Workshops & Events
Workshops -- I love to learn and when I discover a few things, I love to share what I've learned. In the process, I make friends and I learn a few more things too.
WVU Media Innovation Center
Ongoing since January of 2016
As the Ogden Newspapers Visiting Professor of Media Innovation at West Virginia University's Reed College of Media, you can generally find me at many of the events at the Media Innovation Center. We've had workshops, make-a-thons, Wikipedia edit-a-thons, 360 video training and more.
Eddie Adams Workshop
Ongoing each fall in Jeffersonville, NY
Each fall one hundred of the best up-and-coming student and beginning photographers come to what's known as "The Farm" in Sullivan County, NY for a weekend of intense photography. The Eddie Adams Workshop has become a rite of passage for so many in photojournalism. I was honored to be in the first class of students, and I am privileged to be among the faculty and board nearly 30 years later. Student applications are taken every spring. APPLY
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Freep Film Festival
March 19-22, 2015 in Detroit
Back for our second year, the Freep Film Festival will be bigger and better in 2015. More films. More related events. More to talk about. The full lineup will be announced in February.
The festival showcases films that are about or relevant to Detroit, the region and Michigan in the hopes of fostering engagement and discussion about the issues and challenges we face while at the same time celebrating what makes us unique.
The Freep Film Fest is presented by the Detroit Free Press and Michigan.com, which manages the newspaper’s business operations. Our venue partners are the Fillmore Detroit and the Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The fest’s day-to-day staff and board of directors are comprised of employees of the Detroit Free Press and Michigan.com. Its programming board also includes representatives from the Detroit Film Theatre and the Fillmore Detroit.
February 6, 2015 in Washington, D.C.
It's the story of group of students that I photographed 20 years ago while working at The Washington Post. The students, called "Dreamers," were part of the "I have a dream" program that tried to keep them in school and on a path to college. The program included a full ride to any college, but the real bonus of the program was the two adults who ran it, they dedicated their lives to these kids. They made a difference. Now, Betsy Cox's new film, "Southeast 67" tells the story, and includes my still photography from back in the day. The premiere is at the Atlas Theatre with students, teachers and mentors attending. I am really looking forward to the event.
Congrats to Betsy. The film has just been selected for the DC Independent Film Festival with a showing Feb. 27,2015.
January 20-25, 2015 in West Palm Beach, Florida
I'll be teaching at FOTOfusion 2015 in West Palm Beach, Florida on January 20-25, 2015. There are a TON of great photographers and editors attending and teaching -- Joyce Tenneson, Lynn Johnson, Maggie Steber, Stephen Crowley, Robert Farber, Arnold Drapkin, Jimmy Colton, Scott McKiernan, Lucian Perkins, Fred Conrad, Reymond Gehman, my wife Annie O'Neill and many more wonderful people. Also, because I live in Detroit, well -- it's in West Palm Beach.