Documentary that Matters

SDN 2024 Visual Storytelling Festival

March 19-May 15, 2024

Virtual and in-person festival celebrating documentary photography with portfolio reviews, workshops, panels, exhibitions, and more.

Join us for the first SDN Visual Storytelling Festival bringing all of our spring 2024 programs under one banner. Whether you are a working photographer or engaged in documentary photography and photojournalism in other ways, this festival will offer outstanding programming for everyone.

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Black  History Month

SDN celebrates Black History Month with ten exhibits by Black photographers

February, 2024

We would like to share some of the visual stories from the SDN website that focus on Black life and recognize the exceptional contributions of Black photographers who are members of our expansive and diverse community of photographers and whose work we honor not only this month but all year long.
   —Lisa DuBois

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SDN Reviews

SDN 2024 Virtual Portfolio Reviews

Saturday, April 20

SDN is excited to announce the fourth SDN Online Documentary Portfolio Reviews. Leaders in the editorial, publishing, and fine art industries will review work of documentary and editorial photographers, offer constructive criticism, and to keep an eye out for new and talented photographers.

Part of the SDN 2024 Visual Storytelling Festival

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SDN Education

SDN Education

Classes start March 23

With Ed Kashi, Amber Bracken, Lou Jones, Lauren Owens Lambert, and Michelle Bogre

Part of the SDN 2024 Visual Storytelling Festival

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Photos by Ed Kashi.

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Subscribe to ZEKE

The Magazine of Global Documentary Photography

ZEKE magazine presents the best of global documentary photography delivered to your door, and to your digital device, twice a year. Each issue presents outstanding photography from the Social Documentary Network on topics as diverse as the war in Syria, the European migration crisis, the Bangladesh garment industry, and other issues of global concern.

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Four Great Reasons to Post Your Documentary Projects to SDN

  • 1. Your images will be found by photo editors, journalists, curators, publishers and anyone coming to SDN to search for documentary content.
  • 2. Selected exhibits are featured in our social media, on the SDN home page, and in email spotlights.
  • 3. You will gain additional exposure for the issues that you are documenting.
  • 4. Exhibits are entirely free for the first year.

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