Fotovision is a Bay Area nonprofit created to support photographers interested in documenting their world. Our mission is to advance documentary photography and storytelling. We do this through education, dialogue and community. Our vision is to inspire and enable positive change by creating a global photographic community that gives voice to the human condition.
The founders of Fotovision have deep and distinguished roots in the photojournalist and documentary world of photography as well as many years of teaching in prestigious photojournalism programs.The curriculum is designed to span the various skills and techniques needed as a long-term, in-depth photo project is developed: fieldwork, editing, funding and marketing, book publishing, multi-media issues and more. We create opportunities for photographers to hear lectures by master photographers like Sebastião Salgado, James Nachtwey, Eugene Richards, Alex Webb and others. In addition, we give Bay Area photographers and people interested in documentary the rare opportunity to study with these masters in small groups.
Fotovision utilizes a unique network of community partnerships to deliver workshops throughout the Bay Area and to draw on a rich community of highly accomplished and dedicated documentary photographers, printers, publishers, and arts administrators. Currently, workshops are offered in Emeryville, San Francisco, and Napa at advanced, intermediate, and beginning levels. The founders of Fotovision have deep and distinguished roots in the photojournalist and documentary world of photography as well as many years of teaching in prestigious photojournalism programs.