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.

www.panos.co.uk

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Mauricio Lima

Photo by Daniel Kfouri

Mauricio Lima was born and grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1975), where he graduated in Communications from PUC University (1996-2001), with emphasis in Art History and Photography, in parallel of Photojournalism studies at Senac Institute, in 1998. In this meantime, he learned basics of professional cooking and then worked as pastry assistant at the renowned Fasano restaurant.

Inspired by legendary photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa and James Nachtwey, he started as a trainee photographer at Lance!, a local sports newspaper in 1999. A year later, Agence France-Presse (AFP) invited him as a stringer, then after seven months he became a staff contract. In almost 11 years he worked for AFP based in Sao Paulo, he covered many of the events that have defined recent history in Brazil and Latin America (Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia-Brazil border, Colombia, Venezuela, Honduras, Mexico, among others) included several assignments to Iraq between 2003 and 2008 and the Middle East in 2004 (Jerusalem/Gaza Strip), and to Afghanistan in 2010. His work was published in most notable newspapers and magazines worldwide, such The New York Times, Liberation, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Paris Match and Stern. Lima became a freelance photographer three months ago, on April 1st, to develop personal projects on social issues focused on daily life in the aftermath of conflicts. He just returned from a two-month assignment to Afghanistan exclusively for The New York Times.
Lima was awarded by the POYi, POYi Latin America (2011) and nominated “2010 Wire Photographer of the Year” by Time magazine for his essay in Afghanistan, which includes a collective exhibition at the Museum of Oriental Art, in Moscow. In 2006, his work in Iraq was recognized by the Prix Bayeux Calvados des Correspondants de Guerre, the UNICEF Photo of the Year in 2005, and the POYi in 2004. He was selected for the 2005 World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass (Ordinary), the same year he had an individual exhibition at the VISA Pour L’Image International Photojournalism Festival, also for his work in Iraq. For “Hope Homeless” essay in Brazil, he was awarded twice, in 2004 by the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano writer Gabriel Garcia Márquez and Scoop et du Journalisme d’Angers in 2003. His photographs appear at Agence France-Presse’s yearbooks from 2001 to 2010.

Alison Morley

Alison Morley is a photo editor and educator. Alison has been the Chair of the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program at the International Center of Photography in New York since 2000, where she teaches and oversees an adjunct faculty of more than 60 working photographers and professionals.

As a photo editor, she has been the photography director of The New York Times Sophisticated Traveler, Audubon, Life, Civilization, Esquire, Mirabella, Elle, and The Los Angeles Times Magazine. Currently, she works as a consultant for photographers, agencies and magazines. She has edited several major monographs and has curated touring exhibitions for Blood and Honey: A Yugoslavian War Journal and The Road to Kabul, both by Ron Haviv; I Am Rich Potosi: The Mountain That Eats Men by Stephen Ferry; Soviets: Pictures From the End of The U.S.S.R. by Shepard Sherbell and The Ninth Floor by Jessica Dimmock

Her awards for photo editing include American Photography and the Society of Publication Design and Communication Arts. She is on the nominating committee for World Press Photos Masterclass in The Netherlands and serves on The Fulbright Committee in New York. In Los Angeles, she ran her own studio doing editorial portraiture for magazines such as Shape, Redbook, Rollingstone, Cosmopolitan, Film Comment, and Los Angeles Magazine. Her photographs have been published in several books including Backstory: Screenwriters of The Golden Age, edited by Patrick McGilligan.

She has written on photography for magazines and books and has lectured and lead workshops in the United States as well as in Bangladesh, Bosnia, China, France, Hungary, Philippines and Uganda. She attended Simmons College, majoring in Communications and earned a B.F.A. from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in 1978.

Alex Kornhuber

Alex Kornhuber is a German-Peruvian photographer. He grew up in Rio de Janeiro and Lima. Graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Fine Arts and Graphic Design. Worked for the Associated Press in Lima. Lived in Zurich from 1998-2004 where he was a photo-journalist working in Kosovo, Uganda, and Latin America, publishing in Der Spiegel, Das Magazine, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, Du, Tagez an Zeiger, Weltwoche, and others. He also produced corporate work for Swiss and German clients. Back in Peru since 2004, has collaborated with The Washington Post, The New York Times and LAN’s In magazine. He has taught photojournalism at the Centro de la Imagen and directed workshops. In 2007, created AX Imagen, a business specialized in corporate, advertising and editorial photography, producing and publishing books for select clients. His work has been exhibited in Zurich, Lima, Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires. He is currently working on the long term project: “Faces of Peru”.

Alex Kornhuber, fotógrafo peruano-alemán. Creció en Río de Janeiro y Lima. Se graduó en Ohio University con un bachiller en Bellas Artes y Diseño Gráfico. Trabajó para Associated Press en Lima. Vivió en Zurich durante 1998-2004 y trabajó como foto periodista en Kosovo, Uganda y Latinaomerica, publicando en “Der Spiegel”, “Das Magazine”, “Neue Zurcher Zeitung”, “Du”, “Tagez an Zeiger”, “Weltwoche”, etc. También ha producido trabajo corporativo para clientes alemanes y suizos. De regreso en Peru, en 2004, ha colaborado con “The Washington Post”, “The New York Times” y la revista “In” de LAN. Enseñó foto periodismo en el Centro de la Imagen y dirigió talleres de reportaje. En 2007 creó AX Imagen, empresa especializada en fotografía corporativa, editorial y publicitaria, con la cual ha producido libros para clientes selectos. Su trabajo ha sido expuesto en Zurich, Lima, Santiago de Chile y Buenos Aires. Actualmente trabaja en el proyecto a largo plazo: “Faces of Peru”.

www.alexkornhuber.com/

Rodrigo Cruz

Rodrigo Cruz is a freelance photographer with a particular interest in abuses of human rights, especially against women and children in his native Mexico. His work has been published by National Geographic – Latin America, The Wall Street Journal, Maclean’s, The Washington Post, Esquire – Russia and by NGOs such as Amnesty International. He was shortlisted for the 2010 Anthropographia Award for Photography and Human Rights; received an honorary mention in the photo contest ‘Global World: through the lens of human rights’; and was selected last year to participate in PHotoEspaña’s Descubrimientos in Guatemala City.

www.rodrigocruz.com

 


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Walter Astrada

Walter Astrada was born in 1974 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1996 he started his career as staff photographer in La Nacion newspaper. In 1999 he traveled around Brazil, Chile, Bolivia and Peru developing a personal project on “Faith.”

In September 1999 he joined Associated Press in Bolivia and later in Argentina. From 2000 to 2002 he worked for the Associated Press based in Paraguay, from where he covered events in Latin America and World Cup Korea-Japan 2002. In 2003 he worked as a freelancer in Buenos Aires and Madrid.

At the end of 2003 he rejoined the Associated Press based in the Dominican Republic, covering events in the Caribbean countries. From March 2005 until March 2006 he worked as a freelancer for Agence France Presse in the Dominican Republic and was represented and distributed by World Picture News.

In March 2006 he moved to Spain from where he is working as a freelancer. In 2008 and 2009 he covered Eastern Africa as a freelancer and stringer for AFP out of Uganda.

Currently he is working on a long-term project about violence against women. Also he teaches on photographic workshops and realizes tutorials.

Since February 2010 he is represented exclusively by Reportage by Getty Images.

Astrada won three World Press Photo awards in 2007, 2009, and 2010, the Bayeux-Calvados award for War Correspondents in 2009, the NPPA-BOP, ‘Photojournalist of the Year’ and ‘Best of Show,’ in 2009, the PGB ‘Photographer of the Year’ and ‘Pictures of the Year,’ in 2009, Days Japan in 2008, 2009, 2010, Sony World photography Awards in 2010, and the Marty Forscher Fellowship Fund in 2010.

walterastrada.com

Claire Rosen

Claire Rosen is an award-winning artist whose elaborate and whimsical tableaux constructions often feature anthropomorphic animals or solitary heroines, evoking the aesthetics and ideals of classical painting from the Pre-Raphaelite periods, frequently referencing the Victorian Era, with its fascination of the natural world and ideals of beauty.
In 2012 and 2013, Claire earned a place on the Forbes “30 Brightest under 30” list for Art & Design. Her work has also received recognition from Aesthetica Art Prize, Communication Arts Photography Annual, International Photography Awards, Graphis Photo Annual, PDN Photo Annual, People’s Choice Photoville Fence, Photolucida Critical Mass, Prix de la Photographie, Sony World Awards, Artists Wanted: Exposure, and Art Project: W Magazine. Her work has been featured in Beautiful/Decay, Communication Arts, Complex Art+Design, Creative Quarterly Journal, Der Greif, Direct Art, Faded + Blurred, Fast Company, Feature Shoot, FotoTv, The Guardian UK Observer, Hi Fructose Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine, NPR Weekend Edition, PDN’s Emerging Photographer, Refinery29, Slate Magazine Behold and The World Photography Organization.
Claire has been exhibited from New York to Los Angeles and London to Seoul and her work can be found in a number of public and private collections. In 2013, Claire had her first solo museum show at the the SCAD Savannah Museum of Art in Georgia. Her fine art work has been included in a number of juried group shows at the Annenberg Space for Photography, Aperture Gallery, Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), Consensus, MOPLA, PhotoPlace Gallery, and five consecutive years on the Photoville Fence in Atlanta, Boston, Brooklyn, Houston & Santa Fe.
The vivid storytelling throughout Claire’s work has enabled her to construct unique creative campaigns and installations for a wide range of commercial brands. From fashion labels to luxury hotels, book publishers to restaurants, Claire’s portfolio of commissioned images bridges the gap between fine art and commercial work.
In addition, Claire has taught workshops and lectured about the creative process and photography around the world. Her book, IMAGINARIUM: The Process Behind the Pictures, published by Rocky Nook, covers the artistic practice of photography. Claire is a brand ambassador for Dynalite, FujiFilm US, Hahnemühle USA and liveBooks.
Claire graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006 with a BFA in photography. She received a liberal arts degree from Bard College at Simon’s Rock in 2003.

WEBSITE AND INSTAGRAM
www.clairerosenphoto.com
instagram @clairerosenphoto
instagram @followthemouse

Lecture Description

The Marketing of Photography: some helpful tips for the emerging photojournalist

Photojournalists spend most of their time in the pursuit of the story, yet very few know how to promote themselves to get the support they need. Getting your name out there amidst the thousands of other photographers working today can be an overwhelming task, even for established photographers. This lecture on marketing provides a very easy to use step-by-step approach to marketing your work; covering branding, promotional materials, utilizing modern technology and social media, finding your clients and how to approach them effectively.  Whether you are looking for representation, editorial or commercial assignments, funding for special projects or gallery shows this lecture looks at the bigger picture and will give you a very concrete plan on how to market yourself today with the skills you need to have your work noticed.

This course is a must for any emerging photojournalist.

 

 


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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.

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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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.

www.fotoco.dk
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Ben Rusnak

Benjamin Rusnak is a humanitarian photojournalist. Since 2000, he has documented poverty in the Caribbean and Latin America for Food For The Poor, one of the largest international relief and development agencies in the United States, based in Coconut Creek, FL. He brought a decade of newspaper experience to telling the stories of those in need in the developing world.

His work has been recognized by Pictures of the Year International, the Best of Photojournalism, the International Photography Awards, the New York Photo Awards, Photo District News, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, the Alexia Foundation and the China International Press Photo Contest. In 2010, Rusnak won InterAction’s Effective Assistance in Humanitarian Photography Award. In 2008, Rusnak tied himself for first place to win the prestigious Gordon Parks Award. In 2009, his exhibition Dreams & Tempests premiered as part of the citywide festival, Atlanta Celebrates Photography and has traveled to California, Washington, D.C., Virginia and Florida. His photographs are represented by ZUMA Press.

Rusnak grew up in suburban Washington, D.C., where he developed an interest in topics beyond American borders and a passion for the plight of those less fortunate. He lives in Boca Raton, FL, with his wife and fellow newspaper refugee, Susan Bryant.

See work: www.benjaminrusnak.com

Learn how to help: www.foodforthepoor.org

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

Neal Jackson

Neal JacksonNeal Jackson is formerly Vice President and General Counsel of NPR, the US nonprofit news content producer (www.npr.org). In addition to working as a photographer, he consults on business issues in the photojournalism industry, including as Chairman Emeritus of the VII Photo Agency. He also is the founder and executive director of Trauma Training for Journalists, which teaches local journalists around the world how to manage traumatic injuries in hazardous environments.

Neal will teach a survey class in Legal and Business Issues in Photojournalism, which will include subjects such as employment as a photographer (freelance and staff), copyright issues including “fair use,” contract terms, licensing of images, rights of privacy and publicity, and negotiating approaches and tactics.