Erik Hoffner: Seeing the Story

February 11, Thursday, 7 p.m.

View the recording of this event here.

Edgar Degas said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Similarly, a story can be seen, as well as read or told. Visual storytelling brings the viewer into other lives, scenes, and events. In this online talk for novice and experienced photographers alike, Erik Hoffner will explore topics related to documentary photography and visual storytelling, including composition, shot selection, and strategies for creating high-quality images. He will also discuss lenses and general photography concepts.

Erik Hoffner is an editor for the global environmental media outlet He’s a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and his writings and photojournalism projects have appeared in The Guardian, the Washington Post, Yale Environment 360, National Geographic News Watch, Northern Woodlands, and The Sun, among others. Hoffner has exhibited in galleries regionally and as far away as the New Mexico State Capitol, and in 2019, his work was the subject of a two-decade retrospective solo exhibit at the Linden Street Gallery. He is also a longtime exhibiting member of the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro.