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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Digital Narratives Lab 

Co-presented with the Brown Institute for Media Innovation


Saturday & Sunday, May 2 - 3
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Brown Institute at 
Columbia Journalism School
2950 North Broadway
New York City

  • Proposals are due by 5pm EST on Tuesday, March 31
  • Lab admission is free, however travel and accommodation will not be provided

The documentary landscape has been radically altered by massive cultural and technological shifts over the past decade – from the emergence of social media reporting and smartphonography to data journalism. Photographers and journalists are now faced with incredible new challenges and opportunities to shape visual storytelling for social impact. So while independent reporters are adopting emerging digital tools, news corporations and media startups are also moving strategically into interactive journalism, to produce more immersive and shareable stories.

The Photography, Expanded Lab is comprised of a panel presentation, followed by a two-day intensive workshop. The panel will examine a wide range of innovative approaches to documentary storytelling across digital media, while the workshop offers a deeper dive into the application of online and interactive strategies and tools for long-form documentary photography stories. Selected Columbia Journalism School students will join other selected participants - practicing photographers, journalists, designers, and engineers - to collaborate to develop new projects focused on social justice or human rights issues. 

Selected participants are required to attend both the evening panel on Tuesday, April 28 and the two-day lab on Saturday & Sunday, May 2 - 3.

SAVE THE DATE: Digital Narratives Panel

Tuesday, April 28
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Aperture Gallery & Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th Fl.
New York City
Open to the public!
Co-presented with 
Stay tuned for more information
Photography, Expanded is an initiative designed to inspire documentary photographers to expand their storytelling beyond the still image. Through intensive labs and panel discussions, photographers learn about emerging digital tools and methods to engage audiences across platforms and mobilize communities around social justice issues.

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation: Established in 2012, the Institute is a collaboration between Columbia and Stanford Universities. Our mission is simple: Sponsor thinking, building and speculating on how stories are discovered and told in a networked, digitized world.

Aperture, a non-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online.

Photography, Expanded is made possible with with generous support from Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project and the Fledgling Fund. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Magnum Foundation champions in-depth, independent documentary photography that fosters empathy and social engagement. We support, train, and mentor the next generation of photographers and seek to increase the impact of historical and contemporary photography.
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