BOSTON – Professor Kenneth Martin is heading to the American University of Armenia (AUA) in Yerevan to teach photography! By joining the 2019 AAU Summer Program, Martin will teach “Lens on Armenia: Photojournalism in Yerevan”. Students from the United States and around the world are welcome to join the course with current AAU students.
Martin’s lessons are quick, informative, and there are many exciting excursions that complement the classroom experience. In Lens on Armenia, students will understand the basics of digital photography, camera manipulation, and standard practices for finding and reporting news with visual journalism. Students will also create revealing photographic essays presenting the life and times of Armenia and the issues that define the culture. Students will also receive an introduction to the history of photography so that they understand that they are part of a timeline of great image makers.
“Lens on Armenia: Photojournalism in Yerevan” is a three-credit course, from July 8 to August 8.
Martin has taught photography and photojournalism for many years in the Department of Communication and Journalism at Suffolk University in Boston, where he is a lecturer, and has designed and taught all photography courses at the university, including in the Graphic Arts program of the Department of Art and Design.
He has created and taught several teacher-led study abroad courses for the University of Suffolk (SU) at the Dakar League campus in Senegal, West Africa, the League campus from Madrid in Spain, and led students to the Lorenzo de Medici International Italian Institute in Tuscany, Italy. He has also given courses at the International Training School (SIT) in Dakar.
In addition to teaching, Martin is a professional photographer and photojournalist and has worked for several photo agencies and photo shoots for many human service organizations and other businesses and organizations, particularly in the Boston area. He was an early member of Impact Visuals photo agency, contributed to Landov agency and is currently a member of Zuma Press, the world’s largest photography agency.