Editing with Purpose – Michael Robinson Chávez & Hector Emanuel – Online – January 29th-31st, 2021
You’ve made some great photographs and want to put them together into a cohesive package, where do you begin? The emphasis of this workshop is to help you do just that, put together a powerful body of work, whether it be a long-term project, visual reportage, personal work or potential book/exhibition.
The art of editing and sequencing, especially of one’s own work, is never a simple task. Under the guidance of award-winning photographers Michael Robinson Chávez and Hector Emanuel you will learn the process they have perfected over the decades, to edit their own stories for publications like The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, nonprofit groups, long-term projects and others.
- Establishing a workflow that works
- Explore how the editing process can tell you if your project complete?
- Long-term project strategies and goals
- Approaches to sequencing of photographs. Mixing mediums, format, color and black and white.
- How not to get bogged down with too many options
- Finding funding
- Next steps to get your work seen
- The importance of proper archiving
The program will include lectures as well as interactive sessions allowing for input from all students creating a collaborative process that helps you realize what works and what doesn’t for your project. For many photographers the editing process can be a stopping point that prevents their photography from advancing. This intensive weekend workshop will allow you to move through that with confidence, improving your visual vocabulary and helping you articulate your personal vision in the most powerful way possible.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Anyone with an interest in fine tuning a completed project, looking for guidance with a work in progress, editing for a book, exhibition, reportage project or thematic body of work is welcome to attend. This workshop is open to all experience levels: Any photographer with a serious interest in exploring different approaches to editing is encouraged to register.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Students will be asked to bring a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 100 photographs from their stories/projects for the editing and sequencing process. It is also helpful to have a theme or idea of what it is you are trying to convey with the work.
This is a virtual workshop, so students will need the ability to connect to weekly Zoom sessions. Students should be comfortable with editing software. of some type. Owning a Leica is not required to take part.
Enrollment is limited to 11 participants.
We are offering one person a scholarship for the workshop. Interested? Please write to us at Akademie@leicacamerausa.com and send a link with up to 20 images or your website along with a short bio about yourself. Include a short essay on why you think taking part in this program will help your creative vision. Deadline: January 15th, 2021.
STUDENT & MILITARY DISCOUNT
Currently enrolled college students and active military personal qualify for a discount. Please contact us directly for more information. Akademie@leicacamerausa.com
The class will meet over the course of three days in January. The program will include four group sessions.
Friday – January 29th – 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
Saturday – January 30th – 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Sunday – January 31st – 10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. – Break for Lunch – 2:00pm –5:00pm
Sessions will be held via the Zoom platform.
Hector Emanuel is a Peruvian-born documentary photographer based in Washington, DC. During his twenty-four-year career, he has traveled and photographed extensively throughout the world for editorial, commercial and nonprofit clients. His primary interest is the examination of social, political and environmental issues in Latin America and the US. His work reflects the great ethnoracial and cultural diversity of the Americas.
Among the many prizes he has received are a World Press Photo prize and an NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism award for his documentation of the civil conflict in Colombia, as well as a POYi prize for his portrait series depicting life in Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He is a founding member and current president of Metro Collective.
Michael Robinson Chávez, a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer for The Washington Post, became seduced by photography after a friend gave him a camera before a three-month trip to Peru in 1988. A native Californian and half Peruvian, he currently works as a Staff Photographer with The Washington Post. He previously worked for The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and the Associated Press. He has covered assignments in over 70 countries including the collapse of Venezuela, climate change in Siberia, violence in Mexico, the historic drought in California, tsunamis in Indonesia and Chile, the Egyptian revolution, life in India and Brazil’s slums, gold mining in Peru, the 2006 Hezbollah/Israeli war and the US led invasion and occupation of Iraq.
Robinson Chávez was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2020 as part of a staff entry from The Washington Post covering climate change. He is also a three-time winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Photojournalism and was named Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International in 2019. He has received awards from the Best of Photojournalism, PDN Photo Annual, Northern Short Course and the Scripps Howard Foundation. His work has been exhibited widely, including the Visa Pour l’image festival in France, the Head On Photo Festival in Sydney, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Centro de Imagen in Peru, Imagenes Havana in Cuba and War Photo Limited in Dubrovnik among others.
In addition, he teaches and lectures at workshops and photo festivals throughout the world.
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