- Visura is delighted to announce The 2017 Visura Scholarship for Career Development, a series of grants to support individual Visura members in furthering their career.
- The scholarship has a three-tiered mission:
- 1) support the career development of Visura individual members;
- 2) recognize the talent in the Visura Community, who are proactively planning and taking steps towards furthering their career goals;
- 3) support the work, vision, and dedication of Visura individual members.
- Announcing one $600 Scholarship
- Visura announces a $600 scholarship to sponsor the workshop fee for one working journalists, freelancers, photographers or video journalists to attend a two-day intensive workshop with James Estrin, the co-editor of the New York Times Lens blog, and Mary Virginia Swanson, Sarah Leen and Whitney Richardson in New York City. The participant will learn to select, sequence and publish visual stories with some of the key leaders of the industry.
- Visura will be accepting submissions from April 27 to May 11, 2017 at 11:59pm local time. The winner will be announced by May 20, 2017 via newsletter. He or she will receive a sponsored invitation to attend the workshop.
- SUBMISSION PROCESS
This scholarship is available to Visura members, who are Journalists, freelancers, photographers or video journalists worldwide with active Plus, PRIME or GUILD accounts
. There is no entry fee during the application process.
- What to submit: Each Entry consists of a project made up of a series of images (minimum of 25 images, maximum 30) or a video (max. dur. 10 mins), a short synopsis and a 500 written reflection answering the following questions: 1. Why is this project important to you? 2. Why would you like to attend this workshop? 3. If completed, when was it photographed? If ongoing, when did you begin the story/project? What is the story you want to convey?
- • Limited to one image or video project per communicator.
- • Include 25-30 images or a video (max. dur. 10 mins)
- • Projects may be ongoing or recently completed personal project.
- • All submissions are made via a “Project” created from your Visura photographer's dashboard
- • Projects may be 'published' or 'exclusive' within the Visura system.
- NOTE: **Visura will not be responsible for additional costs, including travel, food and accommodations.**
About the workshop
EDIT, SEQUENCE, PRESENT AND PROMOTE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS** with James Estrin, the co-editor of the New York Times Lens blog, and Mary Virginia Swanson, Sarah Leen and Whitney Richardson
Learn to select, sequence and publish visual stories
Class meets Saturday, June 10 from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, June 11 from 11:30 to 6 pm.
Many people can take decent photographs. Few photographers understand how to edit, sequence and present their work. These skills will enable you to be better visual storytellers and will help you distinguish yourself from other photographers.
In this intensive weekend workshop, you will learn how to edit and sequence photo essays and long-term projects. We will cover story structure, photo editing for presentation in magazines, books, exhibitions or on the web. The workshop will also focus on how to market your stories and yourself.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced.