Community Events

500 Series are free to Gold Passport holders only. Members pay $50, non-members $90.

600 Series events are free to Workshop Members and Gold or Silver Passport holders, $10 otherwise. Community Events do not require advance registration and can be paid for at the door.

700 Series events are free to the public.

Note: Schedule is subject to change due to the busy schedule of our presenters. Changes will be posted at all sites during the week.

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500,600 Series Community Events

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Community Event 601

Photographing the Most Photographed City in the World, New York City with Gary Hershorn

© Gary Hershorn

New York City is probably the most photographed city on the planet. How do you look at a city that everyone knows so well and still come up with ways to wow people? It is all about location, location, location. Hershorn will share views of New York City, from within Manhattan along with the amazing vista views offered from New Jersey, Brooklyn and Queens to prove knowing where to be and when is more than half the battle. Along with photographs he will discuss the apps/technology that show you exactly where and when the sunrises, sunsets, moonrises and moonsets happen.

Location: Library Auditorium

Wednesday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Community Event 602

Not Your Father’s Wall Street Journal with Timmy Huynh

At one time, the “old” Wall Street Journal had no photographs, only “hedcuts” which looked like engravings or line illustrations. We’ve come a long way since then as the “new” Wall Street Journal displays news photography as well (or better) than their traditional rivals on the newsstands. But as Huynh will show, the WSJ now also has an impressive and vital online presence in what can easily be described as “Not Your Father’s Wall Street Journal.”

Location: Library Auditorium

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Community Event 603

Capturing The Moment with Al Bello

Al Bello is Chief Sports Photographer for Getty Images in North America. He’s a master of sports imagery and has covered every major sporting event worldwide. From athletics to zambonies, Al has photographed them all. He will be covering his 12th Olympic Games this February in PyeongChang, South Korea. Join us as he shows us how to properly plan, compose, and execute a great sports photography moment. From a fingertip catch in the end zone to jubilation at the end of a big race, Al will take you on a step by step process of capturing the moment. 

Location: Library Auditorium

Wednesday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Community Event 604

Finding Stories Close to Home with Lisa Krantz

You don't have to travel abroad to find compelling stories and make interesting images. Right in your home communities, endless stories are waiting to be told. Join Krantz as she talks about how to find those stories and find the storytelling moments within them.


Location: Library Auditorium

Wednesday 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Community Event 605

Signs of Your Identity with Daniella Zalcman

Admission FREE

Daniella Zalcman will discuss her ongoing project on the legacy of coercive assimilation education on Indigenous children, her use of alternative processes in a documentary context, and how the colonial gaze impacts modern storytelling. 

Location: Library Auditorium

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Community Event 607

Curiouser and Curiouser: Down the Rabbit Hole with Melissa Golden

©Melissa Golden

This world and the people in it have bewildered Melissa Golden from the very beginning. When she discovered photography, she recognized its power to simultaneously document and connect with all the things that perplexed her. Join her as she reflects on her career as a photojournalist, the strange and wondrous things she’s encountered, and how photography can bring us closer to understanding who we are.

Location: Library Auditorium

Thursday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Community Event 608

Turning the Last Page Project: Traveling with a Social Purpose with Vincent Versace

I have come to believe that I was put on this earth to tell the truth and see the pretty. My job is to walk all over the planet and allow myself to be taken by the moment and to record the truth, beauty and moments of abandon with a camera. Sometimes by myself, sometimes leading a group of like-minded photographers to see what there is to see. What has evolved from my journeys is the Turning the Last Page Project. From India, Peru, Vietnam, Morocco, Thailand, Myanmar and Cuba I have made it a point to photograph the past that is present today. To capture the echoes of innocence, the echoes of the past that binds and persevere that in a visual record.

Through the course of this journey I have found the path not walked by everyone, the places that not everyone goes to but are the places around the world we all dream of seeing and the people we hope to meet.

I have for many years loved making pictures in these of the beaten path places. My interest was never the politics of the place, but rather to record the incredible spirit and beauty of the people there. As these places move into the 21st century there is a risk that much will be lost. My goal is to hold the images that take me like a breath held expectant and to create a body of work that when viewed offers the same emotional experience I had when the moment took me and I committed it to the moment’s capture.


Location: Library Auditorium

Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Community Event 609

Breaking the Rules of Landscape Photography with Joshua Cripps

Sponsored by Nikon

Modern landscape photography has fallen into a rut where the most popular images tend to follow specific rules. In this fun talk Josh will show how breaking these rules can lead to more creative, unique, and personal photos. Learn how using atypical lenses and unusual camera techniques, shooting in “bad” light, and not relying on photographic crutches like “epic” sunsets can help you create photos that speak from your heart. Josh will also share a personal tale of how breaking one of his own rules led to a new passion and even more love for landscape photography.

Location: Library Auditorium

Thursday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Community Event 610

Looking Back with Constantine Manos

Sponsored by Leica

In this illustrated lecture veteran Magnum photographer Constantine Manos will take us back to his beginnings in the school camera club. He will show his first serious black and white work in his native South Carolina at the age of eighteen and bring us full circle with his most recent color work.

Sponsored by Leica.

Location: Library Auditorium

Thursday 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Community Event 611

Why You should Collect Photographs if You're a Photographer with Daile Kaplan

Every photographer dreams of crossing over from commercial or editorial work to the fine art photography marketplace. The attendant rewards--gallery shows, museum exhibitions, beautiful publications--are within your reach but understanding the mechanics of this global market is key. This lecture will introduce a range of topics, including how the contemporary art market is changing the classical photographs world; the difference between vintage and modern prints; the impact of editions; the importance of publications; and identifying receptive gallerists. The range of photographic expression will be shown: Early Photography, Vernacular and Classical Photography, Contemporary Photography.

Location: Library Auditorium

Thursday 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Community Event 501

Available Light Photography With The Leica System: Clematis At Night with Tom Smith & Rob Passman

Sponsored by Leica

Leica M9

Experience shooting with Leica experts Tom Smith and Rob Passman, and catch the light of the magic hour exploring Clematis at Night. You will learn camera basics and be free to survey on your own or with personal instruction. From the simplicity of the Leica DLux (Typ 109) to the creative possibilities of the Leica M10, and the Leica SL (Typ 601), the Leica product range offers a photographic option for all users. Bring an SD Card that can be formatted so you can take your images after the shoot. Those shooting with other cameras are welcome to join this FOTOshoot, but Leica Camera will offer a mix of Leica products on loan. 

Location: Pro Shop

Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Community Event 612

Telling a Story Through Pictures, The Photo Essay in the 21st century with Tim Rasmussen

In this golden age of photography how do I create a body of work that stands out among the visual noise? From the classic photo essay, to using new and different styles of photography to tell a story with images that rise to more than just a 1000 words. 

Location: Library Auditorium

Friday, January 26, 2018

Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Community Event 613

Retrospective: The Aerial Artistry of Georg Gerste with Dennis Dimick

In the 1970s when we were first seeing images of earth from satellites, Swiss photographer Georg Gerster took to the air in small airplanes to photograph the beauty of the planet as never seen before from above. Gerster’s photographs revealed the beauty of farms, cities, churches, ancient ruins, and the natural and man-made world from unique vantages. Through magazine articles – several in National Geographic -- and many books, Gerster inspired audiences and a generation of documentary photographers who would follow. Long-time National Geographic photo editor Dennis Dimick, who collaborated with Gerster on several book projects, will recount his work with Gerster, show a selection of Gerster’s unique aerial photography, and discuss his influence.

Location: Library Auditorium

Friday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Community Event 614

From The Nosebleeds to Back Stage: A Fan Becomes The Who’s Tour Photographer with William Snyder

Come on the amazing journey as 4x Pulitzer Prize recipient William Snyder tells the story of going from being a high school kid photographing his favorite band from the arena rafters to get his “dream job”: Tour photographer for the legendary rock group The Who and their guitarist Pete Townshend. He’ll share stories from backstage documenting The Who for nearly 20 years. He’ll also talk about the challenges of coming up with “different” photos after you’ve photographed the same subject over 70 times.

Location: Library Auditorium

Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Community Event 615

Exploration, Experimentation and Discovery: A Treasure Hunt with FOTOmentor Howard Schatz

The photographs of Howard Schatz are exhibited in museums and photography galleries internationally and are included in innumerable private collections. He has received international acclaim for his work which has been published in eighteen monographs. May 2015 marked the publication of a monumental 2-volume 25-year retrospective of the work of Howard Schatz: Schatz Images: 25 Years, Winner of a 2015 American Photo Book of the Year Award, The International Photography Award for Book of the Year and The One Eyeland 2015 Gold Medal. Join us as Howard takes us on his very own Magical Mystery Tour...a Treasure Hunt indeed!

Location: Library Auditorium

Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Community Event 616

My Animal History in Portraits with Robin Schwartz

Photographing animals and the people that are devoted to animals is what I have always cared about and the driving force in all my work. Photography and animals are my passport to each other.  I see animals as my spiritual connection; my religion; my vice; my addiction. Animals calm me; comfort me - they save me.

This presentation is about photographing my obsessions, portraits of animals, and my daughter.

Location: Library Auditorium

Friday 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Community Event 617

Parks and People with Adam Stoltman

New York City’s system of parks, occupying some 29,000 acres of land, is one of the most complex, diverse and extraordinary in the world. From the coves and forests of Northern Manhattan to the wetlands of Staten Island, the ridges and valleys of the Bronx and the high plateaus which straddle Queens and Brooklyn, it is as much a social ecosystem as a natural one. Join Stoltman as he documents and discusses the delicately interwoven fabric of our city, our natural spaces and the diverse series of communities and constituencies across all five boroughs of the “City that Never Sleeps.”

Location: Library Auditorium

Friday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Community Event 618

Flipboard with Steve Fine

The world of photography has undergone a revolution in the past decade as camera phones have made everyone a photographer. Unfortunately the proliferation of mediocre to bad imagery has left editors with a more difficult job as we try to tell stories in pictures. As photo editor at Flipboard, an app seen by millions around the world, I curate pictures I find on line (mostly via the wire services) to build daily photo galleries. Join Steve Fine as he will show you what a good picture is, describe how it was made and explain how to build a narrative.

Location: Library Auditorium

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Saturday 6:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Community Event 502

Capturing Florida's Birds at Wakodahatchee with Michael Corrado

Capture exciting, dramatic photographs of South Florida’s bird life at Palm Beach County’s unique Wakodahatchee Wetlands nature preserve.  Nikon’s Michael Corrado will discuss lenses, exposures, photo blinds, best practices, and how to get the shot.

Sponsored by Nikon

Location: Courtyard

Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Community Event 619

In Depth Stories in the Rural Community with Dave Weatherwax

Visual journalist do not and cannot do their jobs by sitting at a desk. They have to be out in the community observing and recording stories as they unfold. This gives them the advantage of being an integral part of their staffs, being able to find and pitch new and unique stories they stumble upon while out in their communities. Dave Weatherwax of The Herald will present on how he and the photography staff continue to keep the tradition of finding and telling in-depth stories that matter to their readers in the rural community of Dubois County.

Location: Library Auditorium

Saturday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Community Event 620

The Magic of iPhone Photography with James Abbott

Over the past decade, Jim Abbott has found that the iPhone has become his camera of choice:  not just for family and travel shots, but for creative expression as well. Jim will share his enthusiasm for this increasingly powerful photographic tool, showing you how to get the most from the iPhone camera! In this presentation, Jim will introduce you to at least six post production apps that will enable you to make your pictures a further expression of your creative energy and vision: adding painterly filters, creating vintage or alternative process effects, and adding text in a variety of fonts and colors. He will also focus on work flow and digital organization.

Location: Library Auditorium

Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Community Event 621

"Money, People, Politics" with Marco Grob

A lifelong photographer, Marco Grob's work and life centers around a journey through an ever changing landscape of politics, celebrities, and the human experience. He has been fortunate to have a front row seat to history, and has created photographs that show the world as he distinctly sees it. In his presentation, Marco describes his experience having a front row seat to history and his focus on capturing historically significant people in numerous fields from politics to cinema. He highlights his recent work delving into long form stories, including ‘A Year In Space’ and the Emmy award-winning multimedia piece ‘Beyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience’. He will give valuable insight into: better business practices; client relations, technical expertise and lighting aesthetics.

Location: Library Auditorium

Saturday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Community Event 622

In Color and Black-&-White, 50 Years Ago: The Battle of Hué by Catherine Leroy and Don McCullin with Robert Pledge

Hué was the scene of some of the toughest fighting during the Vietnam war. 23 year-old Catherine Leroy and 32 year-old Don McCullin were present, yet, they never crossed paths. The young and daring French photographer was the only woman covering the war with cameras in those days. Her British colleague had alreay covered major conflicts around the globe. She chose to shoot the offensive mainly in color. He was already recognized master of black-&-white. Two approaches, two visions, but a common purpose: to show the devastating face of war. Robert Pledge, a friend of both photographers, will present the remarkable work of these two extraordinary witnesses of the Battle of Hué. Side-by-side.

Location: Library Auditorium

Saturday 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Community Event 623

Second Impressions, Polaroid Process with John Reuter

Join John Reuter as he shares the now rare process of Polaroid Polacolor Image Transfer. John has been a pioneer in Polaroid experimentation since the mid 1970s. His early SX-70s gave way to early experiments in 4x5 Polacolor and eventually with the massive 20x24 camera. From 1988 through 1998 Reuter focused exclusively on these large format transfers, extending their scale through tiling to 42x52 inches. His reworking process transformed these images into photo/painting hybrids that are unique to the instant imaging sphere. John exhibited these images at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre this past summer. If you were unable to attend you will not want to miss this lecture.

Location: Library Auditorium

Saturday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Community Event 624

Bearing Witness with Carol Guzy

Master story teller photo-journalist Carol Guzy will present the legacy work which won her a record four Pulitzers, as well as her most recent work, including her 2017 powerful 'Faces of Mosul’ frontline portraits giving us a rare deep glimpse into the hearts and souls of those affected by the fierce siege of Mosul.  Guzy flew to Puerto Rico to cover the devastation of Hurricane Maria, ‘Maria’s Toll - Puerto Rico in Crisis’ for ZUMA Press.




Location: Library Auditorium


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