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Friday, June 8 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
WPOW: The Emotional Toll of Visual Storytelling

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The Emotional Toll of Visual Storytelling is a panel discussion organized by the Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW).

Conveying human interest stories often require journalists to take physical and emotional risks. These risks are now compounded by the challenges of operating during an era of fake news and intense criticism of the press.  Despite all of this, journalists continue their work in an effort to shed light on underreported issues that affect our society.

Join a panel of women photojournalists and filmmakers as they share their long-term projects, discuss the emotional toll, and offer methods for staying balanced.

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Gabriella Demczuk

Gabriella Demczuk is a Lebanese-American photographer, printmaker and journalist based between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Md.Born in Sweden but raised in Luxembourg, Belgium and later the United States, she studied fine arts and journalism at The George Washington University... Read More →
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Elizabeth Cheng Krist

Elizabeth Cheng Krist, a long-time photo editor with National Geographic magazine, curated Women of Vision, and is currently working on another book and exhibition, on China. She has helped produce the National Geographic Photography Seminar for many years. Krist has judged for POYi... Read More →
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Moriah Ratner

Moriah Ratner is a photojournalism student in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. An opportunity to shadow Doug Mills, a New York Times photographer at the White House, sparked Moriah's interest in covering politics. During the summer of 2016... Read More →
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Poh Si Teng

Poh Si Teng is an Emmy-nominated director and senior commissioning producer in the documentaries department at Al Jazeera English (International). She looks after documentary commissions from the Americas for WITNESS, the channel’s award-winning flagship character-led observational strand. She recently commissioned and senior produced Venezuela: Smuggling Dreams, Children of the FARC and Deportees Welcome: Between MS-13 and Call Centers.Poh is also a former journalist for The New York Times, where she received an Emmy nomination and awards... Read More →

Friday June 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Nitze Kenney Herter Auditorium John Hopkins SAIS