Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 10-1-2016

Embargo Period


Event Date

October 17, 2016; October 28, 2016; November 1, 2016


MDOCS, Documentary, Storytelling, Event, Talks, Workshops, Fall, Photography


Fall Documentary Photography Talks and Workshops:

Through a native lens: Portraiture, social documentary and narrative in Saratoga

Mon, October 17 @ 7pm, Emerson

On October 17, join Daesha Devón Harris, a Saratoga Springs native and documentary photographer who creates powerful multimedia pieces that speak to social issues in a creative and compelling way. The photos depict subjects not as victims, but instead show them in a light of determination illuminating Daesha's relentless optimism.

Moderated by Robert ParkeHarrison

This event is part of MDOCS' series on portraiture and biography in documentary work. One Monday each month, creators from photography, audio documentary, and multimedia visit Skidmore to discuss their work and the morals and ethics behind representing someone else's story through their vision.

Workshop: DSLR Photography Basics

Fri, October 28 @ 2-4 pm, LIB 113

Still stuck in the auto-function of your DSLR camera? Learn the basics of DSLR photography and get some tips on how to create more engaging, lively images. Led by Eric Jenks, Skidmore alum and Capital region photojournalist.

Chasing the Light: The Rock & Roll Photography of Jay Blakesberg

Tue, November 1 @ 7pm, Davis

Join Jay Blakesberg for a presentation of his 35 year journey in rock and roll photography - from documenting the Grateful Dead to his latest book Hippie Chick: A Tale of Love, Devotion & Surrender. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.