Workshops start Photojournalism Weekend

The tenth annual UGA Photojournalism Weekend starts February 26 with an afternoon of workshops highlighting photojournalism, multimedia journalism and working as an independent journalist. The sessions will be in Studio 100 on the first floor of Grady College and are open to all students and faculty.

The schedule of workshops includes:

2:30 p.m. — Organizing Multimedia Projects: Emmy Award-winning multimedia journalist Mike Roy will talk about how he stays on top of large projects like his stories on the Tick Tock Diner and Saving Shabazz

3:15 p.m. — Working with Nonprofits: Katye Martens, multimedia and photography editor for the Pew Charitable Trusts, will talk about the relationship between independent photojournalists and nonprofit organizations

4:00 p.m. — Marketing Yourself: Robin Nathan, an Atlanta-based wedding and portrait photographer, will talk about building an audience and finding work through marketing campaigns

4:45 p.m. — Accentuate the Available: Mike Haskey, chief photographer for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, will talk about using small, shoe mount lights to bring a little life to under-lit scenes

The afternoon concludes at 5:30 p.m. with a short reception. During the reception, an announcement will be made about a gift to the college that will help fund the annual Photojournalism Weekend.

This year’s Photojournalism Weekend, scheduled for Feb. 27-28, features a trip to Stephens County in northeast Georgia where students from Mark Johnson’s advanced photojournalism class seek out local stories to tell through photography.

Date: February 24, 2015
Author:  Mark Johnson,
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