Have you always dreamed of travelling the world, telling stories, and making a difference?

PWB School is the ultimate experience that prepares photographers to become better visual storytellers, and to make real change with your work. Participants will spend time in collaboration with our community partners in one of several locations around the world. Working closely with local changemakers and community leaders, you’ll come away with new eyes and abilities that will help you achieve your personal goals. It doesn’t matter where you’re starting from—amateur to professional—everyone grows and learns from these workshops.

2020 School Program


PWB School: indonesia

Ready for transformation in how you see wildlife? Sumatra, Indonesia is for you.

DATES: FEB 10-22, 2020



Join us in Jodhpur for the Women’s March, gulabi gang style.

DATES: FEB 25-MARCH 9, 2020




Photography and storytelling are perhaps the most invaluable tools when it comes to creating movements and shifting mindsets through communication. We've crafted our PWB School workshops as a training ground for anyone who seeks seeks to learn these skills in an immersive environment where you have the chance to be mentored by working professionals with chances each day to create and learn in a conducive and uplifting environment. These are perfect for students, photographers (professional or amateur), marketing and communications professionals, international development professionals, social media professionals.


Looking for a more private experience?

Let us arrange a PWB School experience that will make the perfect graduation trip, team-building excursion, or bonding experience with friends and family. E-mail us at info@photographerswithoutborders.org for more details!


WHO can participate in pwb school?

Perhaps you’re new to photography, or maybe you’re an expert photographer looking to master the art of storytelling and visual communication; Either way, think of this course as a fast-track to learning everything you need to know with lots of hands-on experience and an expert in the field at your side to guide you. 

WHAT will we learn at pwb school?

Over the course of the two-week workshop you will learn the art of photo documentary and visual communication. 

After a PWB School workshop, participants will have:

  • An official PWB School Certificate

  • Improved ability to tell stories through photography.

  • Improved image-taking skills.

  • Learn about ethics in storytelling.

  • Leave with a new, engaging portfolio of work.

  • Have the tools to engage in storytelling, photojournalism, documentary photography in communications and social change.

  • Have the tools to engage in storytelling, photojournalism, documentary photography on a professional level.


Don't take it from us - Hear about what some of our past participants have to say:

I am a new photographer and took the Photographers Without Borders workshop to learn more about how to use my camera and take better photos. What I learned during the course of the workshop was much more rewarding and inspiring than what I expected. Our group travelled across different cities and learned about the real people of Nicaragua who work hard every day to provide a better future for those who need it the most. Yes, I learned to take better photos but more importantly to be socially conscious of who and what I photograph. Being truthful to the model and their surroundings is not something that is taught enough. This lesson is what separates the real photographers from the hobbyists. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the course and would recommend the workshop to anyone regardless of their experience level.

- Isabelle

The PWB school in Nicaragua really opened my eyes to a whole new level of photography. For me, it was far more then I anticipated or expected. From the first day I really felt absorbed into the curriculum of what was being taught and the life of the communities that became our subjects for next 10 days. The experience turned a deep passion into a deeper desire for me.

- Paul

How much does pwb school cost?

Each workshop has a different cost, which does not include airfare. Explore each workshop to find out more!