Alec Soth teaches photographic storytelling
Alec Soth leads the second online course by Magnum Photos, demonstrating the different techniques and approaches he uses in his photographic storytelling. In his first ever online course, you will follow the world-renowned visual storyteller as he navigates a range of different photographic scenarios, initiated after a random act - a dart thrown at a map.
Through an engaging curriculum of 19 in-depth video lessons you will learn about a variety of topics, from building a project to creating a photobook.GIVE AS A GIFT Add to cart - $100
Covering Soth's early career, portraiture, editing and sequencing, photobooks and much more.
In-depth lessons and case studies totaling more than five hours of high-quality video content.
No deadlines, no time-limits. Enjoy the content at your own pace, available online 24/7.
What you'll learn
Learn from Alec Soth's experience juggling jobs, finding time to create work, and the ten years of development prior to his breakthrough project.
From ideas and research to shooting, creative momentum and finding meaning, Alec Soth breaks down his process of creating a body of work.
Discover the energy that people can bring to your work, the challenges of portraiture and the reasons to push yourself to overcome the fear of photographing strangers.
Understand the process of creating photobooks, from editing and sequencing, maquettes and book dummies, to the final publication
See the Magnum photographer shooting work on location using a variety of photographic approaches and equipment.
Learn about the power of editing in photography, and how to create meaning through sequencing.
About your tutor
Alec Soth (b. 1969) is a photographer born and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His work is rooted in the distinctly American tradition of ‘on-the-road photography’ developed by photographers like Walker Evans, Robert Frank, and Stephen Shore. Concerned with the mythologies and oddities that proliferate America’s disconnected communities, Soth has an instinct for the relationship between narrative and metaphor. His clarity of voice has drawn many comparisons to literature, but he believes photography to be more fragmented; “It’s more like poetry than writing a novel.”
Renowned for his photographs of people and his lyrical approach to photography, he has published over twenty-five books including Sleeping by the Mississippi, NIAGARA, Broken Manual, Songbook and most recently I Know How Furiously Your Heart is Beating
This course includes 19 video lessons with more than 5+ hours of content.
As well as the video lessons, you also get downloadable workbooks with lesson summaries, reading lists, and bonus material.
English, French, Italian and Spanish subtitles are available for this course.
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Alec Soth: Photographic Storytelling is packed with exclusive advice and insight to help any aspiring photographer.
Through an engaging curriculum of 19 in-depth video lessons you will learn about a variety of topics, from building a project to creating a photobook.Add to cart - $100