Story Telling with Street Photography
About the Course
Calling all visionaries interested in street and documentary photography. This course will take the photo essay approach to photography one step further. We will traverse the streets of Washington, DC, and Montgomery County, Maryland, and you will become more comfortable with learning how to approach strangers to photograph for portraits. Group discussions, photo essay compilations, and photo walks will be the basis of this course.
Francesca Scott is a photographer who lives and works in Washington, DC. A native of Washington, DC for most of her life and an alumnus of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Francesca considers herself a documentary photographer, constantly seeking images that may disappear at any given moment. The human element intrigues her with color, texture and emotion. Urban landscapes inspire her to seek juxtapositions with their surroundings. Henri Cartier-Bresson. Annie Leibovitz. Gordon Parks. Richard Avedon. These are the photographers that have and continue to inspire. Motivating her to see “outside of the box”. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, she began working for Scurlock Studio in Washington, DC. Under the tutelage of Robert Scurlock, Francesca assisted with weddings, family portraits, and more. This led to staff photography work with various news agencies and newspapers in Virginia, Rhode Island, Boston, and Atlanta. After covering the 1996 Olympics, she switched gears a little and began creating personal photography “projects” while turning towards studio portraits, specific clients, weddings, and events.
She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, she began working for Scurlock Studio in Washington, DC. Under the tutelage of Robert Scurlock, Francesca assisted with weddings, family portraits, and more. Later she worked with various news agencies and covered the 1996 Olympics.
In her own words: As an educator, I encourage students to think "outside of the box" through exploration, critical thinking, and self-discovery. The principles and elements of design are key as well as technical development with the medium.