Workshops

Openings, Workshops & events

This image was one of 75 images selected by the Pictures of the Year International for their 75th Anniversary Exhibition.  THAILAND, 1998. Saong (38) lies in an AIDS hospice, covered in a light dusting of powder and holding a plastic flower that he described as beautiful. Since the Asian economic crisis in the late 1990s, the Thai government’s funding for AIDS care was cut, and this hospice raised money by selling plastic flowers for visitors to give to the patients. After visitors left the flowers were collected from the patients to be re-sold again to the next group. Saong said he didn't mind the recycling of the flowers and handing it back over. Instead, it was the gesture of giving the flower that was beautiful to him. Th photograph, made on a trip for the The Washington Post was recognized at the time with a World Press Photo award as well.

This image was one of 75 images selected by the Pictures of the Year International for their 75th Anniversary Exhibition.

THAILAND, 1998. Saong (38) lies in an AIDS hospice, covered in a light dusting of powder and holding a plastic flower that he described as beautiful. Since the Asian economic crisis in the late 1990s, the Thai government’s funding for AIDS care was cut, and this hospice raised money by selling plastic flowers for visitors to give to the patients. After visitors left the flowers were collected from the patients to be re-sold again to the next group. Saong said he didn't mind the recycling of the flowers and handing it back over. Instead, it was the gesture of giving the flower that was beautiful to him. Th photograph, made on a trip for the The Washington Post was recognized at the time with a World Press Photo award as well.

75 YEARS OF THE WORLD’S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY

Exhibition: April 6, 2018 through Jan. 21, 2019 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. “Pictures of the Year: 75 Years of the World’s Best Photography” featured seven decades of award-winning images from the archives of Pictures of the Year International (POYi), one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious photojournalism competitions. The exhibit reflected on 75 years of the contest, the evolution of photojournalism and the power of photography.


Each & Every | 2018

Group exhibition with photographers Annie O’Neill and Rebecca Kiger documenting the work of local Pittsburgh non-profits. Exhibition and workshop held at the Pittsburgh Glass Center and sponsored by the Benter Foundation.


Women Focus

Check out this Women Focus for future events. It was wonderful gathering of female photographers at this inaugural event in Washington, D.C. at the Newseum in April 2018.


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100 Days In Appalachia

Exhibition August, 2017 - August 2018 at the West Virginia University Media Innovation Center and subsequent traveling exhibition in the WVU library system across West Virginia.


Documenting Detroit

I was honored to be part of the committee to select the 2018 class of fellows for Documenting Detroit. I look forward to their work and seeing them in action.

I was honored to be part of the committee to select the 2018 class of fellows for Documenting Detroit. I look forward to their work and seeing them in action.


WVU Media Innovation Center 

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Innovation isn’t just the latest shiny thing, it’s about how we think, how we work, how we tell our stories. It’s about the excitement of making a tiny planet photo from a 360 shoot so it’s less intimidating to experiment. It’s about play, and about the seriousness of it all. As the Ogden Newspapers Visiting Professor of Media Innovation at West Virginia University's Reed College of Media 2015-2017, I was charged with bringing innovation to the center. We 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.


Southeast67 premiere

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. 

 


FOTOfusion 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.