A Swiss reportage photography school:
“A modern day school should be concise, practical, demanding, playful, rooted in tradition and with a foot in the professional reality of today’s photography scene”
The Institute of Reportage and Documentary Images (IRDI) is the only reportage, documentary and photojournalism school in Switzerland. It’s dynamic, constantly renewing teaching staff is unmatched at the international level. IRDI provides students with a transformative experience for them to take along in the professional world.
IRDI is a 2 year program school. Its aim is to train upcoming photojournalists and documentary photographers to the rigours of the field. An IRDI graduate will be proficient in photographic techniques, image composition, image editing, project research, and the diffusion of his or her work…
An intensive, engaging, and practice orientated 2 year program
Students will benefit from an in depth training centred on reality based projects. IRDI’s program is based on its practical courses accounting for 70% of a student’s schedule. The 30% remaining are dedicated to technical aspects of photography, fine arts education, and the diffusion/communication of the photographer’s work.
IRDI teaching staff
An open minded, versatile and accomplished group of teachers.
The IRDI’s academic staff is made up of a list of acclaimed and practicing documentary photographers and photojournalists from different countries. They each teach one or 2 months modules throughout the academic year. This diversity in photographic visions gives students a wide array of methods to keep them stimulated and eager to improve. This exposure to different professional perspectives is unmatched in other photography schools…