This event has ended. View the official site or create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
View analytic
Thursday, August 14 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Starting a photography freelance career

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

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.


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.

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.

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

Attendees (9)