MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER BROWN: Reportage & Documentary Photography:Telling The Story 

(c) Michael Christopher Brown 2020


Orientation Sunday, May 3th, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Monday, May 4th – Thursday, May 7th, 9:00am – 4:00pm.

Friday, May 8th 9:00am – 11:00am

This documentary workshop is about reportage and documentary photography. This workshop is geared for photographers with completed bodies of work or long term projects in development, and provides photographers with an opportunity to intensively analyze and develop one body of work. Michael Christopher Brown will also lead attendees through an intensive program of project development, editing and sequencing.

During this 4-day workshop, on the first day Michael and class attendees will present their work and process, to be reviewed both in group and individually. On the second day, participants may decide to shoot a new project in which they will be guided in the conception, realization and editing. For those who decide to shoot, the morning of the third day will involve group sessions devoted to reviewing and critiquing the images shot the day before. In the afternoons, you will head out to further develop your project. On the last day we will present the edited projects in group.
Please come to the first session with a collection of digital or printed images of your work, ephemera if any, and ideas for a project you might pursue during class.


Emerging & Professional Photographers


Working knowledge of digital workflow and manual mode on your digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Participants must be able to download, select, and transfer images to their own jump drive for class each day.

PRICE: $2060

Includes daily registration for the full days of the class, class transportation and a boxed lunch for each full day of the workshop.


Photographers should bring their laptops and be conversant with their hardware and software in order to facilitate downloading and projecting their work for critiques in class. Digital projectors with standard DVI / VGA cables will be provided. If you require DVI connectors and / or adapters, please bring one to class.

All Workshop Participants are invited to the Canon/Freestyle Digital Print Center at Korakia on Thursday, May 7th from 11:00am to 6:00pm to have an image of their choice printed out on a Canon Pro 2000 printer, using custom profiles and on their choice of several inkjet papers. 


Michael Christopher Brown is a photographer and filmmaker whose work focuses on social issues around the globe. His recent work-in-progress explores the electronic music and youth scene in Havana, Cuba, and the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A contributing photographer at publications such as National Geographic Magazine and The New York Times Magazine, he was subject of the 2012 HBO documentary Witness: Libya. Michael joined Magnum Photos in 2013.

Michael has also exhibited his work internationally, notably at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Instituto Cervantes (New York), The Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), the Annenberg Space for Photography and the Brooklyn Museum.

In this workshop, we will face several issues like social photography, photojournalism and reportage in general, street photography and portraying people, personal vision and the long term project.



“Throughout the workshop Maggie came across as a thought leader, very passionate about the Mystery Workshop, well organized, straight forward and extremely focused in all matters of our photography as students. She took her time with each one of us individually to provide feedback and expert guidance; She was demanding and asked for all to work hard. The group editing sessions were a great learning experience as she kept pushing us to liberate from our usual, to be able to “See the World in a Different Way”…Herzen