The Alexia Foundation is proud to offer a one-day seminar entitled “Photography: Agent For Change,” for photographers to learn to use photography to effect change. Covering a story or producing a project and getting the work published or exhibited is great, but much more is possible. This workshop will teach you to go beyond raising awareness. You will learn how to truly inform the public and change practices and policies.
The one-day workshop will be held at the International Center of Photography in New York City on November 6, 2015.
We are thrilled to announce the addition of two incredible speakers, Stephanie Sinclair, our 2008 Professional Grantee and Christina Piaia. Sinclair is the founder and director of Too Young To Wed. Piaia is the Policy Coordinator and Legal Counsel for Too Young to Wed. Too Young to Wed is devoted to building a global community to end child, early and forced marriage and to support positive change for these girls. Piaia is also the founder of the Chris Hondros Fund which supports and advances the work of photojournalists and raises awareness of the issues facing those reporting from conflict areas.
Participants in the program will be Whitney Johnson, former director of photography at The New Yorker who is now deputy director of photography at National Geographic; Tim Matsui, Alexia Women’s Initiative awardee who produced the “The Long Night” film; and Fred Ritchin, Dean of ICP. Aidan Sullivan, a member of the Alexia Photojournalism Advisory Council and a vice president at Getty Images, will be the Master of Ceremonies and will moderate the afternoon session.
The afternoon panel will include Michael Goldfarb, communications director for Doctors Without Borders; Jane Huber, creative director of Oxfam America, and Emily Verellen, senior director of programs of The Fledging Fund.
Photographers must apply by
October 9 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 12, 2015 at midnight Eastern Standard Time. Photographers who are accepted will need to pay a $50 registration fee. Applications requirements are listed at the submission website.
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