Northern Short Course




The 34th Annual Northern Short Course (NSC) will be held March 12 – 14, 2015, in Fairfax, VA.  This three-day event is packed with more than two dozen workshops on a variety of topics relevant to professionals and students in the field of visual journalism.  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, and more.  Sign up for one-on-one portfolio reviews from top photo editors and photographers.  Meet manufacturers and suppliers of photographic equipment, presenting the latest technology available.  You won't find a more diverse conference - there's something for everyone!  Register now!

Save the date for the NSC Contest Awards and NPPA Annual Awards reception, Saturday March 14, 2014 at the Hyatt Fairfax, Fairfax, VA following the conclusion of the 2015 NSC.

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 Student registartion is limited to full-time students.  Valid ID is required at the NSC registration desk to receive your badge.


1) As is our custom for many years, the Northern Short Course offers a number of scholarships (in the form of tuition waivers) for NPPA members who are out of work or in genuine financial need. Apply in writing to the Registration Chair explaining your circumstances.

2) At the 2002 NSC, the NSC Board voted to offer registration fee waivers to full time professionals in honor of the ultimate sacrifice of two veteran photojournalists who died covering the World Trade Center attacks on September 11th. Glen Pettit was a New York City Police Officer assigned to the Video Production unit. Pettit was also a freelance videographer who worked for News 12 on Long Island and the New York Times. Bill Biggart was a still photographer and member of IMPACT VISUALS. He had survived covering the Middle East, beginning with the Intifada in 1987, and many trips to Israel. His final World Trade Center work appeared in a five page spread in Newsweek. Both still and TV journalists are eligible for these awards. To apply, send a letter of interest to the Registration Chair Natalie Nigito at Indicate a still or TV specialty and include a copy of your credentials

Event Registration Cancellation by Participant - Unless specifically stated on registration materials, the deadline to receive a refund for your registration is 5 business days before the event. Registration cancellations received prior to the deadline may be eligible to receive a refund less a $35 service fee. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend an event. Cancellations will be accepted via phone or e-mail to the national office ( or 919-383-7246 x0), and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. All refund requests must be made by the attendee or credit card holder.Refund requests must include the name of the attendee and/or transaction number. Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.


Ami Vitale's journey as a photographer and filmmaker has taken her to 85 countries where she has witnessed civil unrest and violence, but also surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit. Her photographs have been commissioned by nearly every important international publication including National Geographic, Newsweek,
Time, New Yorker, Geo, Le Figaro, Paris Match and Smithsonian. These images have been exhibited around the world in museums, galleries and are part of numerous private collections. She has garnered prestigious awards including multiple prizes from World Press Photos, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting, named Magazine Photographer of the Year by both the National Press Photographer's Association, the International Photographer of the Year prize. Recently, she has been the subject of the ten part tv series for National Geographic Channel and another documentary series “Over the Islands of Africa”. She has been a featured speaker in more than 20 countries from Asia to Europe and Latin America. Now based in Montana, Vitale is a contract photographer with National Geographic magazine and is writing a book about the stories behind her images.

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John H. White was born March 18, 1945, in Lexington, North Carolina, the son of Rev. Reid Ross White Sr., an African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church minister, and his wife, Mrs. Ruby Mae Leverett White. He bought his first camera at age 13 for 50 cents and 10 Bazooka bubble gum wrappers. John received his first photo assignment from his father. He recalls, “Our church burned down in Kannapolis, N.C., and my father asked me to take pictures of the ruins and the whole reconstruction. Maybe that’s why I do picture stories now; because I started that way.”

John received an Associate of Applied Science degree in Commercial Art and Advertising Design from Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1966. One week after graduation, he began active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps and quickly rose to the rank of Sergeant, serving as a photographer. As a Marine photographer, he received numerous awards and honors and his work was featured regularly in military publications.

After military service, John White worked in the photo lab at Tom Walters Photography Studio in Charlotte, N.C.  John began his newspaper career at the Chicago Daily News as a photographer in 1969, moving to the Chicago Sun-Times when the Chicago Daily News ceased publication in 1978. In 2009, he celebrates his 40th year as a Chicago photojournalist. He says his greatest joy is being the “eyes” for the people of Chicago on a daily basis and sharing “what I see and what I feel” through the lens of my camera.

John White has received more than 300 awards from international, national and local organizations throughout his career, including:
• Pulitzer Prize for feature photography, 1982.
• Three first-place National Headliner Awards – spot news (1998), features (1990) and sports (1974). White’s photo of a gas leak that erupted into a 15-story fireball and scorched a Chicago senior living center was one of the most memorable news photos of 1998.
• The National Press Photographers Association’s Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award (NPPA’s highest honor) for commitment and leadership, in 1989.
• Chicago Press Photographers Association’s Photographer of the Year award a record five times.
• First photographer inducted in the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame, 1993.
• The Chicago Medal of Merit, the city’s highest honor, award by Mayor Richard J. Daley and the Chicago City Council in 1999.
• Inducted into Chicago State University Hall of Fame, 2002.
• Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award, Chicago Headliners Club, 2003.
• The Nikon Award for years of service and friendship to photojournalism, 2006.
• The Chicago Journalists Association Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007.
• Associated Press Spot News Award, 2008.
• The Southern Short Course in News Photography Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009.
• Peter Lisagor Award for Best News Photo, 2009.

A Southern California native, Liz O. Baylen graduated from Ohio University before joining the Los Angeles Times in 2007. Since arriving, she has immersed herself in multimedia storytelling. Most of Baylen’s projects are home grown, covering important issues affecting the community in which she lives. With purposeful imagery and an empathetic eye, she makes the most difficult subjects visual. She’s a three-time Pulitzer finalist, most recently in 2013 for her photography documenting the shattered lives of people entangled in prescription drug abuse. She was also the creative director and producer of “Beyond 7 Billion,” a Los Angeles Times series honored with a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in 2013 for New Media. In 2011 she was a part of the team that was honored with a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for its coverage of the aftermath of Haiti's earthquake.  In 2012, Pictures of the Year International named Baylen the Multimedia Photographer of the Year. She has also been recognized for her efforts by other prestigious organizations, such as World Press Photo, the National Press Photographer’s Association and White House News Photographers Association for her still and video work. Previously, she worked for The Washington Times.

John Tlumacki is a staff photographer for the Boston Globe, where he has worked since 1981. He was named the Boston Press Photographer of the Year for 2011. He was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for The Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. He was second place NPPA – Newspaper Photographer of the Year in the Picture of the Year Competition in 1987. Tlumacki is a general assignment photographer, and lives with his wife Debee, in Pembroke, Massachusetts. She is also a news photographer.
Tlumacki has covered the Boston Marathon over twenty times. It was his fifth year in a row shooting in the pool position at ground level at the finish line in 2013. Tlumacki was standing at the finish line when the first explosion happened about 60 feet away from him. One of his first series of photos of victims being helped on the sidewalk of Boylston Street were that of Sydney Corcoran, 18, and her mother Celeste, who were seriously injured in the first explosion. Celeste lost both of her legs. Sydney’s life was saved by bystanders who stopped the bleeding from her severed femoral artery. Tlumacki met with Sydney and Celeste at their rehab hospital in Boston and documented their recovery for the Globe.

MaryAnne Golon is an assistant managing editor and the director of photography at the Washington Post.  As a member of the senior newspaper management team, she supervises all aspects of photography for the daily and its digital forms: on the web, mobile and tablet.  Golon received an IFA Lucie award as Picture Editor of the Year in 2013. Golon was previously Time magazine's director of photography and co-managed the international newsweekly’s photography department for more than 15 years. Golon led the photo team that produced the Hurricane Katrina and the September 11, 2001 special Time editions that each won coveted ASME National Magazine Awards. MaryAnne Golon received a B.S. in Journalism and Communications from the University of Florida and is a distinguished alumna. She completed a fellowship in Public Policy and Media Studies at Duke University.

(Photo courtesy Marvin Joseph-The Washington Post)

Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Eugene Richards earned a degree in English and journalism before studying photography with Minor White. In 1968, after protesting the war in Vietnam, he joined VISTA and was assigned to eastern Arkansas, where he helped found a social service organization and a community newspaper that reported on black political action and the Ku Klux Klan. Richards’s first publication was Few Comforts or Surprises: The Arkansas Delta (1973), followed by Dorchester Days (1978), a portrait of the inner-city neighborhood where he was raised.
Eugene Richards’s subsequent books include Exploding Into Life (1986), which chronicles his first wife’s struggle with breast cancer; Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue (1994), a study of the impact of hardcore drugs on American cities, The Fat Baby (2004), a collection of fifteen textual and photographic essays, The Blue Room (2008), his study in color of abandoned houses in rural America, and A Procession of Them (2008), which confronts the plight of the institutionalized mentally disabled. His most recent book, War Is Personal (2010), is a documentation in words and pictures of the consequences of the Iraq war.
Among numerous honors, Richards has won a Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts grants, the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Award, the National Geographic Magazine Grant for Photography, the Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography, the Amnesty International Media Award, and the Robert F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award for coverage of the disadvantaged.
Photo courtesy of Jocelyn Bain Hogg


Bermuda born-Canadian Carlo Allegri has passionately pursued excellence in photography for over 20 years. His attention to detail and imagination has allowed him to capture inspired and award winning images.
As a former newspaper and wire photographer he developed what he calls the "Guerilla Portrait", a lit portrait shot "chop-chop", that is stylish and innovative. When celebrities don’t have much time to dedicate to still photography, this approach allows him to maximize a window of opportunity.
Mr. Allegri has covered numerous editorial and commercial assignments across Canada, USA, Europe, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, the Middle East, Asia and the Playboy Mansion.
His images have graced the covers of Newsweek, People, MacLean’s, In Touch, US, Variety, DS, The New York Times and USA Today, and his work has been recognized by the Society of News Design, Eastern Canadian News Photographer Assoc. and others.
Mr. Allegri is currently living in New York and working as a contract photographer for AP and Reuters.

Joshua Lott is a photojournalist based in Detroit, Michigan. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times, Reuters, Getty Images, Bloomberg and Agence France Presse. His work has appeared in Time, Newsweek and People. He has a passion for documenting politics that dates back a decade, when he started covering news assignments in his hometown of Chicago. Leading up to the 2008 presidential election, he spent nine months in Iowa and later covered the campaigns in South Carolina, Florida and Wisconsin. Lott recently moved from Phoenix where he covered Arizona's immigration crack-down, the Mexican border, wildfires and the Tucson shooting.

Eric Thayer is an American-born freelance photojournalist whose recent clients include Reuters, The New York Times, Getty, Time and Sports Illustrated, among others. He has extensively covered two U.S. Presidential campaigns and an ongoing project about the U.S./Mexico border, along with national breaking news events. He is currently based in New York.

In 1992, Scott Jensen started his television career as a studio camera operator at KTUU, his hometown television station in Anchorage, Alaska. After graduating in 1996, he became a full-fledged news photographer back at KTUU where he learned to apply the stringent rules that govern motion picture photography and editing. In 1999, he moved to Minneapolis to join the photojournalism juggernaut at KARE. There he learned the artistic foundations of storytelling from some of the legends in local television news. Then in 2005, after a brief stint back in Portland at Northwest Cable News, Scott again moved to Alaska in order to help guide the photojournalism staff at KTUU as the Director of Photography.

 Four successful years in Anchorage led to an opportunity with KING in Seattle, Washington. In 2009, the station’s news director asked Scott to move there to help re-establish KING’s grand tradition of photojournalism. He couldn’t help himself, but it only lasted a year. Mostly for personal reasons, Scott decided to yet again move back to The Last Frontier. This time he accepted a post at the University of Alaska, Anchorage as the 2011 Atwood Chair of Journalism. While there he taught courses in video production, documentary film and new media. In May 2011 Scott went to work as the Chief Photographer and Managing Editor for KTVA.  But Seattle called again and a year later Scott became the Chief Photojournalist back at KING.

 Scott Jensen is a five-time National Press Photographers Association Regional Photographer of the Year and a five-time finalist for the NPPA Ernie Crisp Television Photographer of the Year. His work has been recognized with a few national awards including the Sigma Delta Chi in 2008. He has more than two-dozen regional Emmys and Murrows. And six times he was part of a photo staff that became the NPPA Station of the Year. Scott’s two greatest accomplishments came in 2003 and 2008 when the NPPA honored him with the Ernie Crisp award, the industry’s highest recognition for a working photojournalist.


Louie Palu is an award winning documentary photographer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, festivals and exhibitions internationally. He has been awarded a National Magazine Award, Photojournalist of the Year, Hasselblad Master Award, Alexia Foundation Documentary Photography Grant, Aftermath Grant and is a Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow with the New America Foundation.

 Louie's work has been featured in The New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, The Atlantic, BBC and Sunday Times Magazine. His work is in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston and George Eastman House. Louie is best known for his long-term studies of social and political issues, which includes extensive studies of the conflict in Kandahar, Afghanistan and the drug war in Mexico.


“If you learn to shoot with your heart, you’ll move peoples souls.” A good friend said that to Eric in 1993 and it’s something he thinks about everyday as a photo & video journalist for the Detroit Free Press.

A 1993 graduate of the University of Missouri, Eric worked at The State Newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina until 1999 when he joined the paper he grew up reading and wanted to work at, the Detroit Free Press.  Over the years Eric has covered stories ranging from various presidential campaigns, two  intifadas in Israel/Palestine, five months covering the war in Iraq to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and several Super Bowls, World Series and NBA Finals.
In May of 2008 in addition to doing photojournalism, Eric started doing video features and projects for the Free Press website He loves trying to bring a cinematic style and feel to his pieces. While an admitted “gear head” – using GoPro’s & quadcopters on certain pieces – he’s always mindful that the one thing that matters more than anything else is the story, the story, the story!

Eric has been recognized for his video storytelling with the 2011 MPPA Multimedia Photographer of the Year, a national Webby Award, POYi & BOP awards & 7 Michigan Emmys.

Eric has taught at several workshops around the country & really loves to mentor & teach others who are interested in this great profession.

Seals is married & has two kids ages 14 & 9. He can always be reached at with any questions about photo and video storytelling.


Meghan Dhaliwal is a photojournalist and multimedia producer who, after graduating from Boston University in May 2012, began working at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting as their multimedia projects coordinator. In this role, Meghan works with journalists to develop and disseminate visual bodies of work on underreported issues from around the world. She also works to find new platforms for these bodies of work-- curating exhibitions, creating e-books and expanding in to classrooms--in an effort to get the reporting to wider audiences. Meghan has also worked with the Pulitzer Center on her own reporting project covering the cholera epidemic in Haiti. 


Marcus Yam is a curious and contemplative photographer who was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Culturally and socially uninhibited, Marcus is guided and inspired by a Robert Frost poem, "The Road Not Taken." In 2006, he left a career in Aerospace Engineering to pursue a photographic life.

Marcus is currently a staff photographer for The Seattle Times. From 2010 to 2013, Marcus was based in New York and worked as a regular contributor to The New York Times. His most notable work includes his contributions to The Times's three-part multimedia series, "Punched Out: The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer," and to "A Year At War," a Times series that included his feature short film, "The Home Front," which have earned him numerous accolades, including an Emmy Award, a World Press Photo multimedia grand prize, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, a Pictures of the Year International Multimedia Award and a DART Award for Trauma Coverage.

The themes of his work revolve around the social issues and the dichotomies that shape the American experience: provincialism, marginalization, poverty, capitalism, immigration, citizenship and faith.

Marcus is also a proud alumni of Ohio University's prestigious School of Visual Communication's graduate program. He has also previously worked for The Washington Post, The Associated Press, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Buffalo News, The Roanoke Times and The Concord Monitor.

Alicia Calzada is an attorney in San Antonio, Texas for Haynes and Boone, LLP. She has experience in general litigation with an emphasis on matters involving defamation, First Amendment, copyright, and social media.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Alicia was a photojournalist for more than 20 years. Her work has been published in a variety of national magazines and newspapers, in addition to several books.
Alicia speaks regularly on legal issues affecting photojournalists and is involved in various legislative efforts on behalf of journalists, photographers and media companies. She is a past president of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) (2005-2006), serves as an attorney for NPPA and is the founder and chair of that group's advocacy committee. In 2013, the NPPA Board of Directors introduced the Alicia Calzada First Amendment Award recognizing individuals that have supported advocacy work in First Amendment freedoms.

For over two decades, John has covered the world of politics, traveled internationally, and negotiated contracts and licensing along the way. John grew up in the Bay Area before moving to Washington DC in the mid-80's. A 2007 recipient of the United Nations' Leadership Award in the field of photography, Harrington's work has appeared in Time, Newsweek and Rolling Stone, and his commercial clients have included Coca-Cola, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Lockheed Martin, and the National Geographic Society.
John has produced three commissioned books for the Smithsonian and the second edition of his book Best Business Practices for Photographers, remains a best-seller. In the Fall of 2010, a retrospective of the first 20 years in the profession - Photographs from the Edge of Reality, revisited highlights of his career, and on May of 2014 the companion book MORE Best Business Practices for Photographers expands and advances the same messages and concepts from the first book. John has lectured across the United States to events for the American Society of Media Photographers, Advertising Photographers of America, Professional Photographers of America, and the National Press Photographers Association. John concluded serving his second term as the President of the White House News Photographers Association in May of 2011.

Andrew Burton is a staff photojournalist with Getty Images based in New York. His work has been published in TIME, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Newsweek, USA Today, CNN, MSNBC, Dateline and The Oregonian, amongst others. He has a degree in journalism with a focus in photography from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.Prior to becoming a photographer Burton worked as a freelance photographer and also interned at Getty Images, The Oregonian, Bloomberg News and The (Syracuse) Post-Standard. He was also an assistant to Vincent Laforet during the 2008 Beijing Olympics and completed a fellowship with the Carnegie and Knight Foundation. His work has been honored with awards from Photographer of the Year International (POYi), China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP), the Hearst Foundation, Society of Professional Journalists, College Photographer of the Year and the Oregon Newspaper Publisher’s Association. He was a student at Eddie Adams XXII and has also been selected for private workshops at VII Photo Agency, and the 7th UNESCO Youth Conference. He has received private first aid training for combat and wilderness wounds through Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues (RISC) and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. Beyond his education and work experience, he has lived in New York City, Sydney, London and Portland, OR. He minored in international politics and economics.


James is a DC-based freelancer who has spent the last three years feeding the wires, sometimes for real money, from the war in Syria to the White House. His clients include Reuters, Agence France-Presse, and McClatchy, while his interests include safety-conscious coverage of violence and news organizations' responsibility for independent contributors. James studied Politics at Catholic University, Political Journalism at Georgetown, Photojournalism at The Corcoran, and will perhaps one day earn a degree. He lives in his native Washington where guys can be cat ladies, too.

Noah Rosenberg is the founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of Narratively, a platform devoted to untold human stories, which was named one of TIME’s “50 Best Websites of 2013.” Previously, Rosenberg was a full-time freelancer for The New York Times in print, photography, and video, and he has also worked for CBS News’ documentary production unit; reported on-camera for Channel One News; served as The Wall Street Journal’s video correspondent and a writer/photographer from the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa; worked as a product manager at Univision Interactive Media; and was Digital Director for The Queens Courier newspaper group, where he pioneered the company’s use of video and multimedia and was founding editor-in-chief of Long Island City Courier Magazine. Rosenberg’s work has also been featured by GQ, Salon and New York magazine, among other outlets, and he was a 2012 fellow at the City University of New York’s Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism.

Sonia Narang is a multimedia producer at PRI's The World, a co-production of the BBC World Service and WGBH in Boston. The World is an international news program that airs on more than 300 public radio stations across the United States and Canada. She reports and produces character-driven videos, radio stories, and audio slideshows for the show and its companion website,

Prior to joining The World, Sonia reported and filmed video stories across Japan, India, and the U.S. for the New York Times, GlobalPost, PBS NewsHour, Frontline/World,, and NBC News. As a one-woman band VJ and radio reporter, she's covered the aftermath of the Japan tsunami, the controversy over U.S. military bases in Okinawa, and solar power in rural India, among other issues.

Sonia won awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists and South Asian Journalists Association for her PBS Frontline/World multimedia series on the health and environmental effects of uranium mining in India.

Sonia has a master’s degree in journalism and documentary film from the University of California at Berkeley. A native Californian, she first ventured east for college (majored in English at Amherst College), and then got her start in journalism as a print reporter in Colorado more than a decade ago.

 Sonia’s multimedia stories are online at She also posts her work from around the world on Instagram and Twitter @sonianarang.


Stella Kramer is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo editor and creative strategist based in New York City who works with photographers of all genres and levels to help them shape their portfolios and websites, plan strong marketing campaigns, and see their own work in a new light.

Stella has worked on many of the major news events in recent history and while at The New York Times, Stella was part of the team that won both the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography and the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

She has worked for such major publications as The New York Times, People magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek and Brill’s Content.

Stella has curated photography shows for the Museum of the City of New York, South Street Seaport Museum, the Griffin Museum of Photography and Fraction magazine online. She also lectures, reviews portfolios all over the country and teaches at SVA in New York and in Caracas, Venezuela.

Her blog, Stellazine, is about all things photography and features both commentary and interviews with photographers of all genres who discuss the creative process.

April 28, 2010 was Darren Durlach’s day. Seriously. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued a proclamation and decreed it so, after he won NPPA National Photographer of the Year a second year in a row. He won it the next year, too, then left broadcast to begin his career in online video for one of the nation’s most prestigious newspapers, The Boston Globe. He was nominated for a Webby award, won four national Edward R. Murrow awards and gained invaluable insight into the world of viral video. Whether online or broadcast, he’s found that the essence of great storytelling is that people are compelled by how they relate to other people. He is a nerdy dad that fully expects to embarrass his children every chance he gets when they become teens (luckily, they’re a few years away). He can’t wait to shoot the shingles with you.

Barbara Davidson has been a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times since 2007 where she is also the curator of reFramed gallery. Previously, she worked at the Dallas Morning News, the Washington Times and the Record in Ontario, Canada.
Davidson won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for her work on innocent victims trapped in the crossfire of Los Angeles’ deadly gang violence. Her photography from this project was also awarded a National  Emmy in multi-media story telling for the Los Angeles Times.
Her photographs were part of a staff entry by the Dallas Morning News that won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for breaking-news photography for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. The same year, the Pictures of the Year International competition named Davidson the newspaper photographer of the year.
Davidson has documented humanitarian crises brought on by war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Southern Sudan, Congo, Israel and Gaza. She has photographed famine in the Horn of Africa, the tsunami in Sri Lanka, Hurricane Katrina in the U.S. and the Sichuan earthquake in China. In addition, news assignments have taken her to Yemen, Nigeria and Rwanda and elsewhere around the globe.
Davidson holds Irish and Canadian citizenships, was born and raised in Montreal, Canada, and graduated from Concordia University with a bachelor of fine arts degree in photography and film studies.

Greg Moyer is an award-winning television and digital media executive with deep international experience and a track record of innovation in channel design, brand positioning, programming, marketing and global distribution. A creative and inspirational leader, Moyer has held senior positions for the Discovery Communications (Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet), AMC Networks, and Scripps Networks Interactive (Food Network, HGTV, and Travel Channel). Moyer led Discovery in collecting five George Foster Peabody Awards for programming excellence.
Last year, Moyer founded Blue Chalk Media, a Brooklyn-based digital media company with roots in photojournalism, documentary film, cable television, and digital communications. Recognizing that this is a complicated time in the evolution of the visual media industries, Blue Chalk embraces this moment of disruption and encourages blue sky thinking about the technologies and strategies needed to convey picture-led storytelling in a digital world.

Jamie Rose is a senior partner in Momenta Group LLC. She has worked as an international photojournalist on five continents, won awards and grants for her documentary photography and has been a contract photographer with some of the world’s largest nonprofit organizations.
In 2011, Jamie was awarded the United Nations’ IPC’s Photographers Leadership Award. She has also won numerous awards and grants for her documentary and nonprofit work including grants from The Alexia Foundation, and the prestigious White House News Photographers’ Association Project Grant for her portfolio of nonprofit work from Africa. Jamie received her Master’s Degree in photojournalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and her bachelor’s degree from American University. She completed her Master’s thesis photographing volunteer health care workers in the West Bank and Israel. This project established her passion for working with nonprofits and covering humanitarian issues, while earning her a place in the prestigious agency team at Aurora Photos.
Her work has been published in National Geographic Books, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, O Magazine, Rolling Stone, Better Homes and Gardens, Newsweek, TIME Magazine and others. Her nonprofit clients include The Global Fund, Doctors Without Borders, The Calvert Foundation and Physicians for Human Rights among many other local and domestic organizations. Her photo editing skills were rewarded when she was asked to be the lead photo editor National Geographic’s “American Heroes” book.
Jamie is considered an expert in nonprofit photography business development. She has been interviewed by Photo District News (PDN), News Photographer Magazine and numerous online publications about the importance of nonprofit documentary photography. She has been asked to speak at Georgetown University and Columbia University’s Journalism schools about her work with international nonprofits.
Jamie lives outside of Washington, DC up the side of a mountain and right next to wine country with her husband and their awesome pound puppy Cody.

Stanley Forman is a photojournalist who over four years won a Pulitzer Prize three times while working at the Boston Herald American.

Forman studied photography at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston. After graduation he was a cameraman for the Senate campaign of Edward Brooke. He later joined the Boston Herald as a technician in the photo lab and advanced to staff photographer.

Forman was the first photographer to win back-to-back Pulitzer Prizes.  In 1976 he won for his photo sequence showing a woman and child falling from an outside balcony during a fire. In 1977 he was co-winner of the

Pulitzer for an image showing a lawyer being attacked by a flagpole-wielding demonstrator.

Forman won another Pulitzer in 1979 as part of the Boston Herald American’s photo staff coverage of the blizzard of 1978. He has worked as a cameraman at Boston Station WCVB-TV since 1983.

J. Kyle Keener is the founder of KeenerVision Studios LLC, the Philadelphia based photo studio and art gallery.  He has spent 30 years bringing the style of magazine photography to some of the nations leading newspapers.  At the Detroit Free Press he was the chief photographer for 13 years.  During a decade at The Philadelphia Inquirer he traveled extensively covering global news in Africa and the destruction of the Amazon Rain Forest, for which he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.  He is a 1983 graduate of Central Michigan University with a degree in journalism.  He is a six-time winner of the National Press Photographers Association Regional Photographer of the Year.  The international Society of News Design has honored him consistently  including a Gold Award for Portfolio. Keener has judged prestigious contests, including Pictures of the Year,  and lectured to photographers from around the globe. He is a master of studio and location lighting.

Chris Post is an award winning photojournalist from Allentown, Pennsylvania. A former firefighter and emergency medical technician of nearly 20 years, Chris transitioned to the field of journalism in 2009 picking up the camera he always loved since learning photography in the 1980’s. Chris has melded his former occupation into his new career and specializes in covering breaking news, working in remote locations and disaster sites. Chris formerly worked with the United States Antarctic Program as the Captain of Fire Rescue at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Having a deep understanding of the dynamics of emergency services has given Chris and edge when covering media rich events where police, fire and ambulance personnel might be hesitant of press interaction. Chris is also a subject matter expert teaching courses in disaster management, emergency medical care and media relations for several state and federal government agencies. Chris works as a contract freelancer for several daily newspapers in eastern Pennsylvania, television outlets in the Philadelphia market and the Associated Press.

Joe Carroll is a graduate of the Lyndon State School of Broadcasting, but his love for images began years before that, partly from his father, a still photographer and partly from the photographs he began making with his own camera at age 12. At Lyndon State, Joe polished his video skills and after graduation began working as an editor at the ABC affiliate in Burlington, VT. Joe joined the video staff at WCAX in 1985.

His early influences were the numerous photographers whose work he edited and the young reporters and their many story ideas. Joe does it all now; shooting, editing, writing, producing and appearing on-air. The series he’s most proud of is ‘Foreigners On The Farm’, which told the story of migrant workers in Vermont agriculture. Joe produced the series and also shot it, resulting in a Columbia University Dupont Award

Peter Huoppi is the Director of Multimedia at The Day in New London, Ct., where his responsibilities range from daily videojournalism to directing live webcasts of sporting events and concerts. His video work has been recognized in the Boston/New England Emmy Awards and the NPPA Best of Photojournalism contest. Before making the jump to primarily video, he was a staff photographer at The Burlington (Vt.) Free Press.

Hotel and Travel information for the 2014 NSC

The Crowne Plaza Warwick will host the 2014 Northern Short Course in Photojournalism March 13-15. 2014.

801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI 02886 United States
Tel 1-401-732-6000

A group room rate of $110 + tax has been secured for the NSC room block.  Online reservations are available here, use the code NPP.  Reservation deadline is February, 25, 2014.

The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle from T.F. Green Airport (PVD)

Parking at the hotel is complimentary

Thank you for your interest, all volunteer positions have been filled for 2014

Registration Questions Natalie Nigito

Multimedia Sessions Will Yurman

General Questions Michelle McLoughlin

Video Storytelling Questions Sean Filburn

For information about exhibiting at the NSC  Jay Capers