2006 Women In Photojournalism Conference Ready To Launch

Sep 5, 2006


Susan Meiselas, Magnum PhotosDURHAM, NC – Photojournalist Susan Meiselas of Magnum Photos has joined the line-up of speakers and presenters scheduled to appear at the upcoming NPPA Women In Photojournalism Conference in St. Louis, MO, from September 15 through 17 at the Radisson Hotel & Suites. “Living The Moment” is the conference theme.

Meiselas is a renowned documentary photographer best known for her coverage of an insurrection in Nicaragua along with documenting human rights issues in Latin America. She’s had one-woman exhibitions in Europe and the United States and her work is included in many American and international collections.

Adriana Lopez SanfeliuAlso on the program is this year’s NPPA/Nikon Documentary Sabbatical Grant winner, Adriana Lopez Sanfelieu, and from The Washington Post staff photojournalist Melina Mara and 2006 Pulitzer Prize-winner Barbara Davidson from The Dallas Morning News.

Regina McCombs from the Minneapolis Star Tribune will lead a workshop on “Video techniques for Still Photojournalists.” Other workshop topics include "Web Design," "Adobe's Dynamic Duo: Photoshop and Bridge," "The Road to Visual Leadership," "Controversial Photos," "The Magic of Photography," "Successful Business Practices," and "Covering Your Community."

Sponsors for the event include Avid, Canon, Nikon, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Carolyn Mungo of KRIV-TV in Houston will lead a television workshop called “Daily Doesn't Mean Dull,” and Karin Schwanbeck of Quinnipiac University will present “Narrative Journalism in an Age of Profit and Efficiency.” Other TV workshops include “Narrative Storytelling in a Drive by Medium,” “Effective Storytelling,” and “Making your Mark in your Newsroom.” And Laura Bluedorn of KMOV-TV will present “Putting Emotion in Every Story.”

Barbara Davidson, Dallas Morning NewsMotivational speaker Carol Daniel, author of the weekly column “Carol’s Journal” in the St. Louis American Newspaper and “Balancing Act,” which appears monthly in the Suburban Journals, will make a presentation at the conference. Print and television portfolio reviews will also be available throughout the conference.

The conference is being organized this year by local chairs Stephanie S. Cordle of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Beth Vollmer of KSDK-TV in St. Louis.

The Radisson Hotel & Suites offered a special conference rate of $109 a night for single or double rooms if booked before August 16, 2006. For more information and to register for the Women In Photojournalism Conference and hotel reservations, please see www.womeninphotojournalism.org.