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The New Economics of Photojournalism: Online Photography Workshops

© JH Engström

Distance learning students gather to critique each other’s work © JH Engström

Swedish photographer JH Engström has been running photography workshops for the past 15 years, teaching groups of 10-15 photographers for five days in Paris, Berlin or New York. It’s intense, but he loves it, he says. “You get to know the students and their work, and they get to know you too. In most cases, we develop a strong connection, and when the workshop is over we try to keep that connection. I still get emails several months after a workshop from students wanting me to take a look at their work.”

A busy photography with his own work to do, though, he doesn’t always have time to respond. “There are a lot of advantages to these five-day workshops, but the weakness is you can never go back to pick things up,” he says. “I wanted to see these encounters last for a year. The only way to do that was to do it online.”

This year he launched Atelier Smedsby with photographer Margot Wallard, a one-year distance learning course that aims to help participants realise personal and assigned projects while acquiring a knowledge of photographic culture. The class also teaches them how to critique both their work and other people’s on a theoretical and practical level…

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