Salt Institute for Documentary Studies

Located in Portland, Maine, the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies offers a 15-week immersion program for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in documentary writing, photography, or radio.
This blog is an update of current Salt students insights and musings.


"Meet Me Anywhere"

this event is free and open to the public
see you at Salt on thursday 12/11/08 at 5PM

top photo by jennifer leahy
bottom photo by heather noonan

what work is

click here and noodle around. def check out the videos. i found them great to the point of anxiety-inducement.



So Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?


Speaking Out, Speaking Up: Why We Tell Stories

Why do I tell stories? I tell stories because they teach me to listen; to open my eyes, my ears, and my mind to the world around me. They teach me to dig beneath the surface of our lives and search out the truth in every part of our being. Stories serve as a bridge between the past, present, and the future. They are the connection between us all. And somewhere in between the giving and receiving, stories incite our imaginations, inspire change. That is why I tell stories.

This is why Ari, Dina, Marc and Tracey tell stories: