Dates: Postponed Location: Sante Fe, New Mexico Time: Event: Editing the Visual Narrative Instructors: Sarah Leen & Bill Marr
During an instructive and inspirational week, Sarah Leen, Founder / Editor of The Visual Thinking Collective and award-winning former Director of Photography for National Geographic magazine, and Bill Marr, former creative director at National Geographic and former director of photography at The Nature Conservancy, will work with you and your projects to introduce you to a skill set essential for every photographer: the art of visual storytelling and photo editing.
This class is for the photographer with an ongoing, or completed, visual project who wishes to move their work from a random collection of images to a compelling and dynamic visual narrative. In this workshop we will examine the elements of storytelling to offer you a clear, step-by-step approach to refining your storytelling skills, organizing your images, and editing your photographs into an exhibit, book, or publishable story.
In a fun, collaborative and inspirational environment you will see presentations by the instructors, do editing exercises and then concentrate on organizing and editing your own projects learning from each other’s solutions and successes. This week is not about creating new images but about taking your storytelling projects to the next level.
Dates: October 18-24, 2020 Location: NYC Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Event: Workshop and Editing Editing: Elizabeth Cheng Krist
In this workshop, participants will gain insights from a diverse range of industry experts on advancing their project towards targeted presentation. This includes researching your topic and finding its audience, working to edit a project to its strengths and present it to potential venues, publishers, and other constituencies.
Author, educator, and mentor Mary Virginia Swanson will be the lead faculty member, presenting a series of illustrated lectures that will broaden your industry awareness on a range of key issues. Topics discussed include the evolving editorial market, the challenges to the traditional gallery market, identifying new buyers for fine prints and licensing rights, understanding exhibition venues to maximize opportunities, and the role publications can play in promoting your work. Additionally, she will meet with each participant to help identify appropriate audiences for their work and discuss how to effectively market to them.
At the start of the workshop, Swanson will be joined by award-winning photo editor Elizabeth Krist for a 2-day editing session of students’ work. Through classroom talks and interactive demonstrations, you will learn the nuances of editing your photographs. Krist will work with each participant to edit images brought to the workshop, helping you to reveal the heart of your project.
Date: October 23-25, 2020 Location: Siena, Italy Event: Siena International Photo Award Jury:Elizabeth Krist
Siena International Photo Awards is a photographic contest open to professional and non-professional photographers from all around the world.
SIPA is one of the photo contests with the highest international participation ever. The 2019 edition received nearly 48.000 images from amateur and professional photographers from 156 countries worldwide.