camera and an interest in basic level documentary photography.

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Learn how to take your camera off automatic! You’ll learn how to stop, look and listen, and find the meaning and splendor in the cracks between the everyday sidewalks that you travel.

Learn about composing the frame and shooting in available light. We will leave no fledgling blade of grass unturned as we balance technical camera skills with sociological strategies, to best document your subjects!



All photos on this page by Brenda Ann Kenneally

Award-winning photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally is a mother and an independent journalist whose long-term projects are intimate portraits of social issues that intersect where the personal is political. Born in Albany, she began reporting in 2004 on the lives of five teen girls from north Troy who would come of age in an industrial city in post-industrial America.
She pushes the boundaries of the social document, using the web as a tool to expand and contextualize her immersion style of reporting. Her many awards include the W. Eugene Smith Award for Humanistic Photography, a Soros Criminal Justice Fellowship, the Mother Jones Documentary Photography Award, the International Prize for Photojournalism, a Nikon Sabbatical Grant, the National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism award, and Cannon Female Photojournalism Grant.