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Wednesday, June 6
 

9:00am

Lighting Bootcamp With David Hobby
[This workshop is sold out]

Cost: $230 (includes boxed lunch). To attend, please visit the registration page.

Lighting Bootcamp is an intensive shooting workshop, designed for up to 16 people.  It is small class, featuring personalized, hands-on instruction designed to progress you very quickly into the world of possibilities that comes with being a lighting photographer.

Students are required to bring their own camera, mid-range focal length lens and memory card. Wireless remotes are provided for this workshop, so that we may all work together—and separately—in the same room as needed.

We'll start by making sure everyone understands f/stops and shutter speeds and how they relate to lighting. No one gets left behind. From there, we'll move into basic lighting techniques,then progress into balancing flash with ambient light. You'll also learn how to create more subtle and evocative light through on-axis fill techniques and working with gels.

We'll work in an environment of small teams, so you are never truly trying to solve a problem all alone. By the end of the day, you'll have a solid understanding of basic lighting techniques and how to apply them to your own goals as a photographer.

Speakers
avatar for David Hobby

David Hobby

David Hobby worked for 20 year as a staff photojournalist, with his last ten years at The Baltimore Sun, before leaving to found Strobist.com in 2006.Strobist has grown to be a leading resource worldwide for photographers interesting in learning about photographic lighting, with millions of photographers having taken its free online courses. In addition to the online training, Hobby has taught in person at dozens of lig... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Nitze Kenney Herter Auditorium John Hopkins SAIS
 
Thursday, June 7
 

8:30am

Street Photography with Chris Suspect
Cost: $275 (Includes boxed lunch). To attend, please visit the registration page.

Chris' guidance, you’ll take your street photography to the next level. In the first part of this course, you will receive a brief overview of what street photography is and a short history of the genre starting with the influence of Eugène Atget and Henri Cartier Bresson to mid-century American photographers, such as Garry Winogrand, Helen Levitt and Robert Frank, to name a few. We will then move on to how one “reads” a street photography image and will identify the elements of what makes a street photograph successful. Finally, we will discuss visual cues to keep in the back of your mind when shooting from juxtapositions, tricks of perspective, multiple points of interest, capturing raw emotion, layering, obscuring elements, geometric principles, shadow play, and harnessing the subliminal power of semiotics.

Next, we will take this newly learned knowledge to the streets for 4 hours and apply what was discussed in practice. Attendees can go out on their own or go with Chris Suspect who will provide practical tips for capturing interesting photos and will help to identify situations that may provide fruitful for a successful image.

After we return from the streets, students will be asked to edit their images down to 5 of their favorites. These will then be shown to all the students in the workshop and be open for critique by the group and instructor.

All students who sign up for the workshop will receive in advance a recommended reading list of books that explore the history and philosophy of photography, photography techniques, and street photography photo books of importance. In addition, they will also receive some notes on gear, lenses and flashes that are advantageous to practicing street photography.

Requirements
All students must have a digital camera, a laptop with photo editing software on it, and a thumb drive.


Speakers
avatar for Chris Suspect

Chris Suspect

Chris Suspect is a street and documentary photographer from the Washington, DC area. His work has been recognized internationally and has been exhibited at various venues in the U.S, Germany, Belgium, Georgia and the United Kingdom. His documentary work on the underground music scene... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 8:30am - 6:00pm
Nitze Room 501 John Hopkins SAIS

9:00am

Lighting Bootcamp With David Hobby
[UPDATE: This workshop is sold out. A 2nd bootcamp has been added for Wednesday, June 6. Please visit the registration page to sign up: registration page.]

Cost: $230 (includes boxed lunch). To attend, please visit the registration page.

Lighting Bootcamp is an intensive shooting workshop, designed for up to 16 people.  It is small class, featuring personalized, hands-on instruction designed to progress you very quickly into the world of possibilities that comes with being a lighting photographer.

Students are required to bring their own camera, mid-range focal length lens and memory card. Wireless remotes are provided for this workshop, so that we may all work together—and separately—in the same room as needed.

We'll start by making sure everyone understands f/stops and shutter speeds and how they relate to lighting. No one gets left behind. From there, we'll move into basic lighting techniques,then progress into balancing flash with ambient light. You'll also learn how to create more subtle and evocative light through on-axis fill techniques and working with gels.

We'll work in an environment of small teams, so you are never truly trying to solve a problem all alone. By the end of the day, you'll have a solid understanding of basic lighting techniques and how to apply them to your own goals as a photographer.


Speakers
avatar for David Hobby

David Hobby

David Hobby worked for 20 year as a staff photojournalist, with his last ten years at The Baltimore Sun, before leaving to found Strobist.com in 2006.Strobist has grown to be a leading resource worldwide for photographers interesting in learning about photographic lighting, with millions of photographers having taken its free online courses. In addition to the online training, Hobby has taught in person at dozens of lig... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Nitze Kenney Herter Auditorium John Hopkins SAIS

10:00am

Crafting Compelling Narratives with André Chung, Pablo Martínez Monsiváis and Carl Juste
Under the guidance of three award-winning photojournalists, students in this intensive, hands-on workshop will learn the power of the visual narrative and how to create compelling picture stories and photo essays

On day one, students will receive group portfolio critiques, learning not only how to improve their work, but what they are doing right and how to keep doing it. Afterwards, they'll break into teams to brainstorm ideas for photo essays that can be shot that afternoon. Before heading out into the city, instructors will coach them on approaching their assignments as photojournalists -- preparing for the unexpected, recognizing different story angles and entering an unfamiliar scene with confidence.

Participants will return on day two for edits of their individual assignments that will help them think critically about their process. The editing process will be done in an open critique and will be open to all festival goers.

This workshop is sponsored by the Iris Photo Collective and is taught by its founders, André Chung, a former photojournalist at the Baltimore Sun where he won the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy and George Polk journalism awards; Pablo Martínez Monsiváis, photographer for the Associated Press, where he won the Pulitzer Prize in Photography for coverage of the Clinton Impeachment; and Carl Juste, a veteran photojournalist, who has reported from conflict areas around the world and who was part of a team that won the Pulitzer for coverage of Hurricane Andrew.

Cost: This is a free workshop, with a maximum of 21 participants.





Speakers
avatar for André Chung

André Chung

André is an award-winning photojournalist and portrait photographer, specializing in capturing moments, conveying emotion and communicating messages with images. He was a staff photographer for more than twelve years at the Baltimore Sun, and before that he was on staff at the Chicago... Read More →
avatar for Carl Juste

Carl Juste

Under the threat of persecution, Haitian-born Carl-Philippe Juste and his politically active family were forced to flee their homeland in 1965.  Settling in Miami’s Haitian community, Juste flourished academically and attended the University of Miami.  He vigorously pursued photojournalism... Read More →
avatar for Pablo Martinez Monsivías

Pablo Martinez Monsivías

Pablo Martinez Monsivías is the son of a migrant laborer and the first of his siblings to be born in the United States. He grew up in Chicago’ Mexican-American community of Little Villages, where he was immersed in its particular immigrant experience. After graduating with a degree... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Nitze Room 507 John Hopkins SAIS

12:00pm

Turning your photo project into a book w/ Michelle Frankfurter
Cost: $200, with workshop limited to 15 participants [Participants can bring their own lunch]

Expose is a FotoEvidence's one-day educational event taught by one of the winners or finalists of the FotoEvidence Book Award. Participants will meet with the photographer and will be able to retrace the organization and execution of their award-winning work.  The workshop is open to all photographers interested in developing long-term projects with a book in mind in the pursuit of social justice.

Michelle Frankfurter, a finalist for the 2012 FotoEvidence Book Award for her project Destino, will be leading the workshop.

Students will learn the following:

* How to prepare for long term project work, including research, contact with local organizations, learning about the local culture and how to enter difficult to access locations.
* How to execute long-term project work that is designed to raise social awareness
* How to work on a story with a book in mind
* How to produce a book as photo evidence, including editing, design and choice of writers, as well as other elements if the book is to serve as a proof for NGOs and social movements.
* How to use the published book as a tool for social change, including contacting governments, foreign missions, human rights organizations, school libraries and more.

FotoEvidence was founded in 2010 to continue the tradition of using photography to draw attention to human rights violations, injustice, oppression and assaults on human dignity wherever they may occur. Photographs have not only changed people’s perception but, in some cases, altered the course of history. For seven years, the FotoEvidence Book Award recognized one photographer whose work demonstrates courage and commitment in the pursuit of social justice and, in 2017, FotoEvidence partnered with World Press Photo. The book award was renamed the FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. The selected project is published by FotoEvidence as part of a series of photo books dedicated to the work of photographers, whose commitment and courage deliver painful truths, creating awareness and intolerance towards violations of human dignity.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Frankfurter

Michelle Frankfurter

Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Michelle Frankfurter is a documentary photographer, currently living in Takoma Park, Maryland.A graduate from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in English, Michelle has been recognized, published and exhibited worldwide.Before settling in the... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Nitze Room 417 John Hopkins SAIS

6:00pm

Happy Hour Mixer at St. Yves
Join us for a welcoming toast. Mingle, network and get to know your fellow attendees and speakers.

Thursday June 7, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
St. Yves 1220 Connecticut Avenue NW
 
Friday, June 8
 

9:30am

Welcome to #FOTS18 with Chris Suspect
Opening remarks, what to expect and how to get the most out of your time at the festival.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Suspect

Chris Suspect

Chris Suspect is a street and documentary photographer from the Washington, DC area. His work has been recognized internationally and has been exhibited at various venues in the U.S, Germany, Belgium, Georgia and the United Kingdom. His documentary work on the underground music scene... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 9:30am - 9:50am
Nitze Kenney Herter Auditorium John Hopkins SAIS

10:00am

Build the Wall or Tear it Down? How Visual Storytelling Shapes American Identity
Visual artists Kara Frame, Muriel Hasbun and Griselda San Martín will show selections of their projects and explore photography and media arts as vehicles for representation and the construction of identity. Advocating for first person narratives, these three artists will talk about their own process in establishing connection and empathy while creating counter-stories –often unseen and untold narratives that give us a more complete picture of who lives in our communities.


Speakers
avatar for Kara Frame

Kara Frame

Kara Frame is a video producer at NPR. Based out of Washington, D.C., she pursues personal projects in her free time; often focusing on issues surrounding veterans and women. Kara graduated with a masters of art in New Media Photojournalism from the Corcoran School of the Arts and... Read More →
avatar for Muriel Hasbun

Muriel Hasbun

Muriel Hasbun’s expertise as an artist and as an educator focuses on issues of cultural identity, migration and memory.Hasbun’s awards and distinctions include: CENTER’s Curator’s Choice, Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, the Howard Chapnick Grant/W. Eugene Smith Memorial... Read More →
avatar for Griselda San Martin

Griselda San Martin

Griselda San Martin is a Spanish documentary photographer based in New York City. She is a graduate of the International Center of Photography’s Documentary Photography program and holds an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Colorado. Griselda is interested in in-depth stories... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Nitze Kenney Herter Auditorium John Hopkins SAIS

10:00am

Crafting Compelling Narratives -- Open Critique Session
Instructors will review and critique the images that participants created during their Day 1 assignment. Edits will be done in a group setting so that all participants and observers can benefit from the process of learning how to approach their work and process critically.



Speakers
avatar for André Chung

André Chung

André is an award-winning photojournalist and portrait photographer, specializing in capturing moments, conveying emotion and communicating messages with images. He was a staff photographer for more than twelve years at the Baltimore Sun, and before that he was on staff at the Chicago... Read More →
avatar for Carl Juste

Carl Juste

Under the threat of persecution, Haitian-born Carl-Philippe Juste and his politically active family were forced to flee their homeland in 1965.  Settling in Miami’s Haitian community, Juste flourished academically and attended the University of Miami.  He vigorously pursued photojournalism... Read More →
avatar for Pablo Martinez Monsivías

Pablo Martinez Monsivías

Pablo Martinez Monsivías is the son of a migrant laborer and the first of his siblings to be born in the United States. He grew up in Chicago’ Mexican-American community of Little Villages, where he was immersed in its particular immigrant experience. After graduating with a degree... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Nitze Room 417 John Hopkins SAIS

11:15am

Tatiana Gulenkina: Focus on the Process - Contemporary Photographic Practices
In 2018, photographers live with a constant reminder that billions of pictures are being created on a daily basis, just to be immediately deleted or looked at for less then a second. We will, however, focus on the image-making processes that involve something quite different: hand-made cameras, complex mixtures of chemicals, years of waiting, custom software and AI. The definition of photography is constantly expanding, and more than a handful of artists are now moving to the realm of 3D photo sculptures and VR, or coming back to traditional methods of image-making using just light and paper. Drawing on her own experience working with camera-less printing techniques in a color darkroom, Tatiana will dive into the new directions in contemporary fine-art photography and look at behind-the-scenes processes and inspirations that drive creativity when seemingly everything has been done before.

Speakers
avatar for Tatiana Gulenkina

Tatiana Gulenkina

Tatiana is a Russian-born photographer and visual artist based in Washington, DC. She employs both digital technology and traditional darkroom equipment, as well as video and mixed media. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore in 2011, and since... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Nitze Kenney Herter Auditorium John Hopkins SAIS

1:00pm

WPOW: The Emotional Toll of Visual Storytelling
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.


Speakers
avatar for Gabriella Demczuk

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 →
avatar for Elizabeth Cheng Krist

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 →
avatar for Moriah Ratner

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 →
avatar for Poh Si Teng

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
Nitze Kenney Herter Auditorium John Hopkins SAIS

2:15pm

Endia Beal: Can I Touch It?
Endia Beal's talk will include a brief retrospective of four bodies of work including Office Scene, Can I Touch It?, 9 to 5, and Am I What You’re Looking For? Beal's work merges fine arts with social injustice. She uses photography to reveal the often overlooked and unappreciated experiences unique to people of color.  Beal also incorporates video, which allows those in the photographs an opportunity to share their personal testimony. 

Speakers
avatar for Endia Beal

Endia Beal

Endia Beal is a North Carolina based artist, educator and activist, who is internationally known for her photographic narratives and video testimonies that examine the personal, yet contemporary stories of women of color working within the corporate space. Beal currently serves as... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Nitze Kenney Herter Auditorium John Hopkins SAIS

3:30pm

Julie Winokur: Visual Storytelling for Impact
Julie will discuss innovative ways to grow a project beyond a single medium or approach. From photo essays to film, community engagement to publication, she will explore ways to expand visual storytelling so it reaches broader audiences and has significant outcomes. She will share excerpts from her projects Bring It to The Table and Newest Americans, where she has produced photo essays, documentaries, interactive media and text, while collaborating with a diverse range of creatives and educators. 

Speakers
avatar for Julie Winokur

Julie Winokur

Julie Winokur, Executive Director of Talking Eyes Media, has been a storyteller for over two decades, first as a magazine writer and then as a documentary filmmaker. She launched Talking Eyes Media in 2002 as a way to focus on creating visual media that catalyzes positive social... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Nitze Kenney Herter Auditorium John Hopkins SAIS

7:00pm

Opening Night Party at Gallery O on H Street
Friday June 8, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Gallery O on H Street 1354 H St NE
 
Saturday, June 9
 

5:20am

FotoDC Sunrise Photo Shoot with Angela B. Pan
FotoDC is sponsoring a special sunrise photo shoot at the Lincoln Memorial with award-winning landscape photographer Angela B. Pan.

Sunrise is at 5:42 a.m.

Feel free to bring tripods but be aware that shooting in the interior of the Memorial with a tripod is prohibited and you could be told to put it away, though it's typically not a problem for early morning shoots.

Speakers
avatar for Angela B. Pan

Angela B. Pan

Voted "Best Visual Artist in Washington, D.C." by the Washington City Paper two years in a row, Angela has published photographs of the capital in the Washington Post, The White House Historical Association, and more. Her work has been featured in local galleries and publications... Read More →


Saturday June 9, 2018 5:20am - 8:00am
Lincoln Memorial

9:45am

Xyza Cruz Bacani: Singapore Runaways
Singapore is a prosperous country in Asia and migrant workers have played an important role in its success, but at what cost? Hidden behind a shelter in Singapore are hundreds of distressed migrant workers of different nationalities waiting for their cases to be heard and hoping to move on. These people are victims of human labor trafficking, emotional, psychological and physical abuses.

Women are most vulnerable to these types of abuses, but even male migrant workers are subject to exploitation. Migrant workers from China, Bangladesh, India and other Asian countries go to Singapore to work as construction workers with little protection from local labor laws.

When the article was published, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore said that “Singapore authorities take strong action against employers who do not comply with the law in their management of migrant workers”. She noted that nine in 10 foreign workers reported that they were satisfied with working in Singapore, according to a survey published in 2014 but for hundreds of these migrants, it’s far from reality.
 
Singapore Runaway’s is part of my global project Modern Slavery about the intersections of migration and human rights. This project is supported by Pulitzer Center.

Speakers
avatar for Xyza Bacani

Xyza Bacani

Xyza Cruz Bacani is a Filipina photographer based in Hong Kong who uses her work to raise awareness about under reported stories. Having worked as a second-generation domestic worker in Hong Kong for almost a decade, she is particularly interested in the intersection of labor migration... Read More →


Saturday June 9, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Nitze Kenney Herter Auditorium John Hopkins SAIS

10:00am

CANCELLED: Jarob Ortiz: Large Format Photography in a Digital World
We're sorry this presentation had to be canceled because of last-minute change in Jarob's availability.

Speakers
avatar for Jarob Ortiz

Jarob Ortiz

Jarob was hired in August 2016 to his dream job, large format photographer for the National Park Service’s Heritage Documentation Services. The job was billed by some as the “Ansel Adams” job since its duties were similar to those that the legendary Adams performed under a contract... Read More →


Saturday June 9, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Nitze Room 417 John Hopkins SAIS

11:00am

Aperture Conversations: Duane Michals with Chris Boot
Duane Michals is a unique figure in photography. His staged sequences and stories, ranging from jokes about the nature of photography, to profound observations on human desire and frailty, (and often both), are defined by Michals’ singular voice, aesthetic and humor.

Since the 1960s, his performances-for-the-camera have shaped the possibilities of photography, while his wide ranging and prolific practice includes portraiture and assignment work. In conversation with Michals, Chris Boot will explore his journey in photography, including – on the day Washington DC celebrates LGBTQ Pride, 49 years after Stonewall – his contribution to queer sensibility and culture.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Boot

Chris Boot

Chris Boot became executive director of Aperture Foundation in 2010. Previously, he was director of London’s Photo Co-op (since renamed Photofusion), an independent photography education center; director of Magnum Photos, first in London, and then in New York; and editorial director... Read More →
avatar for Duane Michals

Duane Michals

From Wikipedia:“Michals’s work makes innovative use of photo-sequences, often incorporating text to examine emotion and philosophy.Michals’s interest in art “began at age 14 while attending watercolor university classes at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh.” In 1953 he... Read More →


Saturday June 9, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Nitze Kenney Herter Auditorium John Hopkins SAIS

12:00pm

Urban Cave: Book signing with Andrea Star Reese
Andrea Star Reese will be signing her book, Urban Cave, a seven-year documentary reportage on unsheltered men and women living underground in New York City

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Star Reese

Andrea Star Reese

Andrea Star Reese is documentary photographer based in New York and Jakarta. Ms. Reese received The Lucie Award-Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year in 2016, the 2014 David Pike Award for Excellence in Journalism Photography, Best Social Documentary from the 2009 New York Photo... Read More →


Saturday June 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lobby

1:00pm

Maggie Steber: Igniting the Imagination
Photographer and Guggenheim Grant recipient Maggie Steber will talk about igniting your imagination by giving yourself permission to play.  She will show her Guggenheim-funded project, The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma, and discuss how making a safe place for yourself and playing with ideas, using photography as a medium for expression.

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Steber

Maggie Steber

Maggie Steber is a documentary photographer who has worked in 67 countries specializing in human issues. Her honors include a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation in 2017, the Leica Medal of Excellence, World Press Photo Foundation, the Overseas Press Club, Pictures of the Year, the... Read More →


Saturday June 9, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Nitze Kenney Herter Auditorium John Hopkins SAIS

2:15pm

Martin Parr: Photobiography
Martin Parr talks about his long career in photography.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Parr

Martin Parr

Martin Parr is one of the best-known documentary photographers of his generation. With over 100 books of his own published, and another 30 edited by Parr, his photographic legacy is already established.Parr also acts as a curator and editor. He has curated two photography festivals... Read More →


Saturday June 9, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Nitze Kenney Herter Auditorium John Hopkins SAIS

3:40pm

Martin Parr Book Signing
Martin  will  sign  books,  including  Life’s  a  Beach,  The  Non-Conformist  and  the  Martin  Parr  Coloring  Book!,  which  are  on  sale  at  the  Festival  Bookstore.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Parr

Martin Parr

Martin Parr is one of the best-known documentary photographers of his generation. With over 100 books of his own published, and another 30 edited by Parr, his photographic legacy is already established.Parr also acts as a curator and editor. He has curated two photography festivals... Read More →


Saturday June 9, 2018 3:40pm - 4:20pm
Lobby

3:45pm

Capital Pride Parade Photo Walk with Fujifilm
There may be no event more fun to photograph in the District than the annual Capital Pride Parade, which will pass just two blocks away from the Focus on the Story International Photo Festival. More than 200 contingents of floats, marchers and dancers will turn the 1.5 mile route through the Dupont and Logan circle neighborhoods into a celebration of DC’s LGBTQ+ community.

We'll meet in the front courtyard and then head out with the FUJIFILM team to capture the festivities.

Saturday June 9, 2018 3:45pm - 6:00pm
Front Courtyard

7:00pm

Chris Suspect's "Gratuity Included" Exhibit Opening at Lost Origins Gallery
An exhibit of work by Chris Suspect.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Suspect

Chris Suspect

Chris Suspect is a street and documentary photographer from the Washington, DC area. His work has been recognized internationally and has been exhibited at various venues in the U.S, Germany, Belgium, Georgia and the United Kingdom. His documentary work on the underground music scene... Read More →


Saturday June 9, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Lost Origins Gallery 3110 Mt Pleasant St NW
 
Sunday, June 10
 

9:30am

Salwan Georges: An Iraqi Journey in America
During a heated presidential campaign that at times focused attention on immigration and Muslims, Washington Post photographer Salwan Georges set out in mid-2016 to capture the everyday lives of an Arab-American Muslim immigrant family, a family not unlike his own. Aiming to demystify people who at times had been characterized as a threat to America, Georges found the Almuna family in Michigan, a couple raising three sons in the midwest.

New York Times Senior Photographer James Estrin, co-editor of Lens, the Times' photography blog, will moderate.

Speakers
avatar for James Estrin

James Estrin

James Estrin is a Senior Staff Photographer for the New York Times. He is also a founder of Lens, the Times’s photography blog and  co-edits it with David Gonzalez.  Mr. Estrin has worked for the Times since 1987 and was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning team in 2001.Mr. Estrin... Read More →
avatar for Salwan Georges

Salwan Georges

Salwan Georges, an Iraqi-American staff photojournalist at the Washington Post, based in Washington, D.C. Georges started his career as a staff photographer at the Detroit Free Press. In 2016, he was named Multimedia Photographer of the Year in Michigan.


Sunday June 10, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Nitze Kenney Herter Auditorium John Hopkins SAIS

11:00am

Building and Sustaining the Dream Project: Havana and Haiti -- Two Cultures, One Community
A conversation regarding the making, organizing, and producing Iris PhotoCollective's first book, "Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community."

The book, which juxtaposes the geography, political life, and culture of the two island nations - Cuba and Haiti, is more than 11 years in the making. The project began in 1992 when Carl Juste, one of the four founders of Iris PhotoCollective, found himself in Guantanamo, at a refuge detainment camp.  

For the first time, Cubans and Haitians shared the same INS limbo, though Cubans waited for transfer to the U.S. mainland, while Haitians waited for the repatriation to the hell they had tried to escape.

Juste assembled some of the best print journalists both in the written and visual narratives to add their perspectives to this historic project.  Under the creative direction of Luis Rios, the IPC's photo editor and guidance of the project director, Lissette Mendez, the idea turned into an exhibition and and now has become a reality with an exhibition and book launch funded by the Knight Art Challenge grant in Fall 2018 at the Coral Gables Museum.









Speakers
avatar for André Chung

André Chung

André is an award-winning photojournalist and portrait photographer, specializing in capturing moments, conveying emotion and communicating messages with images. He was a staff photographer for more than twelve years at the Baltimore Sun, and before that he was on staff at the Chicago... Read More →
avatar for C.W. Griffin

C.W. Griffin

C.W. Griffin, a photographer working in Miami has taught at the University of Miami for 12 years, and has been a staff photographer at The Miami Herald for the past 28 years. He is the recipient of numerous awards and while serving in the military he was the first African-American... Read More →
avatar for Carol Guzy

Carol Guzy

Carol Guzy is  a contract photojournalist with Zuma Press. She is formerly a photographer for The Washington Post. She has won the Pulitzer Prize four times—one of four people to do so, and the only journalist with that achievement.
avatar for Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Leonard Garvey Pitts Jr.  is an American commentator, journalist and novelist. He is a nationally syndicated columnist and winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. He was originally hired by the Miami Herald to critique music, but within a few years he received his own column... Read More →
avatar for Carl Juste

Carl Juste

Under the threat of persecution, Haitian-born Carl-Philippe Juste and his politically active family were forced to flee their homeland in 1965.  Settling in Miami’s Haitian community, Juste flourished academically and attended the University of Miami.  He vigorously pursued photojournalism... Read More →
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Pablo Martinez Monsivías

Pablo Martinez Monsivías is the son of a migrant laborer and the first of his siblings to be born in the United States. He grew up in Chicago’ Mexican-American community of Little Villages, where he was immersed in its particular immigrant experience. After graduating with a degree... Read More →
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Luis Rios

San Antonio Express-News Director of Photography Luis Rios is a national award-winning editor whose editing work is highlighted by two Pulitzer Prizes, a RFK Photojournalism Award, two Scripps Howard Photojournalism Awards and several National Headliners and World Press photography... Read More →


Sunday June 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Nitze Kenney Herter Auditorium John Hopkins SAIS

1:15pm

Joel-Peter Witkin: Visual Stories
Joel-Peter Witkin talks about his art.

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Joel-Peter Witkin

Joel-Peter Witkin is an American photographer who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work often deals with such themes as death, corpses (and sometimes dismembered portions thereof), and various outsiders such as dwarves, transsexual and intersex persons, as well as physically... Read More →


Sunday June 10, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Nitze Kenney Herter Auditorium John Hopkins SAIS

2:45pm

Brian Griffin: From Post Punk to New Wave
Brian, hailed as one of the most influential British photographers of our time, will talk about how he managed to produce iconic photographs for album covers and single sleeves through the Post Punk, New Wave and New Romantic periods of popular music of the late 70's and  80's. With all the photography being analog, he will talk about pushing the creative process, which quite often required inventing special effects and building light machines with relatively low budgets.

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Brian Griffin

Born in Birmingham on the 13th April 1948 but lived in the Black Country until going to Manchester Polytechnic (1969 – 72) to study photography. Since 1972 has lived in London as a freelance photographer getting his first commission for Management Today in November 1972. First exhibited... Read More →


Sunday June 10, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Nitze Kenney Herter Auditorium John Hopkins SAIS

3:50pm

Closing Session - Live Judging of the EyeEm 72-Hour Challenge with Glen Echo Photoworks
Live judging of the EyeEm 72-hour Challenge with a jury of instructors from Glenn Echo Photoworks.

Explore the nation’s capital with your camera and enter your best shots in our live photo challenge. Shoot photos in D.C. from Thursday through Sunday morning and enter them in the “EyeEm Photo Challenge.” Just create a  free account at EyeEm.com — the world’s largest photo community — and upload your entries by 9 a.m. Sunday morning, tagging them #EyeEmDC.

Entry is free and you do not have to be registered in the festival to participate. We’ll pick the winners during a live judging session, which will be open to the public, on Sunday afternoon to close the festival.

We won't be able to ship the prizes, so you must be present for the judging to collect an award.

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Scott Davis

Scott Davis teaches large format and historic photo processes at Glen Echo Photoworks, specializing in platinum/palladium printing. He got his start in the medium over 25 years ago, originally as a means to an end, but quickly fell in love with photography in its own right. He got... Read More →
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Karen Keating

Karen Keating earned an M.F.A in photography at Maryland Institute College of Art and studied at the Corcoran School and the Maine and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops with Keith Carter, Arno Minkennan and Eugene Richards. She has been a photography studio teacher at The Field School... Read More →
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Na’ama Batya Lewin

Na’ama Batya Lewin is a photographer and a multimedia video artist living in Maryland. Her work has been screened and exhibited across the US including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Judah L. Magnes Museum in Berkeley, California, and the International Center of Photography... Read More →
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Gayle Rothschild

Gayle Rothschild began studying fine art photography at Photoworks in 1978.  She earned an MFA from the University of Maryland and began her teaching career at Photoworks in 1983, also teaching at Trinity and Montgomery Colleges and Visual Arts in Rockville.  Her work has been exhibited... Read More →


Sunday June 10, 2018 3:50pm - 5:00pm
Nitze Kenney Herter Auditorium John Hopkins SAIS