Monday, October 27, 2014

Al Diaz on Faculty of Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar 2014

A Pakistani man carrying a child rushes away from the site of a blast shortly after a car exploded in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. "Bomb Attack" Photo by Mohammad Sajjad / Associated Press

I’m honored and excited that I have been invited to participate as a faculty member at this year’s Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar November 13-15, 2014. I’ll be speaking on Saturday morning from 9:00-10:15am

I’ve attended this outstanding event several times over the years. I always leave with the hopes of returning for more. Hope you’ll be joining us this year.

The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar was founded in 1973 by a group of photojournalists representing newspapers, magazines and wire services. Its reason for being is to promote the highest standards of photojournalism through an annual educational conference and a photography contest judged by working photographers.

Speakers throughout the years have included Pulitzer Prize winners, Photographer of the Year winners, major magazine and wire service photographers, influential directors of photography, important educators in photojournalism, academia, and others important in this profession. Founded as a regional event, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar has grown to become one of the most prestigious photojournalism competitions, with participants from throughout the world.

The Seminar will be held at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, which is close to the Dunwoody MARTA transit station and Perimeter Mall. There are dozens of shops and restaurants nearby. MARTA offers easy transportation to downtown, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, as well as other Atlanta locations.

Schedule
The following is the schedule for the 2014 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar. For more information regarding speakers and topics, visit the 2014 Faculty page.
Thursday Video Speakers (November 13)
                7:30am – Registration desk opens
                8:30am – Eyeopener videos begin
                9:30am-5:45pm – Contest Judging (Open to public)
                9:30-10:45amAmani Channel / Visual Eye Media
                11:00-12:15pmOliver Janney / CNN
                12:15-1:30pm – Lunch on your own

                1:30-2:45pmLauren Frohne / Seattle Times
                3:00-4:15pmWes Pope / University of Oregon
                4:30-5:45pmEric Seals / Detroit Free Press

Friday Workshops (November 14)
                9:00am-6:00pm – Contest Judging (Open to public, except for portfolio judging)
                9:00-10:45am
                                  Location Lighting – Robert Seale / robertseale.com
                                  Shooting With Your Ears – Oliver Janney / CNN
                11:00-12:45am
                                  Location Lighting – Robert Seale / robertseale.com
                                  Shooting With Your Ears – Oliver Janney / CNN
                                  Sports – Jamie Squire / Getty Images
                12:45-2:00pm – Lunch on your own
                2:15-4:00pm
                                  Go Pros: Dos, Don'ts, and Drones – Eric Seals / Detroit Free Press
                                  Sports – Jamie Squire / Getty Images
                                  Standing on Your Own Two Feet – Judy Herrmann / Herrmann + Starke
                4:15-6:00pm
                                  Go Pros: Dos, Don'ts, and Drones – Eric Seals / Detroit Free Press
                                  Standing on Your Own Two Feet – Judy Herrmann / Herrmann + Starke
                8:00pm-??? – Portfolio Reviews

Saturday Speakers (November 15)
                8:40am – Eyeopener videos begin
                8:50am – Welcome/Announcements
                9:00-10:15amAl Diaz / Miami Herald
                10:30-11:45amKen Lyons / The Denver Post
                11:45-12:45pm – Lunch on your own
                12:45-2:00pmScott Strazzante / San Francisco Chronicle
                2:15-3:30pmAmy Toensing
                3:45-5:00pmMatt Eich
                5:00-5:30pm – Contest awards ceremony
                8:00-10:00pm – Breakout Sessions (topics and locations TBA)
                8:00pm-??? – Portfolio Reviews

***All speakers, dates and times are subject to change.