(c) Ron Haviv, 2011

4-DAY WORKSHOP (Four Full Days)
RON HAVIV: The Photojournalism Master Class

UPDATE: We are unbelievably pleased to announce that Ron Haviv’s workshop will have access to the United States Marine Corps Air Ground Task Force Training Command at 29 Palms! Students of this workshop will be able to create stories about the lives / training of marines preparing for combat. Register soon so you don’t miss this opportunity! Two attendees will have the chance to to be attached to one of the US Special Reaction Team Marines (their mini-version of SWAT), and one will be attached to a military working dog team. Both photographers will be going out to the field with those Marines at least one day, maybe both days for training exercises. The military working dog will either be a bomb dog or a drug dog!

This workshop will explore the multifaceted approaches to photojournalism and help guide you on your own path. Participants will learn what is required of a photojournalist, not just in the field but also when it comes to having work published and how to get your work known. Developing a personal sensitivity and visual style will be emphasized and Haviv will encourage you to work using your instinct rather than formula. Combining portfolio reviews, assignments, editing sessions and dialogue, Haviv will also share his own work and experience as a photojournalist in conflict and crisis areas. Portfolio reviews will guide each person’s narrative direction and then be developed through assignments given during the workshop.

Throughout the workshop, Ron will help you understand the pulse of photojournalism today and share his tips on what it takes to cover the world scene. You will leave with a clearer understanding of your next step and be well along the way to defining your personal path forward.

Objective: To take your journalistic photography to the next level by focusing on the way that you see and approach stories.


Monday, April 2
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

• Student Introduction
• Slideshow: Ron Haviv
• Slideshow: Presentation of Contemporary Photojournalists.
• In Class Assignment: Write Story Pitch
• Discussion: Individual stories ideas and brainstorm execution.
• Assignment: start shooting story

Tuesday, April 3
• All Day: Independent Shooting. Ron will be available to offer advice, demonstrate methods.

Wednesday, April 4
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
• One on One Critiques (sign up for individual 30 min slots). Independent Shooting.

Thursday, April 5
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

• Lecture: Finding your story, Preparation, Logistics, getting there and getting back, Setting up
your Studio.
• Group Edit of Story Progress
• In Classroom: group edit
• Lecture: Business Practices – Selling Stories/Agencies/Marketing for the Photojournalist

Note: Schedule is subject to change.

Ron Haviv’s workshop will have access to the United States Marine Corps Air Ground Task Force Training Command at 29 Palms! Students of this workshop will be able to create stories about the lives / training of marines preparing for combat.

The RON HAVIV Photojournalism class will have access to the U.S. Marine Combat Center at 29 Palms! There are still two places left in this incredible workshop! If you’ve every wondered what it’s like to be a working photojournalist in conflict zones – here is your chance.
courtesy U.S. Marine Corps. (c) U.S. Marine Corps, 2012.

Photographers should bring their laptops and be conversant with their hardware and software in order to facilitate downloading and projecting their work for critiques in this workshop. Digital projectors with standard DVI cables will be provided. If you require DVI adapters, please bring one to class.

Monday, April 2 – Thursday, April 5, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Price: $925.
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Attendees of this workshop are invited to borrow cameras and lenses from Canon, Leica, Fuji and Mamiya at Korakia Pensione each morning before the workshop begins (8:00am – 9:00am). The Samy’s Camera Store suite is also open each morning for your convenience.

Award‐winning photojournalist Ron Haviv has produced images of conflict and humanitarian crises that have made headlines from around the world since the end of the Cold War. A co‐founder of the photo agency VII, his work is published by magazines worldwide. Numerous museums and galleries have featured his work, including the Louvre, United Nations, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He has published critically acclaimed collections of his photograph with the books, Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, Afghanistan: On the Road to Kabul and Haiti: January 12,2010. Haviv has been the central character in three films including National Geographic Explorer’s Freelance in a World of Risk that explores the hazards inherent in combat photography. In addition, Haviv has spoken about his work on, ABC World News, BBC, CNN, CNBC, NPR, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America and The Charlie Rose Show.



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