The 2015 FotoVisura
Summer Editing Sessions
at Stowe Mountain Lodge

Presentation is vital to a photographer. This includes editing, sequencing, writing a personal reflection, design layout and final presentation. These are essentials to the success of your story—whether it is a photo essay, portfolio, multimedia, book or exhibition. In addition, it is becoming crucial for photographers to learn how to create an online presence.

This 2-day intensive workshop aims to pair two photographers with a guest editor through one-on-one and group sessions focused on the editing, sequencing, and/or layout of a story. The guest editor will share his or her knowledge and experience with the photographer to further their work.

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Additional Information

CAPACITY: 2 photographers per session

MATERIALS: One or two bodies of work consisting of at least 200 images (each), printed 5×7; and, a laptop and hard drive, if needed.

LOCATION: Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont.
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ACCOMMODATIONS: Each photographer will have a private bedroom with full bathroom. We encourage participants to bring tennis shoes, hiking boots, bathing suite, road bike, mountain bike, tennis rackets and any other outdoor gear.

CANCELLATION POLICY: The $500 non-refundable deposit, can not be refunded due to a cancellation. Photographers may cancel within 15 days of the event for a particial refund. While it is always our goal to provide a successful experience, FotoVisura may cancel the workshops for any reason at any time before or during the workshop. Events that may trigger a cancellation, include but are not limited to cancelled flights, illness, and/or other emergency situations.

2015 Schedule
May 28-29 FULL
MaryAnne Golon, Director of Photography, Assistant to Managing Editor, Washington Post
June 25-26 FULL
Deborah Dragon, Deputy Photo Editor, Rolling Stone Magazine
August 6-7 FULL
Genevieve Fussell, Senior Photo Editor, The New Yorker
August 20-21 FULL
Daniel Power, Founder of powerHouse Books, powerHouse Arena & co-founder of New York Photo Festival
September 10-11 FULL
Niko Koppel, Photo Editor, The New York Times
September 24-25 FULL
Elizabeth Griffin, Senior Photo Editor at and Strategic Visual Content Editor for Hearst Digital Media
Guest Editors

MaryAnne Golon

Director of Photography, Assistant to Managing Editor, Washington Post

MaryAnne Golon is a key member of the senior management team overseeing all aspects of photography for the daily newspaper and its website. Golon was formerly Time magazine’s director of photography and co-managed the international newsweekly’s photography department for more than 15 years.

Genevieve Fussell

Senior Photo Editor, The New Yorker

Genevieve Fussell is a Senior Photo Editor at The New Yorker where she commissions and produces international and politically oriented stories for the magazine as well as contributing weekly to Photo Booth, The New Yorker's daily photography blog. Before joining The New Yorker, Fussell worked as the archivist for VII Photo, the international collective of photojournalists based in New York and Paris.

Daniel Power

Founder of powerHouse Books, powerHouse Arena;
co-founder, New York Photo Festival (NYPH)

Founder and CEO of the photography book publishing company powerHouse Books (1995); the kids books and novelty book groups POW! (2013) and powerHouse Packaging & Supply (2011); Proprietor of the bookstores and exhibition spaces The powerHouse Gallery (2003-2005), The POWERHOUSE Arena (2006) and POWERHOUSE on 8th (2012); and co-founder of The New York Photo Festival (2007) and D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers (1990).

Deborah Dragon

Deputy Photo Editor, Rolling Stone Magazine

Deborah Dragon is currently the Deputy Photo Editor at Rolling Stone Magazine, collaborating with a long list of award-winning photographers, supervising and producing photo shoots, since 2002. She has worked as a photo editor at a variety of publications, including FHM, Entertainment Weekly, and Details, as well as high-profile, photo-driven books. Prior to that, she was a representative of commercial-advertising, still-life and portrait photographers.

Deborah continues her fine-art work taking photographs using handmade pinhole cameras.

Elizabeth Griffin

Strategic Visual Content for Hearst News Desk & Photo Editor

Elizabeth Griffin is the photo editor of and the photo editor and strategic visual content creator for Hearst Digital Media News Desk contributing to brands including Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Popular Mechanics, and more.

She is the co-founder of Story Amelia, an all-volunteer effort to assist a fellow-photographer with cancer-treatment costs, and a three-time team producer at the Eddie Adams Workshop.

Niko Koppel

Photo Editor, The New York Times

Niko Koppel works at the New York Times where he has written, photo edited and designed since 2006. He is currently a photo editor for the Metro section and he previously edited the Sunday Metropolitan section. In 2014, Niko was awarded National Press Photographers Association’s Best Of Photojournalism competition’s Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year.

Kim Hubbard

Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic Magazine

Kim Hubbard is a senior photo editor for National Geographic Magazine, where she works on a wide variety of stories, including the multi-year journey, “Out of Eden,” with writer Paul Salopek and photographer John Stanmeyer, whose image “Signal” from the story was honored by World Press as the Photo of the Year in 2014. Prior to joining National Geographic in 2010, she worked for 12 years as the Photo Editor for Audubon Magazine, and for 5 years as the Photo Editor at Discover Magazine, both in New York City. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a B.A. in English literature from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.


All Scholarships are merit based. Additional scholarships may be awarded at the discretion of fotovisura. Please contact us for more information.

GUILD members:
• 1 Full scholarship will be awarded to a Guild Member
• $1500 partial scholarship available to all Guild Members

PRIME members
• $1000 partial scholarship available to all Prime Members

PLUS members
• $500 partial scholarship available to all Plus Members

Session Itinerary

Check-in at Stowe Mountain Lodge & Meeting with FotoVisura co-founders

One-on-one Sessions with Guest Editor

Individual sessions:
Morning: 9:00am-10:30am (Photographer A); 11:00am-12:30pm (Photographer B)
Afternoon: 2:00pm-3:30pm (Photographer A); 4:00pm-5:30pm (Photographer B)

Check-out & One-on-one and Group Session with Guest Editor

Individual session:
Morning: 9:00am-10:30am (Photographer B); 11:00am-12:30pm (Photographer A)

Group session:
Afternoon: 2:00pm-4:00pm
4pm: Session ends
Non-members: $2,000.00
GUILD Members, with scholarship: $500.00
PRIME Members, with scholarship: $1,000.00
PLUS Members, with scholarship: $1,500.00
Vermont Residents, with scholarship: $1000.00

Admissions are merit based

Session, include two night accommodations at Stowe Mountain Lodge.

Full Scholarship covers workshop and accommodations. Participant is responsible for meals, transportation and preparation costs.

Partial Scholarship covers partial workshop fee. Participant is responsible for remainder of workshop fee, meals, transportation and preparation costs.

Admission is merit based and confirmed upon payment of a $500, non-refundable, deposit. Prior to sending the $500.00 deposit participants must have a strong understanding of the workshop, the requirements, the schedule, the cancellation policy as well as all additional information provided on this website. Photographers can submit via email to Please send a link to a story that you want to work on with one of the Guest Editors. Photographers with a PLUS, PRIME or GUILD membership, who are accepted to the workshop, will receive a scholarship to cover the costs. The scholarships range depending on the photographers' membership. Non-members are not eligible to receive a scholarship.

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Cancellation Policy:
The $500 non-refundable deposit, can not be refunded due to a cancellation. Photographers may cancel within 15 days of the event for a particial refund. While it is always our goal to provide a successful experience, FotoVisura may cancel the workshops for any reason at any time before or during the workshop. Events that may trigger a cancellation, include but are not limited to cancelled flights, illness, and/or other emergency situations.

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About Stowe Mountain Resort & Stowe Mountain Lodge

Stowe is an internationally renowned year-round destination. Stowe Mountain Resort, with majestic Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak, is filled with activities for every season: golf, tennis, hiking, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, world-class dining, shopping, spas and more. Stowe’s historic village combined with Vermont’s most spectacular landscape creates the quintessential New England getaway. For more information please visit: or call: 1-800-253-4754.

Stowe Mountain Lodge is the centerpiece of Spruce Peak at Stowe, a $400 million alpine village in planning and development stages for the past 16 years. As part of this new community, guests of Stowe Mountain Lodge will enjoy world-class service, 312 guest rooms, a 21,000-square-foot spa and wellness center, ski-in/ski-out access to over 100 legendary trails, exclusive access to Stowe Mountain Club, an 18-hole mountain golf course designed by Bob Cupp, and a heated outdoor, four season pool. Stowe Mountain Resort offers over 56,000 square feet of event space, as well as high-end boutiques, restaurants and limitless on-mountain recreational options. The lodge offers farm-to-table cuisine in Solstice restaurant and Hourglass bar. In addition, 34 fractionally-owned condominium units are available for vacation home ownership in the Lodge’s Front Four Private Residence Club.

Room reservations, with special lodging offers and packages, are available by calling (802) 253-3560 or (888) 4-STOWE-VT, or by visiting For real estate inquiries, please call (888) 403-7739 or (802) 253-0320.

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