Peter DiCampo

Peter DiCampoPeter DiCampo (b. 1984) is a documentary photographer whose goal is to contribute his work to a dialogue on international development and perceptions of Africa. He began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer and a traditional photojournalist — now, his work seeks to deconstruct that experience. He is a co-founder of Everyday Africa, the Instagram-based project that has blossomed into a global phenomenon, and he is a regular speaker in classrooms and workshops on media stereotypes and the promotion of localized storytelling.

He is a 2015 Photography, Expanded Fellow (a joint initiative of The Magnum Foundation and The Brown Institute for Media Innovation), a grantee of the 2015 Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund and the 2014 Photoreporter Festival en Baie de Saint-Brieuc; was selected to participate in the 2013 World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass; and was named one of the 2012 PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch. He has received three grants from The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and additional awards from POYi, The Photocati Fund, The British Journal of Photography IPA, and Magenta Foundation Flash Forward. His acclaimed Life Without Lights project on global energy poverty has exhibited in London, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Vienna, Hannover (Germany), and Lagos.

Peter is co-creator of Everyday Africa, a project focused on daily-life images from across the continent to refute the stereotypical media image of Africa. Shot entirely on smartphones, Everyday Africa has over 275,000 followers on Instagram and has been featured by National Geographic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Newsweek (Japan), Bloomberg Businessweek, and Around the World with Christiane Amanpour on ABC News, among others.

Additionally, Peter’s photography and multimedia work have been published by TIME, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, GEO, Foreign Policy Magazine, Mother Jones, Wired, Al Jazeera America, Internazionale, Good Magazine, CNN.com, MSNBC.com, and The Boston Globe, among many others. His NGO clients include Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), Human Rights Watch, International Committee of the Red Cross, Save The Children, Oxfam, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Carter Center, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

Peter holds a BS in Journalism from Boston University, and he was a member of the VII Mentor Program from 2010-2012.

http://www.peterdicampo.com

Jodi Bieber

Jodi BieberJodi Bieber is best known for her photograph of Bibi Aisha, whose nose and ears were cut off by her husband. She was punished for running away from him in Afghanistan. It won the Premier Award at the World Press Awards in 2010. However, she spends most of her time creating challenging projects that often confront what is presented in traditional main stream media and her projects are then exhibited around the world. She has three monographs and loves teaching passionate, inspired students.

jodi bieber – photographer

 

James Oatway

James-OatwayJames Oatway is an independent South African photographer. The former Chief Photographer of the Sunday Times newspaper, he recently quit to pursue his dreams as a freelancer. He has covered many important stories in South Africa and abroad, but has a special interest in telling under reported stories in Africa. In 2015 he photographed a fatal attack by South African men on Mozambican migrant Emmanuel Sithole. The images of the attack sparked outrage and made international headlines.

http://www.jamesoatway.com

 

Charlie Shoemaker

Charlie ShoemakerCharlie Shoemaker is an award-winning documentary photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa. Prior to his time in South Africa, Charlie spent over a year living in Uganda covering East Africa. In 2014, he was named one of Magnum Photo’s 30 under 30.

In 2015 Charlie was awarded the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward’s Bright Spark Award for an on-going body of work documenting a community in the Cape flat’s that are battle to cope with some of the highest homicide rates in the country, widespread drug addiction, gang problems, poor education and high unemployment.

Charlie is also a contributor to the Everyday Africa project.

Instagram: @charlieshoemaker

Edward Echwalu

Edward EchwaluEdward Echwalu is a freelance Photojournalist based in Kampala, Uganda, with an extended reach across East Africa. A graduate of Journalism and communication at Makerere University, his work over the years has been published in distinguished media outlets globally. While he is biased towards social developmental issues, he continues to cover a wide range of breaking news stories. Edward is also part of an exciting crop of photographers based in Africa contributing towards changing the negative image of Africa in the West through the @everydayafrica project. A 1st and 2nd runner up in the CNN Africa Journalism Awards (2012, 2013).

Twitter: @echwalu

Instagram: @edward_echwalu

Website: www.echwalu.com (Going live on May 22).

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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Thorne Anderson

Thorne Anderson has covered culture, politics, and conflict in the Balkans and the Middle East for The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report,  and the German Die Zeit and Stern magazine among others.  He is co-author/photographer of the 2005 book, Unembedded: Four Independent Photojournalists on the War in Iraq (Chelsea Green Publishing).

He believes it is important for visual journalists to challenge themselves and their audiences, to immerse themselves in the lives of their subjects, to see beyond the obvious, to extract the extraordinary from the mundane, and to reveal the sacred in the profane.

Thorne received an M.A. from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He is a dedicated mentor and has taught at the the University of Missouri and the American University in Bulgaria. He is currently Assistant Professor in photojournalism and multimedia storytelling at the University of North Texas, Mayborn School of Journalism.  He is founder, co-director, and principal instructor of the bilingual Heart of Mexico narrative multimedia project: http://heartofmexico2013.com & http://heartofmexicostories.com.

 

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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James Whitlow Delano

James Whitlow DelanoJames Whitlow Delano is a Japan-based documentary storyteller. His work has been published and exhibited throughout the world and led to four award-winning monograph photo books, including, “Empire: Impressions from China” and “Black Tsunami: Japan 2011”. Projects have been cited with the Alfred Eisenstadt Award (from Columbia University and Life Magazine), Leica’s Oskar Barnack, Picture of the Year International, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, PDN and others for work from China, Japan, Afghanistan and Burma (Myanmar), etc.

In 2015, he founded EverydayClimateChange (ECC) Instagram feed, where photographers from 6 continents document global climate change on 7 continents. ECC documents how climate change is not happening “over there” but it is also happening right here and right now. ECC is not a western view on climate change because photographers come from the north, the south; the east and the west; and are as diverse as the cultures in which we were all raised.

http://www.jameswhitlowdelano.com


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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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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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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.