The Kalish

The Kalish brings together visual editors, producers, photographers and designers who communicate across all platforms: Web, tablet, mobile and print. Held at the Rochester Institute of Technology, The Kalish focuses on excellence in visual storytelling while embracing its historical values of picture editing, leadership, ethics, diversity and managing through example. Since 1989, the workshop is a hands-on, collaborative learning environment. We kick it old school in the world of new media. More information »

Mountain Workshops

Each October, a group of visual journalists set up shop in a different community in Kentucky to document its life and culture in a way that is rarely attempted. Raw and live, it’s all about the people and their stories, not the institutions. It’s called the Mountain Workshops, and dozens of students and professionals from around the country swoop in for a week every year to garner new skills and fresh inspiration. It’s a crash course in visual journalism, and the participants’ best work will be published on this website. Selected photographs will also be printed for a museum-quality exhibit, and many of the photos and stories will be published in a book that documents the town and its surrounding rural area. More information »

The Missouri Photo Workshop

Since 1949 the Missouri Photo Workshop has challenged photographers to become stronger visual storytellers.
When the late Clifton C. Edom of the Missouri School of Journalism founded the Missouri Photo Workshop in 1949, he too, looked to the past to map the path for photojournalism’s future. Inspired by the gritty, content-rich photographs of the documentary photo unit of the pre-WWII Farm Security Administration, Edom promoted research, observation, and timing as the methods to make strong story-telling photographs. FSA director Roy Stryker and photographer Russell Lee worked closely with Edom in the creation of the workshop and served as faculty members during its early years. In subsequent years, faculty members have been many of America’s leading newspaper and magazine photographers and photo editors; a roster of faculty and students reads like a Who’s Who of photojournalism. More information »

The Eddie Adams Workshop

The Eddie Adams Workshop is an intense four-day gathering of the top professionals in photojournalism, along with 100 carefully selected students. The Workshop’s purpose is to create a forum in which an exchange of ideas, techniques, and philosophies can be shared between both established members and newcomers of the profession of picture journalism. The Workshop is tuition-free, and the 100 students are chosen based on the merit of their portfolios. More information »

NPPA Northern Short Course

The Northern Short Course in Photojournalism was founded in 1981, by the Directors of Regions 1, 2 and 3 of the National Press Photographers Association., as a joint educational program of those three regions. In 1986, the NPPA Board of Directors resolved that the NSC program be chartered and amended to be included in the Constitution and By-Laws under division XI, Special (Educational) Programs and Projects, as section H. The NSC operates in conjunction with, but separate from the NPPA, and is governed by its own Northern Short Course board of directors. Learn from and network with industry leaders, as they share their work and discuss what makes them successful. Choose from a variety of workshops and lectures on topics such as business practices, multimedia, lighting, video storytelling and more.More information »

NPPA Multimedia Immersion Workshop

The NPPA Multimedia Immersion Workshop consists of intense, five-day, hands-on training for visual journalists looking to expand and grow their multimedia skillsets using the latest technology. The focus is on mixing photos, video and audio content and editing them into multimedia presentations. More information »

The Image, Deconstructed Workshop

The Image, Deconstructed Workshop moves beyond traditional photographic workshops with the goal of helping attendees have a better understanding of their voice and their purpose and how this fits into a rapidly changing environment. The faculty represents a wide cross-section of the industry, each of whom will bring their own vision and approach to creating opportunity. They are savvy, kind, accessible and willing to help you achieve a more refined ability to communicate – both verbally and visually. More information »