A place to share your documentary projects
Sarah Blesener will present "Toy Soldiers," documenting the rise of nationalism among youth in Russia
Sarah is the winner of SDN's recent Call for Entries and is featured in the spring issue of ZEKE magazine. She will present her work via Skype from New York.
Photo by Sarah Blesener from Toy Soldiers in ZEKE magazine.
Tuesday, April 11
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Digital Silver Imaging
9 Brighton Street
Presented by Social Documentary Network and Digital Silver Imaging
Sarah Blesener is a documentary photographer based in New York City. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she studied Linguistics and Youth Development at North Central University. While in University, she worked as a photographer for the organization Healing Haiti based in Port au Prince, Haiti, covering events surrounding the 2010 earthquake. Upon graduation in 2012, she studied at Bookvar Russian Academyin Minneapolis, concentrating on the Russian language. She is a recent graduate of the Visual Journalism and Documentary Practice program at the International Center of Photography in New York. Her latest work revolves around issues of nationalism and militarization of youth, focusing on Russia, Eastern Europe, and the United States..
Share and discuss documentary projects
If you are looking for feedback on your documentary work or a place to meet with others involved with or interested in documentary photography, join SDN and Digital Silver Imaging for Documentary Matters. This is a free and open meeting for anyone interested in presenting, viewing, or discussing documentary photography. Glenn Ruga from the Social Documentary Network and ZEKE magazine will moderate the meeting.
You can show work in progress or completed work, or you can present a topic relevant to documentary. There are five 20-minute slots available each evening. We will review submissions and get back to you prior to the evening.
You don't have to be a professional, expert, or established--you just need to be committed to the documentary form and committed to learning from feedback from others. And you don't need to be a photographer or presenting your work to attend. Everyone is invited to join us, look, listen, and comment. Still photography, multimedia, and video encouraged. Documentary required.
Refreshments will be served--particulary if you bring them.
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