City Lore Documentary Institute Accepting Applications
Monday, April 14, 2014
After 28 years of
documenting New York City's cultures and communities in audio, still
images and film, the staff at City Lore thought the time was right to
share what we've learned by establishing he City Lore Documentary
Institute, now in its second year. Cosponsored by Public Art Films,
Manhattan Neighborhood Network and the Bronx Documentary Center, the
institute is an intensive immersion program in New York City through
which current and aspiring artists, activists, and cultural
documentarians advance their skills in multimedia storytelling and
create their own documentary piece for the culminating exhibition.
three week institute begins with a crash course on oral history,
folklore and activist approaches to cultural documentation including
sessions on pitching your story and grant writing. Students select one
of three strands for the second two weeks: multimedia/photography,
taught by Michael Kamber, director of the Bronx Documentary Center and a
celebrated photojournalist and war photographer with 25 years of
experience; radio, taught by Ann Heppermann who produces stories for This American Life and All Things Considered;
and video, taught by Pam Sporn, award-winning documentary filmmaker
whose work interweaves historical narratives and personal storytelling.
The Institute fosters close working relationships among students, and
includes two celebratory dinners and a final celebration and exhibition
of student work.
Guest speakers include:
Martha Cooper, photographer, Subway Art
David Gonzalez, photographer and writer, The New York Times
Rashaad Ernesto Green, Sundance Winner, Gun Hill Road
Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps, Peabody Award winner
Alexandra Pelosi, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, Citizen U.S.A.
Michèlle Stephenson, Sundance Winner, American Promise
Amy Toensing, photographer, National Geographic
Institute Dates: August 11th–29th
Application Deadline: May 2nd
Web Page: http://citylore.org/urban-culture/city-lore-documentary-institute/
Tuition: $2,900, with full and partial scholarships available
For More Information, go to citylore.org/urban-culture/city-lore-documentary-institute/ and/or contact Elena Martinez, folklorist and institute coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.529.1955 x 16.