Photojournalist Jake Danna Stevens, a staff photographer at The Times-Tribune, will instruct students during the Lackawanna Historical Society’s “Every Picture Tells a Story,” a photography workshop for students.

Times-Tribune staff photographer Jake Danna Stevens

The program, supported by funding from the Margaretta Briggs Foundation, will create a visual archive of how Lackawanna County looks under quarantine. The workshop — a three-part course held through Zoom lectures from May to the end of summer — will give aspiring photographers a chance to document their hometown neighborhoods during the worldwide pandemic, according to the society. Students will follow social distancing guidelines but will be encouraged to share their perception of how the quarantine can best be expressed through photographic images.

Stevens will teach light, composition, moments, archaical photography, archiving and caption writing.

By taking documentary/photojournalistic style photos, the students from Lackawanna County will present scenic, pictorial and detail photos of how things look during the COVID-19 quarantine. At the end of the program, the students’ photos will be displayed as part of an online gallery and promoted through local media outlets. The snapshots will become part of the society’s permanent collection.

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