renowned photographer Danny Wilcox Frazier is returning to CMU this fall to
lead another workshop.
workshop will run from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, and is open to all photojournalism
students. Interested students will begin researching possible stories in early
October. They will shoot these stories
during the workshop. The theme of the workshop is “Michigan and Me.”
them to understand how intense it really is,” Frazier said. “It really
simulates what it’s like to be in the field as a professional photographer.”
Neil Blake and Sean Proctor also will mentor the students during the week. Both
work as photographers for the Midland
Daily News in Midland, Mich. Both will go out into the field to help
will learn very quickly what they need to do to get the job done,” Frazier
will stay in Moore Hall to offer real-time feedback by offering daily
with students recharges me as a photographer as well,” he said. “I love helping
young photographers push themselves out of their comfort zones.”
wants students to present hard-hitting news stories on the local level.
change can even be done on the community level,” he said. “I want students to
see how important community journalism is.”
who lives in Iowa, has spent his career covering the Midwest. His work has been
published in TIME, Newsweek, Life and People. He wants
to encourage students to stay and work in the region, too.
The workshop will culminate in a small
exhibit, reception and slideshow on Nov. 4. The students’ work also will be
featured in Central Michigan Life.