YOUR PHOTOJOURNALISM SURVIVAL KIT by Ron Haviv
Workshop Date : 4-5 March, 2019
Application Deadline : 10 February 2019
Capturing a story demands an understanding of the issue at hand as well as the ability to condense, package, and pitch the story to a distributor. Successful photojournalists make a job of nailing down the details before a shoot and being prepared for anything.
One of most important things that we need to do really right from the beginning in almost all aspects is thinking outside the box. How to think about things differently in regards to the visual image and story is essential to success. In Your Photojournalism Survival Kit, Ron Haviv brings three decades of experience in building a photojournalism career on carefully laid groundwork.
The workshop will concentrate on the followings:
How to identify a captivating story and organize a plan to photograph it
How to market your work and build your career
How to create a budget and a pitch letter
How to plan for any eventuality during the shoot, and cope with setbacks when they strike
• To apply, please fill out this Workshop Application Form: https://goo.gl/5UujAX
• Send us your work/portfolio. Please note, your portfolio should be between 15-20 images (jpeg, 1200 pixels on the longer side, no compression).
• ZIP your files [portfolio only] and send to firstname.lastname@example.org via WeTransfer within 10 February 2019. Please note, you should rename your folder with your Full Name and Title of the Workshop. For example: Ashraful Huda_ Your Photojournalism Survival Kit
RON HAVIV is an Emmy nominated, award-winning photojournalist and co-founder of the photo agency VII, dedicated to documenting conflict and raising awareness about human rights issues around the globe.
In the last three decades, Haviv has covered more than twenty-five conflicts and worked in over one hundred countries. He has published four critically acclaimed collections of photography, and his work has been featured in numerous museums and galleries, including the Louvre, the United Nations, and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Haviv has produced an unflinching record of the injustices of war and his photography has had singular impact. His work in the Balkans, which spanned over a decade of conflict, was used as evidence to indict and convict war criminals at the International Tribunal in The Hague. President George H.W. Bush cited Haviv’s chilling photographs documenting paramilitary violence in Panama as one of the reasons for the 1989 American intervention.
His first photography book, Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, was called “One of the best non- fiction books of the year,” by The Los Angeles Times and “A chilling but vastly important record of a people’s suffering,” by Newsweek. His other monographs are Afghanistan: The Road to Kabul, Haiti: 12 January 2010 and The Lost Rolls.
Haviv is the central character in six documentary films, including National Geographic Explorer’s Freelance in a World of Risk. He has provided expert analysis and commentary on ABC World News, BBC, CNN, NPR, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America and The Charlie Rose Show.