Skagway School is hosting a free, two-week course on photography, story telling and social media from July 10-21. The class is held in the evenings, from 7-9 p.m., Monday-Friday.
The instructor for the course is Pascual G. Marcos, who works as a photographer for the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
According to a release, his workshop will detail the technical aspects of taking, framing and editing photographs. In addition, he will cover the creative and critical aspects of investigating stories, and sharing those stories via social media.

During the class, students will be encouraged to develop one major story or project, which they may present publicly upon the class’s conclusion.

Marcos will also provide lectures and discussion opportunities on his experience working as a photographer in conflict settings. On Sunday, July 15, Marcos will give a public presentation on the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Southern Lebanon at the Skagway Public Library.

The course is free, and attending the full two weeks of the class is not mandatory.

No prior photography experience necessary. Beginner, novice and experienced photographers are invited to enroll.

To enroll, submit the following information to no later than Wednesday, July 5: Name, age and type of camera or equipment that you intend to use for the class (smartphone cameras are okay)
• Brief description of why you are interested in the class, and what you hope to get out of it.

Marcos – who hails from Catalonia, Spain – started his photography career with in-depth coverage of Nicaragua in 1989.

According to the release, he has spent time working for the Associated Press in Mexico as an agency correspondent, and as a freelance journalist, publishing in various international print media on projects in Latin America and the Middle East. In March 2009, Pasqual joined the United Nations as a photographer in the Public Information Office of UNIFIL, where he currently works.