Andrea Bruce

Andrea BruceThrough documentary photography, Andrea Bruce brings attention to people living in the aftermath of war. She is a co-owner and member of the photo agency NOOR.

For eight years she has chronicled the world’s most troubled areas as a staff photographer for The Washington Post. She focused on Iraq from 2003 to the present, following the intricacies and obstacles of the conflict experienced by Iraqis and the US military. She also wrote a weekly column for The Post called “Unseen Iraq.”

Her awards include top honors from the White House News Photographers Association (where she has been named Photographer of the Year four times), several awards from the International Pictures of the Year contest, and the prestigious John Faber award from the Overseas Press Club in New York.

She has also been a finalist for The Aftermath Project grant and a 2011 recipient of the Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship. In 2010 she received the WHNPA grant for her work in Ingushetia.

In 2012, she was the recipient of the first Chris Hondros Fund Award for the “commitment, willingness and sacrifice shown in her work.”

Andrea currently splits her time between Afghanistan the United States and is available for photography and multimedia assignments.

www.andreabruce.com


 

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Kael Alford

Kael has worked extensively covering culture, politics and conflict in the Balkans and the Middle East for many US and European magazines and newspapers including Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report, The New York Times, Times (London), The Guardian, The San Fransisco Chronicle, NRC Handelsbad (Netherlands), Vanity Fair, and others. She was based in the Balkans from 1996-2003.

Kael covered the US invasion of Iraq and worked there until 2004. Her photography from Iraq focuses on the birth of the Iraqi resistance groups, and the impact of the US invasion on security and the lives of Iraqi civilians. That work was included in the book and exhibition “Unembedded: Four Independent Journalists on the War in Iraq” (Chelsea Green, 2005).

She is currently working on a multimedia project documenting coastal erosion in southeast Louisiana and the impact of environmental degradation on the communities there. The photography is commissioned by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. She has taught writing and photojournalism at the American University in Bulgaria and documentary photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. She is currently a Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard University and is represented by Panos Pictures in London. Kael has a degree in English Literature from Boston University and a MA in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

She was born in Middletown, NY, 1971.

www.panos.co.uk

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Ron Haviv

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Award-winning photojournalist Ron Haviv has produced some of the most important images of conflict and other humanitarian crises that have made headlines from around the world since the end of the Cold War.

A co-founder of VII, whose work is published by top magazines worldwide, including: Fortune, The NY Times Magazine, Time, Vanity Fair, Paris Match and Stern. He has published two critically acclaimed collections of his photography — Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, and Afghanistan: On the Road to Kabul – and has contributed his wide-ranging body of work to several other books.

With a special focus on exposing human rights violations, he has covered conflict and humanitarian crises in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Russia and the Balkans. Most recently, he has documented wars in Darfur and the DR Congo.

His often-searing photographs have earned Haviv some of the highest accolades in photography, including awards from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, Overseas Press Club, and the Leica Medal of Excellence. He regularly lectures at universities and seminars, and numerous museums and galleries have featured his work, including the United Nations, The Louvre and The Council on Foreign Relations.

Haviv has been the central character in three films. National Geographic Explorer’s Freelance in a World of Risk explores the hazards inherent in combat photography. The Serbian-made documentary Vivisect explores Serbian reaction to the Blood and Honey exhibit. Eyes of the World, which has featured in film festival worldwide, examines Haviv as a witness to war. In addition, Haviv has spoken about his work on The Charlie Rose Show, NPR, Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, CNN, MSNBC and The Best Damn Sports Show Ever.

Ron Haviv @ VII

Ron Haviv’s Blood and Honey

 


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Michael Robinson Chavez

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Michael Robinson Chávez is a photographer at The Washington Post since 2007. Prior to that, he worked for Los Angeles Times , The Boston Globe and the Associated Press. He has covered assignments in over 50 countries including: the Congolese Civil War, the tsunamis in Indonesia and Chile, the Egyptian revolution, life in Brazil’s slums, gold mining in Peru, the 2006 Hezbollah/Israeli war, the Georgian/Russian war in 2008, the conflict in Israel/Palestine and the US led invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Michael was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Photojournalism in 2012 and was twice named second place Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International in 2014 and 2010. In 2015 Michael received a silver prize from the China International Press Photo Contest for his work on the California drought. Michael won the Scripps Howard National Award for Photojournalism and has also twice been named Photographer of the Year by The White House News Photographers’ Association.

His work has been exhibited widely, including the Visa Pour l’image festival in France, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC, Imagenes Havana in Cuba, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the War Photo Ltd. Gallery in Dubrovnik and at the Museu Memorial de l’Exili in Spain.

He has published a book of his photographs from Peru: “Awaiting the Rain.” In addition he teaches and lectures at workshops throughout the world including Mexico, Argentina, India, Thailand, Egypt, Peru, the United States and El Salvador.

http://www.robinsonchavez.com/

Course Description:

Michael will be helping you master the craft of telling compelling stories and essays by improving your vision, research skills, ability to gain access to your subject matter and breaking out of your comfort zones. The device you choose can range from an iPhone to a Graflex 4×5. This is about how you see the world.


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Ami Vitale

Ami Vitale, best known for her cultural documentation, has received recognition for her work from World Press Photo, the NPPA, International Photos of the Year, and Photo District News, and the South Asian Journalists Association presented her with the Daniel Pearl Award for outstanding print reporting on South Asia.

She was the recipient of the first-ever Inge Morath grant by Magnum Photos, The Canon Female Photojournalist award for her work in Kashmir, and a grant from the Alexia Foundation for World Peace.

Vitale’s photographs have been published in major international magazines such as National Geographic, Adventure, Geo, Newsweek, Time, Smithsonian and Le Figaro, among others. They have also been presented in international exhibitions including: Visa Pour L’Image, Perpignan, France; Reporters Sans Frontiers, Paris; the FotoArt Festival in Poland; the Open Society Institute and The United Nations in New York.

Now based in Washington, DC, Vitale is a contract photographer with National Geographic and is producing a book and exhibit for the Nature Conservancy about threatened environments around the world.

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Adriana Zehbrauskas

Adriana Zehbrauskas was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She received a degree in Journalism and moved to Paris where she studied Linguistics and Phonetics at the Sorbonne Nouvelle. She worked as a staff photographer for Folha de S. Paulo, in Brazil, for 11 years, traveling extensively throughout the country and abroad.

As a freelance photojurnalist based in Mexico City, she contributes regularly with The New York Times. Other clients include the Wall Street Journal, The Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, Glamour Magazine, The Guardian, Paris Match, Le Figaro, Save the Children and the World Health Organization among others.

Adriana is one of the three photographers profiled in the documentary “Beyond Assignment” (USA, 2011), alongside Mariella Furrer and Gali Tibbon. The film was produced by The Knight Center for International Media and the University of Miami.and features the Tepito project.

Her project on Faith in Brazil and Mexico was awarded a Art & Worship World Prize by the Niavaran Artistic Creation Foundation and a book is currently under production to be published by Bei Editores in São Paulo, Brasil. She was a finalist for the New York Photo Awards 2009 and 2010 and is an instructor with the Foundry Photojournalism Workshops.

Her photos are  also featured in the books ’24 Stunden im Leben der katholischen Kirche’, Random House, Munich, 2005 , ‘In Search of Hope – The Global Diaries of Mariane Pearl’, powerHouse Books, New York, 2007 and the ‘Nike Human Race’ , New York, 2008.

Adriana is the recipient of the Troféu Mulher Imprensa (photojournalist newspaper/magazine), São Paulo, Brazil, Feb 2012.

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Represented by Polaris Images in NYC.

 

Class description:

This class will focus on how to  develop a photo essay and tell a visual story while working on assignment. Working fast, in the most unpredictable conditions, meeting deadlines and delivering the photos that the editor is expecting while still maintaining your own personal style.

Each student is expected to do an assignment and work the field. Stories/general theme may be assigned or the student can choose to work on his own topic. (It is highly advised to prepare beforehand!)

Everyday we will meet in the classroom to go over the work and discuss problems, approaches, technical difficulties, ethical dilemas, etc. All work will be edited down to twelve images to be presented on the final evening to the whole workshop.


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Henrik Kastenskov

 

Henrik KastenskovHenrik Kastenskov (Denmark, 1966) works as documentary photographer and lecturer of web documentary in an effort to redefine storytelling for online platforms.

“The internet is a battleground where everybody is fighting for attention. It seemed logical to change the focus from an exhibition style approach in photography towards an approach where you would focus on the story as the main carrier of the message”.

Henrik co-founded Bombay Flying Club in 2006 and after a stint as staff photographer he turned towards web documentary full time in 2008 focusing on developing methods and approaches that would catch the attention of the inherently impatient online audience.

Apart from a body of documentary work that spans from teenage suicides over climate change through Afghanistan vets and the conflict in South Sudan amongst other topics, this has been turned into a series of lectures and workshops taught around the globe as well as taking on the role as producer for other photographers.

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Awarded several times in the Danish POY and POY International for his web documentaries, both as director and producer, member of the POY juries in Denmark, Sweden and Norway, member of the Energy Action Project, works as Associate Professor at the Danish School of Media and Journalism.

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Tewfic El-Sawy

Based in New York City, I am a freelance photographer who specializes in documenting endangered cultures and traditional life ways of Asia, Latin America and Africa. My images, articles and photo features were published in various magazines, and my travel photographs were featured by some of the largest adventure travel companies in the United States and Great Britain, as well as in multinational corporations’ art collections. Known as The Travel Photographer, I plan, organize and lead photo expeditions-workshops for other photographers, with emphasis on travel photography, multimedia storytelling and documentary photography…a hybrid style akin to “a photojournalist photographing travel.” I’m also the founder of The Travel photographer blog.

I’ve been on the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop faculty since it’s inception in 2008.

Websites, Facebook, Twitter on http://about.me/thetravelphotographer

Class Description:

Tewfic El-Sawy will teach a multimedia class that allows its participants to concentrate on the story, rather than on the application. The purpose and aim of the class is to show photojournalists how to make quick work of slide show production (rivaling in content and quality the more complicated processes), using their own images and audio generated in the field, to produce a cogent photo story under the simulation of publishing deadlines. Most of the class’s time will be spent photographing in the field, while indoors time will be devoted to weaving the material into photo stories. Requirements for the class are Soundslides (free trial version available), Audacity (free audio editing program) and an audio digital recorder.

 

Guy Calaf

Guy was born in Italy in 1978 from an American mother and an Italian father.

He received a degree in Communication Science from an Italian university and later completed a two- year professional photography course in Milan.

Since 2004 Guy’s work has been focused on social issues. He has worked extensively in Iraq, Afghanistan, Eastern Congo, Darfur and Sri Lanka.

In 2006 Guy moved to Ethiopiaʼs capital Addis Ababa, where he humbly explored the countryʼs social dynamics at every level, from the small sub cultures in its larger cities to the changing lives of rural communities whose social structures have been so dramatically altered in the last century.

At the same time, he had the opportunity to travel across the continent as a contributor to the Italian edition of Vanity Fair and LʼEspresso. He was one of the few journalists to cover the 2006 Ethiopian invasion of Somalia, a country that he visited six times between 2006 and 2008.

While living in Ethiopia Guy developed a greater appreciation for his role as a documentary photographer working in a developing country. He decided to produce work that would help balance the contrast between the realities of the cultures and how they are portrayed in the mainstream media, a gap that too often leads to harmful misunderstandings and stereotypes.

In mid 2009 Guy moved to New York where he will live for 4 years while his wife completes her postgraduate studies in Public Health and Non Profit Management at Columbia and NYU.

While living in New York, Guy is focusing on contrasts in America, a country with enormous concentrated wealth and disarming poverty and despair.

After living for almost one year with American paratroopers in South Eastern Afghanistan in 2005, Guy has decided to embark in a long-term project to visually describe his thoughts on the American occupation of the country. Since 2010, Guy has spent 4 months in the countryʼs Kunar province.

A network of agents represent Guy, including: Polaris Images; Focus Agentur; Luz Photos; Cosmos Photos; and Agency.Photographer.Ru.

 

www.guycalaf.com