UCR Extension Class to Investigate Documentary Photography

Riverside, CA, August 04, 2011 --(PR.com)-- California photographer Jesús Manuel Mena Garza will illuminate his and other documentary photographers work in a class offered this summer at the University of California Riverside Extension. Garza explained, “This Documentary Photography class is an opportunity for students to explore how photography interprets our society.”

He added, “Students will learn the art of visual storytelling — whether for a single editorial image, for feature stories or books or for creating a personal record of things observed. They will explore ways to execute photos through a range of styles and subjects and create a story line from concept to final print or web page.”

The class will inform students on diverse photographic processes. They will also learn to take better images with strong, sensitive and effective visual qualities by producing several themed projects. These same projects can work as a portfolio.

The photographer strives to elevate and support our community of visual artists through practical and real-world experiential learning offering personal, challenging and fun projects. Garza sees documentary and street photography as a method to communicate ideas and emotions. By taking advantage of contemporary technology, students have an excellent opportunity to share their photographic vision and reach a diverse-international audience.

Garza also teaches Landscape Photography and other photography courses at UCRx. He currently has a documentary photography exhibition titled, Chicano Photographer at the San Bernardino County Museum (SBCM) Schuilling Gallery. It runs until November 6, 2011.


Jesús Manuel Mena Garza’s website: http://www.jmmgarza.com
JMM Garza Photography
Jesus Manuel Mena Garza
(909) 557-7151
Ann Marie Leimer, Ph.D., (909) 748-8505, ann_leimer@redlands.edu