VII Photo and the Pulitzer Center Present “Beyond Witness”
VII PHOTO & PULITZER CENTER | BEYOND WITNESS
Special Evening Sessions
Saturday, May 17
6 -8:00 pm
Reception to follow
NPR’s Studio One
1111 North Capitol Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Moderator: Nathalie Applewhite, Managing Director, Pulitzer Center
Panelists: Stephanie Sinclair, Tomas van Houtryve, Sim Chi Yin
Both VII Photo and the Pulitzer Center share the goal of raising awareness about deep systemic issues around the world, and putting a human face on crises that too often remain hidden. Three photographers of VII who have received support from the Pulitzer Center will discuss how they have reached across multiple platforms, news outlets, and funding sources to get the story out.
BEYOND “STRAIGHT NEWS”: THE GROWING ROLE OF NGOS IN JOURNALISM
Moderator: Gary Knight
Panelists: Jon Sawyer, Executive Director, Pulitzer Center; Carroll Bogert, Deputy Executive Director, External Relations, Human Rights Watch; Stephanie Sinclair, VII, Pulitzer Center grantee; Ron Haviv, VII; Ed Kashi, VII
As media companies restructure and communication tools change audience behavior, news and advocacy increasingly find shared interest in raising awareness of complex issues. As a result, NGOs are playing an ever-growing role in supporting photojournalism. The panel, moderated by VII co-founder and Chair of this year’s World Press Photo competition Gary Knight, will look at opportunities, tensions and challenges that arise from these collaborations.
Reception follows in NPR lobby
Closest Metro: NOMA – Gallaudet U/New York Ave; Red Line
These evening sessions follow “Reinventing Photojournalism,” a special afternoon seminar conducted by VII Photo Agency. Learn more about the afternoon seminar at:http://viiphoto.com/event/vii-photo-dc-2014/
Image by Stephanie Sinclair.