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Thursday 20 April
Doors open 13.30
Presentations 14.30-17.30 with a break
2017 Photo Contest winner, People second prize singles, presents his winning work, Praying for a Miracle.
2017 Photo Contest winner, Sports first prize singles, talks about capturing the Grand National Steeplechase.
Muhammed Muheisen – Telling their stories
Associated Press Chief Photographer for the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan documenting the refugee crisis in Europe – “There are so many stories that have never been told and many voices that have never been heard. As a photojournalist, it is my responsibility to be out there searching for these stories to document.”
2017 Digital Storytelling Contest winner, Long Form, third prize, presents The Convention.
The Convention is a cinematic and visceral look at the annual Esprit Conference. This conference draws transgender women in their 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s together for a week of camaraderie, mutual support, expression, and shared experience.
A lifelong photographer, Grob’s work and life centers around a journey through an ever-changing landscape of politics, celebrities, and the human experience. He has been fortunate to have a front row seat to history, and has created photographs that show the world as he distinctly sees it.
2017 Photo Contest winner, Spot News, third prize stories, discusses his series Mediterranean Migration.
Michael Vince Kim
2017 Photo Contest winner, People, first prize stories talks about his winning series Aenikkaeng, documenting the lives of Koreans in Mexico and Cuba.
2017 Photo Contest winner, Daily Life, first prize singles discusses Afghanistan and her winning image, The Silent Victims of a Forgotten War.
Announcing the Anja Niedringhaus Award Courage in Photojournalism nominees
Friday 21 April
Doors open 09.00
Presentations 10.00 – 17.30 with breaks
2017 Photo Contest winner, Contemporary Issues, first prize singles, presents his iconic image, Taking a Stand in Baton Rouge, in which Iesha Evans stands her ground at a rally against police violence against black men.
2017 Photo Contest winner, Spot News, first prize singles.
Zoeann Murphy and Kevin Schaul
2017 Digital Storytelling Contest winners present their first and second prize winning pieces in the Innovative Storytelling category; A New Age of Walls and The Waypoint.
Inspirational documentary photographer Giles Duley presents The Power of the Story, sharing his recent work documenting the refugee crisis in Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan for the UNHCR as part of his long term project Legacy of War.
ANP – Fair Trade photography
Cameron Spencer and Kai-Oliver Pfaffenbach
2017 Photo Contest winners, Sports, second and third prize singles discuss the difficulties of shooting the Olympics.
Inspired by her own environment, Mazibuko’s images tell the stories of her South African township. Author of “Free From My Happiness”.
2017 Photo Contest winner, General News, first prize stories talks about his winning series, They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals.
Iranian photographer and filmmaker discusses her recent book and the importance of identity in her work.
Zackary Canepari – Claressa
2017 Digital Storytelling Contest winner presents Short Form, first prize piece, Claressa.
In 2012, 17-year-old Claressa ‘T-Rex’ Shields from Flint, Michigan, USA, became the first woman ever to win the gold medal in Olympic boxing. This short film picks up with Claressa in 2015.
2017 Photo Contest winner, Nature, third prize stories explains how he captured his impressive ‘Now You See Me’ series of animals at night.
Winner of World Press Photo of the Year 2017 discusses his prize-winning image.
Internationally renowned photographer Stanley Greene, Noor Images, will present this year’s Sem Presser Lecture supported by DuPho.
Saturday 22 April
Doors open 09.00
Presentations 10.00 – 17.30 with breaks
Magnum photographer, chair of the 2017 World Press Photo Contest general jury, and author of “The Documentary Impulse”.
2017 Photo Contest winner, Contemporary Issues, third prize singles presents The Libyan Migrant Trap.
Topaz Adizes, Carla Tramullas and Julia Gorbach – The Dig
2017 Digital Storytelling Contest winners present Immersive Storytelling, first prize, The Dig.
You know how you feel about politics, religion, and other issues, but do you know how you feel about the changing landscape of human relationships? Things like trans-sexuality, Co-parenting, and cyborgs, to name a few.
Dutch photo editor at de Volkskrant newspaper, “photographer without a camera,” and the man behind the The Schallmaier Index talks about his work.
2017 Photo Contest Winner, Spot News, third prize singles discusses his work in Mosul.
2017 Photo Contest Winner, Contemporary Issues, first prize stories presents her Standing Rock series.
Founder of Women Photograph discusses efforts to diversify the photojournalism community, and why women continue to be dramatically underrepresented in the field.
Syria by Syrian photographers
Samar Hazboun on behalf of Abd Doumany and Walid Masshadi
Announcing the Joop Swart Masterclass 2017 participants
TIME’s Instagram Photographer of 2016, telling stories of the marginalized in our society.
Justin Maxon and Jared Moossy – When the Spirit Moves
2017 Digital Storytelling Contest winners, Long Form, first prize present When the Spirit Moves.
This project explores the parallels between a lack of education for youth and the ever-rising crime rate in Chester, USA.
2017 Photo Contest winner, Nature, first prize stories presents his moving Rhino Wars series and other conservation projects.
We will be adding more leading visual storytellers to the program in the run up to the event. Check back here or follow us on Twitter for updates.
Please note, the festival program is subject to change.