Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Enroll Now for Momenta's Project India 2011

Received this update from Momenta Workshops director Jamie Rose, on its Project India 2010:

Jacquelyn Martin, a photojournalist with the Associated Press in Washington, DC., tirelessly covered not one but three nonprofits while in India and created a multimedia piece highlighting her documentary work with a small nonprofit ashram for young girls.

Jacquelyn's journalistic tenacity prompted her to record audio, write a word story, produce a slideshow and pitch it to her editors back in the States. Her hard work paid off when a multimedia piece was published [and] recieved an award from NPPA, was seen by thousands of readers and online viewers and helped to create awareness for an important issue facing young girls in India.
Go here to watch her "To Stand on Their Own: Indian Ashram for Girls" (pictured above):

Momenta Workshops specializes in pairing small groups of visual journalists with NGOs and nonprofits on trips around the world to create multimedia projects that raise awareness of regional and global issues.

Project India 2011 is January 30 to February 12, 2011. Only 7 slots are left for this workshop and they are going fast, so register now to secure your place.

Come with us to work with some of the varied NGOs and nonprofits that have helped shape India's development projects over the last 50 years. Learn the skills necessary to work successfully and profitably with these organizations in one of the most culturally diverse countries on Earth.

We work with NGOs of varying specialization from agriculture to health care in the Northern city of Dehradun, India. While photographing at the foothills of the Himalayas, workshop attendees will be given the task of creating a compelling visual or multimedia narrative in conjunction with their assigned nonprofit. Each nonprofit assignment is chosen based on an extended questionnaire from each student on their goals for the workshop and their own personal photographic vision.
More info here.

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