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Thursday, August 14 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Starting a photography freelance career

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This workshop will focus on how to start and survive in the current photography/visual journalism market. Learn how successful visual storytellers work on projects, meet key editors and clients, negotiate prices, use social media and work as a collective group. Grain, a brand new photo collective based in D.C., will show its photographs and discuss stories of successes and challenges.

Speakers
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Greg Kahn

Freelance Photojournalist, Co-founder of GRAIN
(@GregKahn) Greg Kahn co-founded GRAIN in August 2012 with his wife, Lexey Swall and close friend, Tristan Spinski. He concentrates on issues that shape personal and cultural identity. His Pulitzer Prize-nominated project, “It’s Not a House, It’s a Home,” explores how the foreclosure crisis in Florida defined a new class of homelessness. His recent project in Cuba considers how governance molds individuality.
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Tristan Spinski

Freelance Photojournalist, Co-founder of GRAIN, GRAIN
(@TristanSpinski) Tristan Spinski is a co-founding member of GRAIN, a photography collective. His clients include Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Politico Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, AARP, The Chronicle of Higher Education and FRONTLINE/World. He attended the University of Delaware, where he majored in English, and University of California, Berkeley, where he earned his master’s in journalism.
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Lexey Swall

Freelance Photojournalist, Co-founder of GRAIN, GRAIN
(@LexeySwall) Lexey Swall is a freelance photographer living in Washington, D.C. In 2012, she co-founded GRAIN, a photography collective, with her husband Greg Kahn and Tristan Spinski. Before embarking on a freelance career, she worked as a staff photojournalist for 10 years at the Naples Daily News in Florida. She studied photojournalism and women’s studies at San Jose State University.


Thursday August 14, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Meeting Room 13, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown 999 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

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