In a world that is oversaturated with sensational but often superficial text and images, how can we create thoughtful, nuanced and complex long-form content that is also visually arresting? Combining theory and practical work, join international author and photographer Johny Pitts (Afropean: Notes from Black Europe) to decode classic examples of writer and photographer collaborations and learn how to synergise the visual with the written. Then head out on the streets of Sydney to find your own unique voice. Don’t forget to bring your camera or smartphone.

Sydney Writers’ Festival is sponsoring one place per workshop for writers who may not otherwise be able to participate. Find more information and an online application form here.

Johny Pitts (International)

Johny Pitts

Johny Pitts is a writer, photographer and broadcast journalist. He has received various awards for his work exploring Afro-European identity, including a Decibel Penguin Prize and an ENAR (European Network Against Racism) award. As part of an ongoing project, Johny founded and curates the award-winning online journal Afropean.com, part of the Guardian Newspaper’s Africa Network dedicated to the Afro-European diaspora, and has collaborated with Caryl Philips on a photographic essay about London’s immigrant communities for the BBC and Arts Council. Afropean is a Guardian UK, New Statesman and BBC History Magazine Best Book of 2019.