Photojournalism: Yoon Byun


June 19 – 25 (Salt Session)

The Picture Story/ Photo Essay – This workshop explores storytelling through the use of photography. Students will learn about the fundamentals of composition, types of photos, and how to construct a story or essay with multiple photos. Classroom time will be spent on story development, hands-on camera advice, digital workflow, and exercises. Students will be expected to spend a majority of their time documenting their stories or essays in the field. It is recommended that participating students arrive to the workshop with at least two story ideas that have been researched ahead of time. Students should also be able to bring their own computer and camera (preferably an interchangeable lens camera). This workshop is offered in collaboration with the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.

Yoon S. Byun is the co-founder of Strewn Wonder, a storytelling company working with nonprofits and mission-driven organizations. He worked for over a decade in newspapers as a visual journalist, using a documentary approach to telling stories. His work has been recognized by Pictures of the Year International, the Edward R. Murrow Awards, National Headliners, and he was a part of The Boston Globe staff that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. Yoon holds a BA in journalism from New York University and an MA in photojournalism from Ohio University. He lives and works in Portland, ME.



This workshop is currently full. Please contact us if you would like to be added to the waitlist.