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Online: Special Guest Series- On Being a Photojournalist with Essdras Suarez

September 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Below the course description (but before registration) will be a short explanation on how the class will run.

Cucuna, Guatemala Dec. 13, 1999 Family and relatives of 14- year old Osveli Sales grief over his casket after it was returned to his village in Guatemala. Osveli died in a Colorado highway while being smuggled into the US. (photo by Essdras M Suarez/Rocky Mountain News)
Join two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Essdras Suarez as he discusses his time and experiences as a photojournalist. This talk is designed to show the broad range of stories and subjects a photojournalist photograph might cover. You will see some work on conflict coverage i.e. Iraq, Haiti; to natural- disaster coverage i.e. Indonesia Tsunami; to travel and news stories, to portraits and photo essays. And you’ll also get to hear some of the stories, technical details, and challenges involved in getting some of these images.

About Essdras Suarez: Essdras M Suarez is a two-time Pulitzer Prizewinner, who worked as a photojournalist for newspapers for 20 years, and who’s been a photographer for over a quarter of a century. Throughout his career, he’s worked in over 60 countries while covering a myriad of assignments including the war in Iraq and the Columbia Shuttle disaster in 2003; a U.S. backed military coup against Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide and the Indonesia Tsunami in 2004. He also covered the Gaza Strip Evacuation in 2006, the Newtown Elementary school shooting, and the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013 to a name a few.
He now applies and shares all of his knowledge and experience as a speaker, educator, and as the founder of EMS Photo Adventures LLC where he is focused on creating and leading educationally geared, on-site and virtual custom photo programs including educational webinars, and short- and long-term mentorship programs. He continues to be a full-time, freelance photographer specializing in documentary event, Travel Photography, Editorial assignments as well as corporate story-telling photo essays. His images have been published in such well-recognized publications as the National Geographic, Time Magazine, New York Times and Washington Post and many other world renown national and international publications.

Registering and what is needed
After you register for this class, you will receive a confirmation email that will include information about how to access the online class, including an online ID code that you will need to get into the class. Make sure to save this information. We will also send a reminder email about 24 hours prior to the class time with that same information.

Layout of the class
The class will begin promptly at the time listed. The majority of the class– about an hour– will be a presentation on the topic, followed by a short Q&A. During the class, you are welcome to type in questions in the Chat box if you have specific questions as they are asked. We will do our best to answer those questions, but if not, feel free to ask them at the end.

“You Are Being Recorded” (And Other Note Related Items)
We will be recording this class! The video will be available for download about 24-hours after the class for all attendees, so don’t worry about taking unending notes. We will send this link attendees to download and rewatch at any time. In addition to this, we will generally send out a PDF of the presentation (when applicable) and handouts on the topic. If handouts and PDFs are included, we will send it out with the link for the video.

Washington, DC- 072820 The US flag was at half mast at the US State Capitol in honor of Congressman and Civil Rights activist John Lewis as his body lies in state on July 28, 2020 for the public to pay their respects. (Essdras M Suarez ©)
Can’t attend the class?
If you can’t attend the class but still want to download the video, no problem: Just sign up for the class! You don’t need to attend and we will send the video link the next day!

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September 25
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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