A series of DMJX workshops organized by DEDI in Cairo.
The Danish Egyptian Dialogue Initiative (DEDI) is delighted to invite photographers and photojournalists from all over Egypt to apply for DEDI-DMJX Photojournalism workshops 2021: “The Language of Photojournalism”.
DEDI collaborates with Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) to teach talented Egyptian photographers The Language of Photojournalism. The programme will consist of four workshops held over a period of half a year in Cairo.
To encourage photojournalists from all over Egypt to apply, DEDI will cover the cost of transportation and accommodation of selected candidates from faraway governorates.
The workshops will explore the different genres and styles of photojournalism. The participants will also learn about the use of journalistic portraits in visual stories. They will also practice writing about their visual stories and captioning their photos.
The participants will receive teaching classes and will work on individual assignments during the workshops. Each participant will be asked to work on a major project in the nine weeks period in between the third and fourth workshop. The participants will receive coaching while they work on the final major project.
After the fourth and final workshop, all stories will be exhibited both on print and online platform.
Participants who have participated in all workshops and handed in all assignments will receive a certificate from DMJX.
Workshop 1 – Photojournalistic Method – five days
Date: November 7-11, 2021
The participants will learn about the different genres and styles of photojournalism. They will work on small assignments and see and discuss other photographers’ work. The participants will suggest ideas for visual stories which they will work on. The ideas will be discussed and developed.
Workshop 2 – Portraiture – five days
Date: December 7-11, 2021
During this workshop the participants will work on the journalistic portrait and how it can be used in visual story telling. The workshop will depend on citing several examples and the participants will work on day-to-day portrait assignments.
Workshop 3 – Written Journalism – five days
Date: January 9-13, 2022
This workshop will focus on how to connect pictures to texts. How to write journalistic stories and captions for the photo stories. The workshop will also focus on researching and writing project proposals. At the end of this workshop the participants will be ready to work on a longer project for the final workshop.
All photographers have the possibility to receive 1.5 hours of online coaching each during the project period.
Workshop 4 – Final Editing and Visual Story Telling – five days
Date: March 20-24, 2022
The participants bring their material to the workshop, where they edit the stories and write the journalistic texts under supervision of two teachers. At the last day of the workshop the stories will be exhibited.
How to Apply
To apply for DEDI-DMJX Photojournalism workshops 2021: The Language of Photojournalism you must be:
- Egyptian nationals only.
- 35 years old or less.
- At least 3 years of experience in photography or photojournalism.
- Excellent in reading, writing, listening and speaking in English.
- Applicants MUST submit a portfolio (25 images max) in PDF format.
If your profile meets the aforementioned requirements, please fill this application form and submitted before end of 13th of September 2021.
The Danish-Egyptian Dialogue Initiative (DEDI) was established in Cairo in 2004 as an inter-governmental cooperation. The overall aim is to foster knowledge and mutual understanding of society and culture among Egyptians and Danish people through partnerships and dialogue, thus strengthening Danish-Egyptian relations and leading to increased cooperation between the two countries.
The Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) runs nine different BA educations within Design, Media and Journalism. DMJX has campuses both in Aarhus and Copenhagen, Denmark.
The photojournalism programmes at DMJX are world renowned and have fostered many prize-winning photographers – among these Heba Khamis from Egypt and Mads Nissen from Denmark. DMJX photojournalism runs a 3.5 years Danish BA-education and two international half-year programmes.
For further questions, please email DEDI project manager Mohamed Adam firstname.lastname@example.org