Maggie Steber

Maggie Steber has worked as a documentary photographer in 60 countries. Her longtime work in Haiti received the prestigious Alicia Patterson Foundation Grant and the Ernst Haas Grant. A collection of the Haiti photographs was published in “Dancing on Fire: Photographs from Haiti”, by Aperture. She was a contract photographer for Newsweek Magazine for 4 years and has worked for several press agencies as well as the Associated Press in New York as a photo editor. She served as Asst. Managing Editor of Photography and Features at the Miami Herald from 1999-2002 and guided the photo staff projects to twice become Pulitzer Prize finalists and a third time as winner. In 2007, she received a grant from the Knight Foundation to design a new newspaper prototype through the new Knight Center for International Media at the University of Miami. In 2010, for the 3rd time, she will be invited as one of the Master Teachers at the World Press Photo Foundation’s Joop Swart classes. In 2008, she was honored guest speaker at the formal gathering of distinguished guests in Amstesrdam.

Steber was distinguished invited guest in 2008 to the Pingyao Photo Festival where she exhibited her longtime work on Native Americans and made the main evening presentation. That exhibition was her 3rd in China. She has exhibited twice at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, France and at the Jardins du Luxumbourg in Paris as part of the 20th anniversary exhibition of Reporters Sans Frontieres. She has exhibited widely throughout the US and the world.

Maggie’s breathtaking list of honors includes:

  • The Leica Medal of Excellence
  • First Prize Spot News World Press Photo Foundation News
  • First Prize Magazine Documentary in Pictures of the Year (iPOY)
  • Overseas Press Oliver Rebbot Award Best Photographic Coverage from Abroad
  • The Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service to Journalism from University of Missouri
  • Grants: Alicia Patterson Foundation, the Ernst Haas Grant and the Knight Foundation; 3-time finalist for Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography

Her work appears regularly in National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, Smithsonian, The Guardian of London and many other American and European publications. Her photographs are widely exhibited and are included in many museum and private collections. She has served as judge for World Press Photo Foundation and the Alicia Patterson Foundation four times each, as well as for other photographic competitions.

 


CLASS DESCRIPTION

Images have the power to pen eyes, evoke emotions and instigate change. Students will discover new and innovative ways to create and share stories through research and class discussion of ideas, daily shooting, and critiques of the work done at the workshop. Students should bring portfolios, bodies of work in progress, or recently finished if possible as Maggie would like to see this work too. Participants conclude this workshop with new compelling images and ideas that reflect original thinking and vision, as well as plans for how to present the work.

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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.

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Jason Eskenazi

The fall of the Berlin Wall led Eskenazi out of Queens into the larger world. After trips to Germany and Romania for their first democratic elections he traveled to Russia in 1991, just before the August coup that marked the end of the USSR, and has returned many times since culminating in a photography book project called Wonderland: A Fairy Tale of the Soviet Monolith, winner of Best Photography Book 2008 by Pictures of the Year International.

In 2004 he received a Fulbright Scholarship to return to Russia to make a series of large format color portraits called Title Nation with a Russian colleague which will be published Fall 2010.

Jason Eskenazi has received numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, 1999; The Dorothea Lange/Paul Taylor Prize, 1999, for his work in a Jewish Village in Azerbaijan; and The Alicia Patterson Foundation Grant, 1996.  His work has appeared in many magazines including Time, Newsweek and The New York Times and Soros Foundation publications.

In 2004 -2005 Eskenazi organized a Kids with Cameras workshop in the old city of Jerusalem, teaching photography to Arab Muslims and Jewish children, which toured many U.S. cities.

For economic reasons as well as to obtain health insurance Eskenazi took a job as a Security Guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from March 2008 – Nov 2009.  He created and co-edited a new independent magazine for the guards called SW!PE which received a lot of media attention. And also created the Americans List.

Eskenazi quit the museum and used saved funds in order to continue photographing for his next project The Black Garden set in the geographical locations known to the ancient Greeks, investigating the east-west divide, while basing himself in Istanbul. He was also   the International Curator/ Creative Director for the Bursa Photo Fest for its first 2 years.

He is also a co-founder and editor of DOG FOOD, a newspaper blending Cynic Philosophy and Photography.

Jared Moossy

Jared Moossy is a Texan born photographer based in Austin, Texas. Jared graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City in May of 2008.  His professional career has mainly focused on the changing political and social landscapes of various countries and how conflict has shaped those landscapes. Jared is also a founding member of Razon Collective

Jared attended the Eddie Adams Workshop in 2008 and won the PDN Photo Annual and Marty Forcher Fellowship Fund in 2008. Jared was also awarded a place in PDN 30’s emerging photographers in 2009. Jared has since taught at three Foundry Photojournalism Workshops. He has worked with and been published in Newsweek, Time, The Wall Street Journal, Stern Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Harper’s Magazine and several others.

Recently Jared has also transitioned into film, applying his photographic style and voice to the moving image. His most notable role as Cinematographer was for the HBO, 4 part series, Witness; that originally aired in November 2012.

http://www.jaredmoossy.com/


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David Bathgate

David Bathgate is a freelance photojournalist represented by Corbis Images (Paris Bureau). He is also a contract photographer in Europe for The New York Times. Holding a Ph.D. in anthropology and master’s degree in journalism, his work frequently centers on other cultures, social systems different from those in the West and political situations that affect us all. For the past few years Bathgate has worked almost exclusively in the Middle East and Asia for publications such as Time, Newsweek, German Geo, Stern and Focus. He has since 2002, covered the situation in Afghanistan, from both military and civilian perspectives.  In addition, David conducts workshops and seminars on photography, photojournalism and visual communication in places like Dharamshala, India and Ladakh and at institutions like Pathshala – South Asian Institute of Photography, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and AINA in Kabul, Afghanistan.  David is also founder of The Compelling Image, an online, interactive school of digital photography, videojournalism and multimedia storytelling.

More of David Bathgate’s work can be seen at: http://www.davidbathgate.com, as well as at the site of his online teaching: http://www.thecompellingimage.com.

Jon Vidar

Photo Credit: John Livzey

Jon Vidar is a freelance photographer based out of Los Angeles, CA. He works regularly for the Associated Press and his photos have been published by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, USA Today and NEED Magazine – among many others. In 2009 he was one of eight fellows for the Academy for Alternative Journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and his work has received honors from Getty Images, the National Press Photographers Association, FotoweekDC, and Microsoft.  Jon has developed self-assigned projects spanning six continents, including work in Iraqi Kurdistan, Southeast Turkey, Rwanda, and Brazil.

Jon also serves as the Interim Executive Director and the Director of Near East Operations for the Tiziano Project. The Tiziano Project is a not-for-profit that empowers communities through self-sustaining journalism. In 2007, Jon helped this project establish their first base of operations in Kigali, Rwanda and in the Summer of 2008, he piloted a two-week long multimedia workshop in Northern Iraq. Jon recently helped the project secure a grant from Chase Trust to conduct a three-month program in Iraqi Kurdistan during the summer of 2010.

He holds a Master of Arts in Communication Management from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

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Rena Effendi

Rena EffendiBorn in 1977 in Baku, Azerbaijan, Rena Effendi has been photographing since 2001. From the outset, Effendi has focused her documentary work on the oil industry’s effects on people’s lives in her own country. As a result, she followed a 1,700 km oil pipeline through Georgia and Turkey, collecting stories along the way. This work of six years was published in 2009 in her first book “Pipe Dreams: A Chronicle of Lives along the Pipeline”.

Effendi has won several international photography awards including the “Fifty Crows” Documentary Photography award, Mario Giacomelli Memorial Fund award, and Getty Images Editorial grant. In 2005 she participated in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. In 2007, she was chosen by the Photo District News magazine as one of 30 emerging photographers to watch. In 2008 Rena Effendi won the National Geographic “All Roads” photography award. Her work was exhibited world wide including at the “Visa Pour l’Image” Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan, France, at the 52nd Venice Biennale in Italy and at the Istanbul Biennial.

Rena Effendi’s work has been widely published in Newsweek, Time, The Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Marie Claire, L’Uomo Vogue, Courrier International, Le Monde, National Geographic and others. She is represented by the Institute for Artist Management worldwide and Agency.Photographer.RU in Russia.

Ron Haviv

Photo by Clay Enos

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.

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Ron Haviv’s Blood and Honey

 


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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.

Select biography:

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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Stephanie Sinclair

Stephanie Sinclair, b. 1973, is an American documentary photographer represented by VII photo agency. Based in Brooklyn, NY, she is known for gaining unique access to the most sensitive gender issues and human rights around the world. Sinclair graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Journalism and Mass Communications and an outside concentration in Fine Art Photography. After college, she went to work for the Chicago Tribune, which sent her to cover the start of the war in Iraq. She later moved to Iraq and then to Beirut, Lebanon, covering the region for six years as a freelance photographer. She contributes regularly to National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, Newsweek, Stern, German Geo and Marie Claire among others. Sinclair was recently awarded the Alexia Foundation Professional Grant, UNICEF’s Photo of the Year and the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism Freelens Award for her extensive work on the issue of child marriage. She also earned the 2008 CARE International Award for Humanitarian Reportage for her essay A Cutting Tradition: Inside An Indonesian Female Circumcision Celebration. Sinclair’s other honors include the Visa D’Or from the 2004 Visa Pour L’Image photography festival in France, as well as a first place in World Press Photo and the FiftyCrows International Fund for Documentary Photography’s 2004 Central Asia and Caucasus Grant for her work on women’s issues in Afghanistan. Sinclair earned another World Press Photo award for her coverage of the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon and was invited to be part of the prestigious 13th Joop Swart Masterclass organized by World Press Photo. The Chicago Bar Association’s Herman Kogan Meritorious Achievement Award 2000 was presented to Sinclair for her involvement in a Chicago Tribune series  on the failure of the death penalty in Illinois. The series resulted in the govenor placing a moratorium on capital punishment in the state. Sinclair was also part of the paper’s team that won the Pulitzer Prize for its documentation of problems within the airline industry in 2000. www.stephaniesinclair.com

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