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MAY TERM ABROAD: DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY STORYTELLING

 

*Page being modified for 2025* What does it mean to be Irish in the 21st Century? Students will seek to answer that question in small visual reporting teams. Our focus will be on photographing Irish people--including immigrants and refugees--and the contemporary social justice stories of identity and culture, economic and political rights, and climate challenges they face today. Our practice will involve research, concept, and interviewing to accompany camera-led reporting on the streets of Dublin, and deep dives into communities in Ireland. Our final project of stand-alone images and photo stories will require photo captions and text, but will primarily engage the reader/viewer by "showing rather than telling." The ethical considerations that concern photojournalists and documentarians will inform our photography. We will meet during the spring semester to learn about Irish culture and history as well as contemporary still photographic and multimedia visual journalism practices in Ireland.

MAY TERM ABROAD: DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY STORYTELLING Image

Sponsored by College of Communication

Course(s)

  • J J330J - Advanced Photo Editing and Design – Ireland with Donna De Cesare

Academic Information

Students will earn three (3) credits from the May Term J 330J course and will also be enrolled in a one (1) credit LA 119 spring course.

Faculty

Donna De Cesare is an author, documentary photographer and educator. Donna De Cesare, is an Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, a consultant to the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University and a Master Teacher with the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Foundation for Latin American Journalism.

Language(s) of Instruction

English

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

*Program Costs for 2025 are NOT yet confirmed*

Dates:

- May Term
  • Program: May 7, 2025 to June 4, 2025
  • Instructional: May 7, 2025 to June 4, 2025
  • Final Deadline: November 1, 2024

Application Code

355153

Program Coordinator

Emma Schultz

Additional Resources

Information Session

Next Step

The application deadline is November 1, 2023! Plan to attend an info session in Fall 2023 to learn more (dates/times coming soon). Check the Information Session link above for the recording (2023) or contact coordinator at emma.schultz@austin.utexas.edu with any questions.

Program information above is subject to change