AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:
- Identify what stories you’re drawn to photograph
- Trust your instincts when documenting real-world scenarios
- Approach subjects creatively when capturing a story
- Understand how to pursue a career in documentary photography
- See all sides of a situation through empathy to improve your photos
ABOUT AMANDA'S CLASS:
Documentary photography allows you to tell a story and give an inside look at a variety of situations. If it’s to serve as a memory for a family, or to inform the public- it is a powerful medium used by photographers daily. Former Official White House Photographer, Amanda Lucidon, inspires and guides a beginning audience into a career as a documentarian.
Utilizing her untraditional path and experiences, Amanda will discuss how to improve your photography through creative storytelling and how to grow professionally.
As one of only a few female White House Photographers, Amanda will talk through how creativity, resilience, and community helped her land a role documenting President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama from 2013-2017.
WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:
- Documentary photographers
- Beginner and Intermediate
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
Amanda Lucidon is an award-winning documentarian, filmmaker, teaching artist, public speaker and New York Times best-selling author. Lucidon served as an Official White House Photographer responsible for documenting First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama from 2013 to 2017. She is one of only a few female White House Photographers in history. Lucidon is the author of Chasing Light and Reach Higher. In 2018, the John F. Kennedy Center appointed Lucidon as a Turnaround Artist, highlighting the importance of the arts in underserved schools. Currently, Lucidon is working with her husband Alan Spearman and a team of artists on implementing a pilot program that introduces arts and mindfulness practices to at-risk youth in Memphis, Tennessee. Amanda’s work has been honored by Pictures of the Year International, National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism, and the White House News Photographers Association, among others.