Johis Alarcón

Photographer
  
Location: Ecuador
Nationality: Ecuadorian
Biography: Johanna Alarcón (1992) is a freelance photojournalist and visual storyteller based in Ecuador. Johanna´s work is focused on social justice, human rights, and gender related issues. She is a National Geographic Explorer and member of... MORE
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Dec 16, 2020
Joop Swart Masterclass

The masterclass is named after Joop Swart, a passionate supporter of photographic talent who played a major role in the foundation's history, first as the photo contest jury chair from 1966 to 1974, and then as a member of the foundation's board from 1970 until his death in 1994.

Run as a week-long intensive program, the Joop Swart Masterclass identifies, supports, and educates new talent in the field of documentary photography, visual journalism, and visual storytelling. Launched in 1994, the masterclass has contributed to the development of generations of visual storytellers. Participants have later gone on to have their work recognized and published in some of the most prestigious publications around the world.

The educational experience of the Joop Swart Masterclass is based on an assignment to produce a photo essay around a given theme. During the program, industry experts mentor the participants, sharing their personal experience and knowledge. By engaging in dialogue with the masters, as well as with their fellow participants, the program aims to build relationships that will help develop the participants’ work in the future.

The participants are selected by an independent selection committee, based on a nomination process. Find out more about the selection process and see the panel of international nominators.
Because of the global pandemic, the 2020 edition of the Joop Swart Masterclass took place online and 24 participants were selected in an effort to make the program more inclusive.

Learn more about this year's edition and discover the 2020 Joop Swart Masterclass participants' projects.
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