The Art & Business of Nonprofit Photography
A One Day Project Seminar
in collaboration with
Location: Washington, DC
Dates: November 6, 2011 (During FotoWeek DC)
Please contact our office for itinerary and travel information.
- Lectures will take place from 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
- Portfolio Presentation: Justin Maxon, Razon Collective & winner of Cliff Edom's New America Award in 2011
- Lecture: How to Fund a Personal Project
- Lunch with Leicas: Take a new Leica M9 out for a field test
- Panel: Nonprofit marketing directors & photo editors discuss how to get hired
- Lecture: How to Make Nonprofits Work for You
- Topics Covered: Grant writing; Crowdfunding Tips; Corporate Sponsorship; Billing, photo rates; client financial negotiation; Researching a personal project; International NGOs vs. domestic nonprofits; How to get hired by nonprofits; How to create a portfolio that is marketable, and so much more!
In honor of FotoWeek DC, Momenta Workshops and Leica Camera are hosting a one-day seminar on the art and business development practices needed to break into nonprofit photography. Whether you are an emerging photographer, an established professional or a citizen journalist looking to give back with your work, this seminar will help you learn the ins-and-outs of nonprofit documentary work.
Leading off the day will be the inspirational portfolio presentation of Leica photographer Justin Maxon, a member of the Razon Collective for documentary photojournalism. Justin was recently selected as the winner of the Cliff Edom's New America Award, which recognizes an individual to inspire and motivate members of the photojournalism community to reach new heights.
Justin Maxon will show a selection of his documentary work from this project which explores overcoming community challenges like gang violence, high levels of pollution and a defective school system. He will also discuss the project's growth and the new ways nonprofits are taking a role in the development.
Our Lunch with Leicas program will allow attendees to have a hands-on experience with the latest Leica M9 camera kits! You will be able to take a Leica out for a stroll and practice your street photography with this amazing digital rangefinder system. Leica representatives will be on hand to offer training on the gear and help you take your digital photography to new depths.
Jamie Rose will lead two lectures for photographers who want to pursue nonprofit work either as a personal project or for paying clients.
"Funding Your Personal Project" will deal directly with the steps to go about finding public and private funding for your projects as well as tips on how to develop a successful project.
"Making Nonprofits Work For You" explains how photographers can successfully market to nonprofits, negotiate contracts and retain a sustainable client base. We will discuss how to develop a portfolio for international and domestic nonprofit clients as well as marketing advice, social networking and inspirational resources for your creative services business.
Our afternoon panel discussion will have nonprofit marketing directors and photo editors discussing topics ranging from how to present your portfolio, do's and don't's of portfolio presentations, the difference between editorial and nonprofit hiring practices and much more.
This workshop will be a mixture of inspiration, art and business. Every level of photographer will be able to grow and expand their knowledge of nonprofit documentary photography.
FotoWeek DC was started to celebrate and inspire photographers from around the world. Momenta Workshops and Leica Camera are so excited to help honor that great tradition with our nonprofit seminar. We look forward to seeing you in our Nation's Capital for this wonderful event!
Please contact our staff for a trip itinerary and travel arrangement questions.
About your Speakers
Justin Maxon has received numerous awards for his photography, from competitions like UNICEF Images of the Year, Alexia Grant Foundation, POYi, NPPA's Best of Photojournalism and Photo District News. He won first place in the 2007 World Press Photo Daily Life Singles category, along with winning the Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year at the 2008 Lucie Awards.
Most recently, he was named one of PDN's 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch and NPPA Best of Photography Cliff Edom New America Award winner. His clients include TIME, Newsweek, Fader Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, NPR, and UNICEF..
Jamie Rose, our Director of Workshops, has been a nonprofit and documentary photographer working out of DC for the last decade. Her clients include The Global Fund,The Calvert Foundation, Doctors Without Borders and many others. Her photographic work is represented by the prestigious Aurora Select agency.
Jamie is considered an expert in nonprofit photography business development. She has been interviewed by Photo District News (PDN), News Photographer Magazine and numerous online publications about the importance of nonprofit documentary photography. She has been asked to speak at Georgetown University and Columbia's Journalism schools about her work with international nonprofits.
In 2011, Jamie was awarded the United Nations' IPC's Photographers Leadership Award. She has also won numerous awards and grants for her documentary and nonprofit work including grants from The Alexia Foundation, the prestigious White House News Photographers' Association Project Grant for her portfolio of nonprofit work from Africa.
For More Information
Please email our staff for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also reach Director of Workshops Jamie Rose between the hours of 9:00 a.m - 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday at our offices at 202.688.1448.