PWB School consists of various workshops intended to allow photographers a chance to not only learn from a master photographer and explore the world, but to also give back by working directly with our NGO partners.
Current workshops available
PWB offers new workshops every year. Below are the current workshops available. Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of new workshops are available.
Trip Dates: Sept 12-25, 2017
Supporting unity, self-esteem and independence for women in India. Proceeds go to providing women in need with sewing machines to promote a sustainable livelihood.
Trip Dates: October 6-19, 2017
Fostering hope for children in Uganda. Proceeds go to supporting education and skill-building programming for children and youth to break the cycle of violence.
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Trip Dates: November 10-23, 2017
Become a conservationist and meet critically endangered wildlife. Proceeds go towards conserving pristine rainforest.
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WHO can participate?
The course is designed in such a way that anyone can participate, and improvement is measured compared to a baseline standard that varies from individual to individual.
Perhaps you’re new to photography, or maybe you’re an expert photographer looking to master the art of storytelling and visual communication--Either way, think of this course as a fast-track to learning everything you need to know with lots of hands-on experience and an expert in the field at your side to guide you.
WHAT will we learn?
Over the course of the workshop you will learn the art of photo documentary and visual communication.
Your perspective will be pushed to new limits with captivating discussions about social change and the power/role you hold as a photographer, and through guided practice you will learn how to give and take constructive critique to improve your work.
Through engaging lessons and hands-on challenges you will learn to master different kinds of natural light, how to take a perfect portrait, and how to capture the best landscapes.
Finally, you will learn to produce photo essays that not only tell a story, but tell a powerful, meaningful story. You will have the opportunity to capture photographs of nature, wildlife, portraits of people, as well as beautiful landscapes. We are confident that you will improve dramatically as a photographer after this workshop. Now how does that sound?
“ I am a new photographer and took the Photographers Without Borders workshop to learn more about how to use my camera and take better photos. What I learned during the course of the workshop was much more rewarding and inspiring than what I expected. Our group travelled across different cities and learned about the real people of Nicaragua who work hard every day to provide a better future for those who need it the most. Yes, I learned to take better photos but more importantly to be socially conscious of who and what I photograph. Being truthful to the model and their surroundings is not something that is taught enough. This lesson is what separates the real photographers from the hobbyists. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the course and would recommend the workshop to anyone regardless of their experience level. ”
“The PWB school in Nicaragua really opened my eyes to a whole new level of photography. For me, it was far more then I anticipated or expected. From the first day I really felt absorbed into the curriculum of what was being taught and the life of the communities that became our subjects for next 10 days. The experience turned a deep passion into a deeper desire for me. ”
How much does it cost?
Each workshop has a different cost but you can participate in our PWB School Campaign contest, an opportunity to fundraise your way towards a workshop space at PWB!