Empathy, Trust and Mission -
Your Personal Story Telling

Workshop with Dirk Gebhardt

Dirk Gebhardt, Sertao, Selma (53), Juana (33) and Adriana (27) are laughing after a hard working day.

Photojournalism is not about the amount of cameras you carry, neither is it about news value or your client. Photojournalism is about empathy, a clear mission and have something on your mind which has to be told and expressed by means of photography.

During the workshop I will explain how to narrow your story down to the basics. I show you the principals of story telling by visual means, how to develop clear and sustainable ideas that are practicable schemes.

How do you research your story, get in contact with the right people and get close to human beings you have never seen before. Trust is a key issue, and at the end of the day it is all related.



Dirk Gebhardt

Dirk Gebhardt is a visual storyteller. He prefers to photograph in depth long-term reports on , in the media neglected social subjects. Since 1999, he works for international magazines such as Stern, DER SPIEGEL, DIE ZEIT, Republica and Time Magazine, but also for NGOs such as UNICEF and Amnesty International. He has won several awards, including 2002 the Otto-Steinert-Award of the German Society for Photography and several nominations for "UNICEF Photo of the Year" and the Joop Swart Masterclass-. Since 2011 he teaches at the University of Applied Sciences in Dortmund as a professor of photojournalism.

Workshop Information:

For detailed information ( also infos on flights and hotels) please contact
Tina Schelhorn:, +49 176 63426448


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