I have decided to offer a special small group workshop in Haiti focused on photographing the aftermath of the earthquake. Subjects covered will be working in disaster zones and other difficult and dangerous situations, survival and logistics in difficult environments, photograph people, working with NGOs (Non Governmental Organizations) and aid organizations, editing and digital darkroom technique, and marketing to make your stories available for the world to see.
In addition to working together as a small group, each student will receive one full day of one-on-one training in the field. This will allow each student to have their personal needs met and get one-on-one instruction in addition to that of the group activities.
This workshop is open to a maximum of four students. Cost is $4,000 USD for seven days and students will be required to pay their own expenses. This will be a difficult workshop both physically and mentally, and students should be prepared for minimal comforts. Students will sleep in their own tents and should bring their own supplies such as food and water purification (you will receive detailed instructions on what to bring in advance of the workshop). The workshop will either begin on March 8th, March 15th or March 22nd, depending on the preferences of the group. Workshop tuition must be paid by March 1st.
This will be a unique experience to not only train in the field but also help keep up awareness of a very important issue that will soon fade from the news, while the needs of the Haitians will continue.
For more information please fill out a workshop application found at the bottom of the page of zoriah.com/workshops and e-mail the address found on that page. Please note that this workshop is intended for advanced students and those already on a career path. Age limits and other restrictions apply. Students will be required to fill out release waivers, medical waivers and provide their own medical and evacuation insurance. More details will be provided to students upon receiving their applications including detailed packing lists, etc.
For information on other photojournalism workshops and one-on-one training in the field in other parts of the world, please visit www.zoriah.com/workshops for more information.
50-percent of the money raised from this workshop will go to my friends at Hospice Saint Joseph, which was completely destroyed in the quake. They were my friends and support before the quake and after, and I look forward to helping them. They are currently providing medical care for those affected by the earthquake and staging a small camp on their property.