Photojournalism that Makes a Difference


Photos move faster than ever, and can have worldwide impact within moments. Photographic storytelling remains a powerful force across media – newspapers, magazines, and the Web.
No longer the domain of professionals in the mainstream media, photojournalism is now open to anyone with a camera and the passion to make a difference.

In this three-day course you will learn how to get the most out of your camera, gain access in difficult situations and pursue a photo story on an issue with professional in-depth critique at the end.

The course will be run by Georgina Goodwin, a distinguished photojournalist whose work is marked by intimacy, distinctive angles and stunning composition.

Georgina has been feted as Kenya’s Photographer of the Year for her coverage of the Westgate terrorist attacks. Her clients include the BBC, World Bank, Financial Times, Unicef, Sunday Times South Africa and The New York Times.

  • How to improve your note-taking
  • The art of gaining access to reluctant subjects
  • How to plan, edit and write accurate captions for your story
  • Skills on how to document difficult situations (a visit by a president or a terrorist attack)
  • The process of creating a personal brand
  • How to assess risk, remain safe and make sound ethical decisions
  • This workshop will feature highly engaging, interactive and hands-on teaching
  • It will involve classroom training, in-depth analysis of the habits of the world’s best photographers
  • Field work that will transform participants’ learning from the theoretical to the practical

This course is for anyone seeking to make an impact using a camera.

This includes: mainstream photojournalists, free lancers, and individuals considering a career in photojournalism


Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications, 9 West, 7th Floor, Mkungu Cl, Nairobi, Kenya
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