REGION 9: GREAT WHITE NORTH

Canada’s premiere annual photojournalism workshop happens this Friday and Saturday in Toronto, Ontario. Great White North‘s mandate is to present workshops and seminars that appeal to photojournalists from the from any size and type of publication so that when they return to work they feel enthused and renewed about their trade. Now in it’s 6th year, it continues to grow …

THE AGENDA

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2007

Feature Hunting, Portraits, Freelancing, Multimedia
Lunch with Marcel Saba
Feature Hunting, Digital Survival, Long Term Projects, Multimedia
Community Photojournalism, Remote Control, Picture Editing, Multimedia
Trade Show
Portfolio Reviews
After Party

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2007

Rita Leistner
Curt Chandler
NPAC Announcement
Paula Lerner
ECNPA Student Awards
Closing Remarks
Sahal Abdulle

ECNPA Annual General Meeting
After Party

SPEAKERS

ANDY CLARK, FEATURE HUNTING
Reuters News Pictures, Chief Photographer Canada

PAUL DARROW,COMMUNITY PHOTOJOURNALISM
The Photographer’s Survival Guide:

CHUCK FADELY, MULTIMEDIA
Who needs reporters?

RICHARD LAUTENS, PORTRAITS WITH A PURPOSE
It is the blessing and the curse of every photojournalist, the portrait.

CHRISTOPHER MORRIS, FREELANCING 101
Self Promotion, how to get your work seen by the right people

WENDELL PHILLIPS, LONG TERM PROJECTS
Wendell will discuss issues and circumstances of long term projects emphasizing the human condition, access, research, preparation, logistics and cultivating stories at home, and the global community.

JACK ROWLAND, DIGITAL SURVIVAL & REMOTE CONTROL
Workshop 1, Digital Survival
Workshop 2, Remote Control

RANDALL WOLF, PICTURE EDITING
Embracing change is an important element of survival as newspapers change to stay relevant in society.

CURT CHANDLER, WORKING MULTIMEDIA
Curt Chandler will show examples of daily multimedia reporting and talk about the training and resource commitment necessary to sustain a daily multimedia presence.

RITA LEISTNER, UNEMBEDDED
Rita is co-author of Unembedded, Four Independent Photojournalists on the War in Iraq, and is represented by Redux Pictures in New York.

PAULA LERNER, PROJECTS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Paula’s passion for photographing people has taken her from the Amazon to Afghanistan. Paula photographs people in all walks of life, with assignments ranging from stories on cancer patients, factory workers, and corporate executives to profiles of eminent scientists, authors, and performing artists.

Get more details here.

By Gordon Preece
Director, Region 9, Western Canada

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