This year’s workshop “heavies”

Alyssa Adams

Alyssa is the executive director of the Eddie Adams Workshop that she and her late husband, Eddie Adams, co-created in 1988. For 20 years Alyssa was the director of operations at the Bathhouse Studios, a photo rental studio in New York City and a photo editor at TV Guide Magazine. She was formerly the director of photography at Miramax Films and an award-winning graphic designer at Carbone Smolan Associates. Alyssa placed Eddie's photographic archives at the Dolph Briscoe Center at the University of Texas, co-produced three of Eddie's books and continues to cultivate his archive. 

Michelle V. Agins

Michelle is a photographer for The New York Times. Michelle grew up on the South Side of Chicago and at first struggled to get a start as a photojournalist because of her gender and race. She began her career as the official photographer for Chicago’s first black mayor, Harold Washington. She then went on to work at The Charlotte Observer and The New York Times. Michelle has won many awards for her work. She was on the team which won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for a compelling and memorable series exploring racial experiences and attitudes across contemporary America. As a staff photographer Michelle covers it all, from breaking news to sports. She resides in Brooklyn.

Walter Anderson

Walter retired as the chairman, CEO and publisher of Parade magazine in 2009. He joined the magazine in 1980 as the editor. A champion for literacy, Walter made his theatrical debut in 1992 at the Ford Theatre in Washington, D.C. with an original storytelling program to benefit the Literacy Volunteers of America. A high school dropout, Walter has served as national spokesman for the GED and a director of PBS. He has authored several books; the most recent, “Meant to Be” is based on his childhood and a family secret. Walter’s debut play “Almost Home” premiered off Broadway at the Acorn Theater. Herman, the pond behind the Barn at the Workshop, is named in his honor. 

Endia Beal

Endia is a North Carolina-based artist, educator, and activist who is internationally known for her photographic narratives and video testimonies that examine the personal, yet contemporary, stories of women of color working within the corporate space. Beal currently serves as the Director of Diggs Gallery and Assistant Professor of Art at Winston-Salem State University.  Beal is featured in several online editorials including The New York Times, NBC, BET, the Huffington Post, Slate Magazine, and National Geographic. She also appeared in Essence Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine South Africa, Newsweek Japan, and Photo District News. Her work was exhibited in several institutions such as the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC; the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Art + Culture based in Charlotte, NC; and the Aperture Foundation of New York. Beal currently serves on the Board for Reynolda House Museum of American Art, the Public Art Committee for Piedmont Triad International Airport, and the Public Art Committee for the City of Winston-Salem, NC.

Tamara Beckwith

Tamara grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, and ended up photographing news on the streets of New York. Over the years, Tamara learned the City and it's denizens, even in the forgotten boroughs, better than many born and bred New Yorkers and traveled nationally and internationally covering news. Tamara is currently on staff at the New York Post, where she photographs both news and feature stories. Tamara’s work has appeared in numerous publications including Time, Newsweek, People, New York Magazine and the book The Street Stops Here: A Year at a Catholic High School in Harlem. Tamara currently lives with her family in Glen Ridge, NJ and Youngsville, NY (10 minutes from the EA Farm).

Pancho Bernasconi

Pancho is the senior director of photography for Getty Images news, sports and multimedia. He manages a staff of award-winning photojournalists who capture defining moments around the globe, ensuring the highest editorial standards and journalistic integrity. He is also responsible for the production of high-quality editorial multimedia features for Getty Images. Before joining Getty Images in 2004, Pancho was the managing editor for news, sports and entertainment at Corbis. After serving as a sports photo editor for The New York Times, he became the national photo editor for the paper in 2001. He shares a Pulitzer Prize with his former colleagues for their coverage of September 11th. Prior to that, he was the sports and national photo editor for five years at The Chicago Tribune. Pancho began his career as a picture desk editor for Agence France-Press in Washington, D.C.

Phil Bicker

Phil is an award-winning creative director with over 20 years of experience across editorial, advertising, web, social media and education. Phil is a respected art director, photo editor, designer, producer and writer. His notable work falls in the areas of fashion, music, art, culture and news. He is recognized for nurturing, commissioning and working with both emerging and established photographers and creatives to produce groundbreaking work. Phil has produced work for Instagram, Magnum Photos, TIME, The Fader, BBH, Calvin Klein, Vogue Hommes, International Mode, Creative Camera, and The Face.

Hal Buell

Hal was the former special assistant to the president of the Associated Press. Before that, he served as general manager of news photos for the Associated Press where he was head of all picture operations. Hal began his career with the AP in Chicago in 1956 where he served in various positions including Asia photo editor, special projects editor and director of photography. He has covered presidential conventions, the Olympic Games, the Korean revolution, the funerals of Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King, Jr., among other top stories. Hal penned, “Uncommon Valor, Common Virtue,” which recounts the bloodiest battle the U.S. Marines faced on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima. The book is a tribute to soldiers and photojournalists, including Joe Rosenthal.

Mary F. Calvert

Mary is committed to using photography to affect meaningful social change and is known for producing work on under-reported and neglected gender based, human rights issues. For the past four years Mary has been focusing on the under-reported relegation and abuse of women and men in the U.S. Armed Forces. Her work “Sexual Assault in America’s Military” was awarded first prize of Long Term Projects in the 2016 World Press Photo contest, the Cliff Edom New America Award from the National Press Photographers Association, and was featured at the Visa pour L’Image International Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan, France. Mary was the recipient of the Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant for her project “Missing in Action: Homeless Women Veterans.” The next chapter of the project, “Prisoners of War: Male-on-male Sexual Assault in America’s Military” received a Getty Grant and was awarded a W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Fellowship. Mary is a 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in Photography and the 2013 Canon Female Photojournalist of the Year. She has won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award twice and is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist in Feature Photography.

Carolyn Cole

Carolyn has covered national and international news for The Los Angeles Times for many years. Her work on the civil crisis in Liberia won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. Cole is a two-time winner of the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club of America and has also earned four World Press Photography awards. Previously based in New York, Carolyn recently moved back to California where she is focusing more on environmental issues.

Jimmy Colton

Jimmy is currently editor at large at ZUMA Press and director of FOTOfusion. Jimmy began his career in 1972 as the color picture editor for the Associated Press. He later joined Newsweek and became their director of photography before becoming the photography editor for Sports Illustrated. He is a mentor for J Camp, sponsored by the Asian American Journalists Association. Jimmy was the recipient of the 2010 Focus Award for lifetime achievement by the Griffin Museum of Photography and acknowledged as one of the 100 most important people in photography by American Photo.

Al Drago

Al is a photojournalist based in Washington, DC where he primarily covers politics and national news. His work has been published by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, TIME, Le Magazine du Monde, CNN, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, The BBC, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, among others. Al has been recognized by the White House News Photographers Association, the National Press Photographers Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the North Carolina Press Photographers Association, and the Hearst Journalism Awards. He was named one of the top-10 Snapchat accounts to follow on Election Night 2016. Outside of work, Al can be found riding his bike, dancing to NPR Tiny Desk Concerts, or eating Chinese food.

Eve Edelheit

Eve is an award-winning independent freelance photographer based in Tampa, Florida. She works with clients like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, NPR, Bloomberg, ESPN, National Geographic, Time, AARP, Vice, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Intercept. Her work has been recognized by several organizations including the James Beard Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Nieman Foundation, PDN and the National Press Photographers Association. Eve also serves on the National Press Photographers Association's board of directors. Before becoming an independent photographer, she was  a staff photographer at the Tampa Bay Times for six years.

Mirjam Evers

Mirjam is the executive producer of the Eddie Adams Workshop. She is a Dutch freelance photographer specializing in environmental portraits, travel, documentary and adventure photography. During her career, she has traveled to more than 90 countries capturing the diversity of people and cultures in the most exotic places in the world. Her photographs have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, AARP, AFAR, Departures, Town and Country, Golf Magazine, Outdoor Photographer, PDN, American Photo, Popular Photography, Digital Photo, MSN Travel and Outdoor Photographer.  She is one of the founders of Photo Quest Adventures, an international travel company specializing in photography workshops and unique cultural experiences.

Deanne Fitzmaurice

Deanne is a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial and commercial photographer based in San Francisco. Deanne is most known for her unique ability to go behind the scenes to discover and convey personal, intimate and emotional stories through images. Deanne is an assignment photographer with publications including Sports Illustrated, ESPN, National Geographic, among others. She has also partnered with foundations and nonprofits. Deanne’s commercial clients include Apple, Nike, Google and Facebook. Deanne’s work has won numerous and accolades from organizations such as American Photography Awards, Communication Arts, Pictures of the Year International, National Press Photographers Association, and the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. Her work is exhibited widely and is part of the permanent collection at the Newseum. When not on assignment, Deanne often lectures and teaches workshops. She is proud to be a Nikon Ambassador and the co-founder of Think Tank Photo with her husband, photographer Kurt Rogers.

Preston Gannaway

Preston is a Pulitzer Prize-winning documentary photographer and artist based in San Francisco, California. For 15 years, she has focused on intimate stories about American families and marginalized communities while addressing themes such as gender identity, class and our relationship to the natural world. Preston is best known for her long-term projects like “Remember Me,” which chronicled a family coping with a parent’s terminal illness and was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. Her work has also been honored by Pictures of the Year International, the National Press Photographers Association’s  Best of Photojournalism, Critical Mass, American Photography and Communication Arts. Editorial clients include The New York Times Magazine, California Sunday Magazine, Mother Jones, ESPN, ProPublica, The Washington Post and CNN, among others. Her first book, “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” about the changing character of a seaside neighborhood along the Chesapeake Bay, was released in 2014.

Anthony Geathers

Anthony was born in Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, New York on April 15, 1990. Geathers discovered photography in the seventh grade, so he took it a step further and studied photography in high school at the High School of Graphic Communication Arts from 2005 to 2008. He took a detour for a while after high school and enlisted in the Marine Corps from 2008 to 2012, doing two combat deployments in Afghanistan as a machine gunner. He left the Corps in August 2012. He still had that passion for photography, so he attended the School of Visual Arts from 2012-2016 and graduated with a BFA in Photography and Video. He photographs sports, athletes, as well as portraiture work. 

MaryAnne Golon

MaryAnne is assistant managing editor and director of photography for The Washington Post. She is a key member of the senior management team and oversees all aspects of photography for the website, mobile, tablet and print. MaryAnne was previously TIME magazine’s director of photography and co-managed the photography department for more than 15 years. She led the photo team that produced the Hurricane Katrina special edition and the special blackbordered edition for September 11th, 2001 that both won coveted National Magazine Awards for single-issue topics. MaryAnne has received numerous individual and team picture-editing awards from Pictures of the Year International and National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photography competition.

David Griffin

David is a graphic designer specializing in photographic-based projects and publications. He is founder and creative director of D Griffin Studio, in Arlington, Va. Previously, he was visuals editor of The Washington Post and held a number of positions at National Geographic including: executive editor of E-Publishing, director of photography of the magazine, design director of books and deputy layout editor of NGM. David has worked in design and photography departments of U.S. News & World Report, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Hartford Courant, The Everett (Wa.) Herald and The Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune. He is a graduate of Ohio University and an alum of Stanford’s Professional Publishing Program. David is the art director of the Eddie Adams Workshop.


Carol started her career at the Miami Herald, and then in 1988 joined the staff of The Washington Post. She is the only journalist to win four Pulitzer Prizes for her work in Kosovo, Haiti and Colombia. In 1990 she became the first woman to receive the Newspaper Photographer of the Year Award from NPPA—and then went on to win it two more times. She won the same honor from the White House News Photographers Association an astounding eight times. In 2018 she was awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal for her efforts documenting the effect of ISIS conflict on the civilians of Mosul, Iraq. Carol has always been a believer in long-form, documentary photojournalism. "it's really hard to do in this world of quick-hit journalism," she says, "but I think it makes a difference, and I'll never change how I feel about that. If you don't spend time with people you're not going to get the genuine moments in visual storytelling that you need to be as accurate as possible. People deserve us to spend time and do it right." Carol is currently a contract photographer with Zuma Press. Along with her work for the The Post and The Herald, she has been published by National Geographic, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN and many others. She has given countless presentations and taught photojournalism at numerous workshops.

Haley Hamblin

Haley is the photo editor for By The Way, The Washington Post's new travel destination. Before joining the Post, she worked for Blink as a Senior Producer. 

Ed Kashi

Ed is an acclaimed photojournalist who uses photography, filmmaking and social media to explore geopolitical and social issues that define our times. He is also a dedicated educator and mentor to photographers around the world and lectures frequently on visual storytelling, human rights and the world of media. He has covered topics as diverse as the impact of oil in Nigeria, the protestant community in Northern Ireland, the lives of Jewish settlers in the West Bank, the impact of an aging society through his groundbreaking project, Aging in America, climate change, the plight of Syrian refugees, and the global epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease among agricultural workers. A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work. A member of VII Photo Agency since 2010, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition.His early adoption of hybrid visual storytelling has produced a number of influential short films and in 2015 he was named Multimedia Photographer of the Year. Kashi’s embrace of new approaches to visual storytelling has led to creative social media and printed projects for a range of clients including National Geographic, Open Society Foundations, The New Yorker, MSNBC, GEO Germany, Fortune, Human Rights Watch, International Medical Corps, MediaStorm,, New York Times Magazine, Oxfam, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and TIME magazine. From implementing a unique approach to photography and filmmaking in his 2006 Iraqi Kurdistan Flipbook, to real-time Instagram coverage of Hurricane Sandy for TIME Magazine in 2012, Kashi continues to create powerful imagery and engage with the world in new ways.A leading voice in the photojournalism world, Kashi frequently lectures on a wide range of topics for arts institutions, universities, schools and professional organizations. His work has been published and exhibited worldwide, receiving numerous awards and honors. Through his editorial assignments and personal projects Kashi has published nine books, including Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta, THREE, and Photojournalisms. In 2002, Kashi in partnership with his wife, writer + filmmaker Julie Winokur, founded Talking Eyes Media.  The non-profit company has produced numerous award-winning short films, exhibits, books, and multimedia pieces that explore significant social issues. They are currently engaged in a 5-year storytelling project called Newest Americans with Rutgers University in Newark focused on immigration for which they recently received a two year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Kashi is also on the Board of Directors of the Catchlight Foundation.

Tom Kennedy

Tom is the executive director of American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). Tom has 40 years of experience in print and online journalism and an international reputation as a visual communicator. His career background includes posts as deputy graphics editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, director of photography at National Geographic and managing editor of multimedia at Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive. In addition to his extensive teaching experience, Tom has created, directed and edited projects that have earned Pulitzer Prizes, Emmys, Edward R. Murrow Awards and a Peabody.

Hugh Kretschmer

Hugh began photography at age 13 when his father showed him how to develop his first pictures in the family darkroom. He has never looked back. Hugh studied photography at Art Center College of Design where he graduated with honors in 1984. Since then, he has been creating conceptual photo-illustrations for a large number of editorial and advertising clients around the world. Some of his most notable clients include Vanity Fair, Sunday New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Fortune, GQ, Old Spice, Toyota, Honda, Huggies, Penn & Teller and Purina. His work has garnered numerous industry awards in Communication Arts, American Photography, Graphis Publications, The International Photography Awards, and The Society of Publication Designers. His work is represented by Fathom Gallery in Los Angeles, Galerie Sakura in Paris, and soon HEPTA Gallery in Seoul. Hugh lives in Los Angeles.

Elizabeth Cheng Krist

Elizabeth was a long-time senior photo editor with National Geographic magazine. She curated the Women of Vision exhibition and book, as well as an auction for Christie’s. Elizabeth has judged grants and competitions for Critical Mass, PDN, Aftermath, the State Department, SDN, Visura, Light Work, and the RFK Journalism Awards. With her colleagues she has won awards from Pictures of the Year International, Overseas Press Club, and Communication Arts. She has reviewed portfolios for The New York Times, PhotoPlus, LOOK3, and Palm Springs. Elizabeth has taught for Santa Fe Workshops, Syracuse University, CUNY, and Kalish. She has served on the board of the Eddie Adams Workshop, and spoke at GeekFestDC.

Jacqueline Larma

Jacqueline is a senior photo editor for special projects at the Associated Press.In 1987, two years after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, she followed a personal interest in the Middle East and moved to Jerusalem. After freelancing for SIPA, Black Star and working as a photo assistant for AFP, she became an Associated Press staff photographer in Jerusalem in 1991. Jacqueline transferred to AP’s London bureau in 1994 and worked extensively in Europe before returning to Jerusalem in 1997. In 2000, she was promoted to chief photographer and photo editor for Israel and the Palestinian territories. Jacqueline returned to the U.S. in 2003, where she has been a staff photographer and regional photo editor based in Philadelphia. She was awarded the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography as part of the four-person AP team for coverage of the aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide. 

Erika Larsen

Erika is a photographer and multidisciplinary storyteller known for her essays, which document cultures that maintain close ties with nature. Her work has been included in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, National Geographic Society, Fotografiska Museum and Ajtte Sámi Museum. Larsen is a recipient of several grants and fellowships including a Fulbright Fellowship, New Jersey State Arts Council Fellowship, Women in Photography Individual Project Grant, Lois Roth Endowment and a World Press Award. Her first monograph, “Sami-Walking With Reindeer,” was released in 2013. Larsen is currently a Fellow and Explorer with the National Geographic Society.

Olivier Laurent

Olivier is a foreign photo editor at The Washington Post, working with the organization’s network of 27 reporters based in 19 foreign locations to offer a comprehensive international report. He also partners with the Post's social team on photo-driven initiatives and contributes to InSight, the Post’s photography section. He joined the Post from TIME, where he was the editor of LightBox, the magazine’s photography website. Previously, he was the Associate Editor for British Journal of Photography, the world’s longest running photography magazine established in 1854. He has sat on the juries of the Visa pour l'Image Web Documentary Award, the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Prize, the FotoEvidence First Photobook Award, the Getty Images Grants for Editorial, the Visa d’Or News and Features and World Press Photo's Joop Swart Masterclass.

Sarah Leen

Sarah is the former director of photography for National Geographic Partners. For nearly 20 years she worked as a freelance photographer for the National Geographic magazine until 2004 when she joined the staff as a Senior Photo Editor. As a photographer, Leen published sixteen stories and produced five covers for the National Geographic magazine. In 2013, she became the first female director of photography for National Geographic. She led the photo and video staff for National Geographic Visual Media, including National Geographic magazine and Traveler magazine, the NatGeo photography studio and Photo Engineering department. In 1979, Leen received the College Photographer of the Year award while a student at the University of Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia, Missouri. The award was an internship at the NatGeo Magazine, where she produced her first published story, “Return to Uganda.” Leen has also won numerous awards for both her photography and photo editing from the Pictures of the Year competition and the World Press Photo Awards. She has juried numerous contests and portfolio reviews including Pictures of the Year International, Lens Culture, Critical Mass, Photo Lucida, The FotoEvidence Book Award, the Carmignac Award, The W. Eugene Smith Grants and the Getty Images Editorial Grants New York Times Portfolio Reviews and the World Press Joop Swart Masterclass. Leen has taught photography and photo editing workshops at the Missouri Photo Workshops, the International Center for Photography in New York, the Maine Photographic Workshops, the Santa Fe Workshops and the Palm Beach Centre for Photography. 

Brent Lewis

Brent is a staff picture editor on the Business Desk at The New York Times, where he assigns coverage of technology, the economy and industry as well as enterprise stories for The Upshot. Prior to The Times, Brent worked as a photo editor at The Washington Post and ESPN’s The Undefeated and as a photographer at The Denver Post, the Illinois Rockford Register Star and the Ohio Chillicothe Gazette. He is also a founder of Diversify Photo, a groundbreaking resource for photo editors to discover photographers of color.

Kristen Luce

Kirsten is a photojournalist in New York City. Publications include: National Geographic, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Time, Harper's, Newsweek, GEO France, Der Spiegel, People and The Washington Post. She is also an adjunct assistant professor of photojournalism at Columbia University and an instructor at the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop.

Santiago Lyon

Santiago is the first director of editorial content at Adobe. In this newly created role, Santiago leads Adobe Stock’s editorial content strategy and collection, working with world-class photojournalists, documentary photographers, editorial providers and media. Previously he was vice president and director of photography at the Associated Press. He has 30 years of experience in news agency photography and has won multiple photojournalism awards for his own coverage of conflicts around the globe. Santiago joined the AP in 1991 in Cairo, after having previously worked for the Spanish news agency EFE, United Press International and Reuters. He served as the AP’s photo editor for Spain and Portugal from 1995 until 2003, when he was named the director of photography. In the same year, he accepted a Nieman Fellowship in journalism at Harvard University. In 2012 Santiago was a Sulzberger fellow at Columbia University in New York, investigating ways to enhance the value of APs photography to new customer bases.

Cheryl Diaz Meyer

Cheryl is a Pulitzer Prize-winning independent photojournalist based in Washington, D.C. She specializes in conflict and post-conflict coverage with a focus on displaced people, and gender and human rights. Cheryl won the 2004 Pulitzer for Breaking News Photography with David Leeson for their images depicting the war in Iraq. This past year, Cheryl was the recipient of the Yunghi Kim, the Pulitzer and the White House News Photographers grants for a project on the last living World War II Comfort Women of the Philippines and the generational effects of sexual trauma. Her work, published worldwide, has received accolades from Best of Photojournalism, Photographer of the Year, Visa Pour L’Image and the Overseas Press Club.

John Moore

John is a senior staff photographer and special correspondent for Getty Images based in New York City. He has worked for more than 25 years, first for the Associated Press and then with Getty Images since 2005. He has photographed in 65 countries on six continents covering the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and the American foreclosure crisis. Since 2010 he has concentrated on immigration between Latin America and the U.S. His first book “Undocumented” will be released in early 2018. Moore has won top awards throughout his career, including the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography with his colleagues at the AP, World Press Photo honors, the John Faber Award and the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club, Photographer of the Year from Pictures of the Year International, National Press Photographers Association and Sony World Photography Organization.

Graham Morrison

Graham is the global managing editor for Bloomberg Visual Media. Prior to that, he was the head of Visual Media for Bloomberg in the Americas, a supervising editor at the Associated Press and a freelance photographer. As a photographer, he covered a wide range of international news stories including: the 2003 invasion of Iraq, conflict in Israel, polio in India, mental health in Kashmir, and HIV/AIDS in Thailand.

Stacy L. Pearsall

Nikon Ambassador Stacy L. Pearsall, has documented stories in over 41 countries while serving as an aerial combat photojournalist in the Air Force. Though combat disabled, and retired from military service, Pearsall has not let her disabilities hold her back. With her service animal, America’s VetDogs Charlie, by her side, she continues to work worldwide as an independent photographer, and is an author, educator, military consultant, BRAVO748 public speaker and founder of the Veterans Portrait Project. Her work has been exhibited at the Woodruff Arts Center, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and is presently exhibited at the Pentagon, the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, the Women in Military Service for America at Arlington National Cemetery among other sites nationwide. She has been recognized by President Barack Obama as a White House Champion of Change and is a Jefferson Award recipient. She is presently in production on a PBS series, “After Action,” which is scheduled to air in 2020.

Corinne Perkins

In her current role as North America editor, Reuters Pictures, Corinne oversees a team of staff and freelance photographers covering breaking news and in-depth stories across the United States and Canada. Originally from the Australian mining town of Mount Isa, Corinne began her career with Reuters as a freelance editorial assistant at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She was hired in 2005 as an Editor-in-charge on the Singapore global pictures desk, before joining the team in Toronto in 2007 as Online Visuals Editor, where she developed the Photographer’s Blog into a renowned forum to discuss pictures and tell photographers’ stories from around the world.

Meghan Petersen

Meghan recently joined The Wall Street Journal as a photo editor on national news, after six years at The New York Times, primarily on international news. She has a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and is an EAW XX alumni. Before working as a photo editor, she was an editorial photographer in New York City focusing on portraiture, and spent a few years in Sydney working as a producer and art buyer at several advertising agencies.

Josh Raab

Josh is the director of Instagram at National Geographic. Previously, Josh worked at TIME as a photo and multimedia editor. He has also been an adjunct professor at the International Center of Photography. Josh started out as a photographer, covering the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings and Hurricane Sandy, then transitioned into editing by starting Jay Peg’s Photo Pub., an online and print publication for emerging photographers. He still shoots whenever he has a free moment, but spends a lot of his time biking and skiing.

Tim Rasmussen

Tim is the chief content officer at Connecticut Public Broadcasting in Hartford, CT. where he oversees all content produced and distributed by Connecticut Public, including Connecticut Public radio, three television channels, and digital and online platforms. Before joining CT Public, he was the director of photography at ESPN where he is responsible for photography at ESPN The Magazine and all digital platforms. In 2017 the Magazine was awarded General Excellence and Best Sports cover by American Society of Magazine Editors. He joined ESPN in 2015 after nearly 10 years as assistant managing editor for photography at The Denver Post, where the paper became known for its exceptional photography. Under his leadership, the photography staff was awarded three Pulitzers, two for Feature Photography and one for Breaking News Reporting. He established videojournalism at the Post where the staff was awarded 6 National Edward R. Murrow Awards including Overall Excellence and a finalist for a National Emmy in Current News Coverage. In 1988, he was accepted to the first Eddie Adams Workshop, where he received one of ten awards but, more memorably, he got to dance with legendary National Geographic photographer Jodi Cobb. In 1997, he made Eddie Adams' shit list - the only real accomplishment listed in this bio. Tim was fired from his first job as a photographer for refusing to allow a picture to be cropped. Fifteen years later, he realized he was a photo editor. On their first date, Koren, his wife of 22 years, had a newspaper clipping of one of Tim's recently published photo essays saved on her coffee table. Right then, he knew he had found true love - which eventually led to two boys.

Jesse Reiter

Jesse has worked at Golf Magazine’s photo department for 13 years. He started by filing and organizing the magazine’s film archives as an intern and bit by bit took on a larger role until he was hired full-time as the assistant photo editor. His job kept expanding and soon enough, was made the photo editor running the department. Once Golf and Sports Illustrated joined forces, Jesse’s role expanded to other sports outside of the golf world. He takes pride in the fact that he gets to collaborate with some of the most talented action photographers working today on a daily basis. Before all of this, he studied graphic design at the City College of New York. When he’s not working he shoots pictures, enjoys Filipino food, and goes rock climbing with his wife and two daughters. Jesse lives in New York City.

Eugene Richards

Gene is a photographer, writer and filmmaker who has authored 17 books. His first publication, Few Comforts or Surprises (1973), which speaks of the lives of sharecroppers in the Arkansas Delta, was followed by Dorchester Days (1978), a portrait of the inner-city neighborhood where he was raised. Subsequent books include Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue (1994), a study of the impact of hardcore drugs on inner city communities; The Blue Room (2008), a study in color of abandoned houses across rural America; and War Is Personal (2010), a documentation of the consequences of the Iraq war. Recent books include Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down (2014), which contrasts life in the Arkansas Delta decades ago and today; and The Run-On of Time (2017), a retrospective of his photographic work. Gene has filmed and directed a half dozen short films. His most recent, Thy Kingdom Come (2018), which premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival last year, will be available on iTunes and Amazon streaming services at the end of the year. Among numerous honors, Richards has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Award, the Kraszna-Krausz Book Award for Photographic Innovation, and the Robert F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award for coverage of the disadvantaged. 

Josh Ritche

Josh started his career working on staff for papers such as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, The Reston Times, and The Pantagraph in Bloomington, Illinois. After several long conversations with a close friend, Josh decided he wanted a change from cold northern winters and newspaper assignments, so he took his talents to South Beach to begin a new phase of his career as a freelance photojournalist. Now, after ten years of building his freelance business, Josh works with clients like Apple, Fidelity Investments, Mass Mutual, Tupperware, Nike, Getty Images, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN The Magazine, among others. He currently lives in Fort Lauderdale with his wife, daughter, and their two cats. 

Howard Schatz

Howard is an internationally known, critically acclaimed, award-winning photographer. His work has been published in 21 books and is shown in galleries and museum exhibitions worldwide as well as in innumerable private collections. His images have been featured in over 100 illustrious publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, TIME, Sports Illustrated, ESPN Magazine, Vogue, GQ, and The New Yorker. Howard has worked with such prominent clients as Ralph Lauren, Escada, Sergio Tacchini, Nike, Reebok, Wolford, Sony, Adidas, AT&T, and Mercedes-Benz. He has won nearly every award in his field. This is his 16th year as a contributor to the Eddie Adams Workshop.

Andrew P. Scott

Andrew is director of video and photo news gathering at USA Today and director of operations for Unmanned Aerial Systems at USA Today Network, shaping video and photo coverage across all of USA Today’s platforms and Gannett properties nationwide. He has been at USA Today since 2007. He is one of the founders of the USA Today Network drone program, using the latest aerial tools to tell stories with 60 FAA licensed pilots at 23 markets nationwide. Previously, he spent 10 years as a photographer and photo editor at The Dallas Morning News and was a photo editor on the team that won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for coverage of Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans.

Matthew Jordan Smith

Matthew is an American photographer best known for his portraits of celebrities and actors. Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Jennifer Connelly, Martha Stewart, and Samuel L. Jackson are just a few of the stars that he has worked with over the last three decades. He has shot numerous magazine covers, advertising campaigns, and editorial assignments around the world and his client list includes Olay, Pantene, Revlon, Sony Entertainment, HBO, Showtime and more. His love of photography stretches far beyond his commissioned work and has inspired several personal projects including three published books. “Sepia Dreams,” published by St. Martins Press, is a collection of striking photographs and wise words from fifty celebrities who speak candidly with Smith about the motivations and qualities they believe made and kept them successful. His second book, “Lost and Found,” was sponsored by the Microsoft Corporation and endorsed by The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. It features moving portraits of families dealing with the loss of abducted, missing and exploited children. His third book, “Future American President: 50 States, 100 Families, Infinite Dreams,” features portraits of children from one hundred families and from every state in the union. Smith’s third book was created to inspire children to dream big knowing they have infinite possibilities. He is the recipient of several awards and honors, including the Microsoft Icon of Imaging Award, The George Eastman Power of Image Award and the Vision Award. Matthew has appeared multiple times on the hit TV show “America’s Next Top Model,” and has been interviewed for In Style, Essence, Photo District News, Rangefinder, Zoom and Professional Photographer. In 2014, he was commissioned to photograph 75 movie directors, actors and artists in China and had a month long exhibit at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China. A native of New York City, Matthew has taught at the prestigious School of Visual Arts, the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops in New Mexico, and gave seminars in Italy and Japan. He is a Nikon Ambassador and an active volunteer in the photographic community. Matthew is currently based in Japan working on a personal project but works between New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo.

George Steinmetz

Best known f­or his exploration photography, George Steinmetz has a restless curiosity for the unknown: remote deserts, obscure cultures, the mysteries of science and technology. A regular contributor to National Geographic and GE­O Magazines, he has explored subjects ranging from the remotest str­etches of Arabia’s Empty Quarter to the­ unknown tree people of Irian Jaya. Since 1986, George has completed more than 40 major photo essays for National Geographic and 25 stories for GEO magazine in Germany. His expeditions to the Sahara and Gobi deserts have been featured in separate National Geographic Explorer programs. In 2006 he was awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation to document the work of scientists in the Dry Valleys and volcanos of Antarctica. George has won numerous awards for photography during his 25-year career, including two first prizes in science and technology from World Press Photo. He has also won awards and citations from Pictures of the Year, Overseas Press Club and Life Magazine’s Alfred Eisenstaedt Awards, and was named National Geographic’s Adventurer of the year in 2008. Born in Beverly Hills in 1957, George graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Geophysics. He began his career in photography after hitchhiking through Africa for 28 months. His current passion is photographing the world’s deserts while piloting a motorized paraglider. This experimental aircraft enables him to capture unique images of the world, inaccessible by traditional aircraft and most other modes of transportation. George lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, with his wife, Wall Street Journal editor Lisa Bannon, their daughter, Nell, and twin sons John and Nicholas.

Eric Thayer

Eric is a freelance photojournalist whose clients include The New York Times, Getty, The Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated and Reuters, 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 Washington, D.C.

Annie Tritt

Annie is a photographer based in New York. One of the few transgender photographers working on subjects within the community, Annie seeks to create spaces where viewers have the potential to experience transformation. Formerly a public school teacher and a stay at home parent, Annie began their ( Annie identifies as nonbinary) photography career as a photojournalist in 2006. They have gone on to photograph stories in North America, South East Asia, The Middle East, Central Africa, and Europe. Annie’s long-term project ‘Transcending Self’ brings visibility to the complex issues facing transgender and nonbinary youth. Nearly half of transgender youth will attempt suicide before their 20th birthday. Using photography as a narrative medium, the project challenges existing notions on identity, gender, and selfhood. The project, which has been circulated widely, was a winner of the Women Photograph 2019 grant, a finalist for the Catchlight Fellowship in 2019. Annie’s clients include The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Billboard, Fortune, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, The London Guardian, Huck, London Telegraph, Fader, M Le Magazine du Monde, Der Spiegel, Stern, and Mother Jones. Written articles include VOX, HUCK and TRIX. Annie has received awards from American Photo and Communication Arts and was featured on Facebook Community Voices as someone making a difference with their art.  They were named by Artsy as one of 20 artists to follow who are making a difference. In 2017, Milk Studio included Annie as one of five photographers documenting the resistance. Annie was also a semi-finalist in 2018 for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award.

Carolyn Van Houten

Carolyn is a staff photojournalist at The Washington Post based in Washington, DC. After growing up on a farm in rural North Carolina, she studied journalism at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Since then, she has interned at The Chicago Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Herald, and National Geographic. Prior to joining The Post, she was a staff photojournalist at the San Antonio Express-News covering south and west Texas. Her work has been recognized by the Overseas Press Club’s Robert Capa Gold Medal, RFK Human Rights Award, Pictures of the Year International's Newspaper Photographer of the Year, College Photographer of the Year, PDN's 30, Magnum’s 30 under 30, among others.

Julianne Varacchi

Julianne is a senior photo editor with ESPN and The Undefeated, where she works on longform visual storytelling, photo narratives and features. She has also managed photo coverage for live events and produced shoots for ESPN The Magazine. Julianne lives in Connecticut but grew up (mostly buried in snow) near Syracuse, NY. 

Julie Winokur

Julie, the executive director of Talking Eyes Media, has been a storyteller for over two decades, first as a magazine writer and then as a documentary filmmaker. She launched Talking Eyes in 2002 as a way to focus on creating visual media that catalyzes positive social change. Her work has appeared on PBS, the Documentary Channel, MediaStorm, National Geographic Magazine and Discovery online, as well as in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and Beyond broadcast and publication, Winokur works extensively with nonprofit organizations to develop their messages and put Talking Eyes' films to work at the grassroots level. She is on the faculty of Rutgers University-Newark and has taught at the International Center of Photography in New York.

Chuck Zoeller

Chuck joined The Associated Press in 1987 as a photo editor and has since served as supervisor of the New York headquarters photo desk and director of the AP Photo Library. In his current role as manager of special projects, he curates exhibitions, displays, multimedia presentations and book projects that showcase AP’s photography. He is co-editor of several books, including “Vietnam: The Real War,” AP’s history of conflict in Vietnam. Before joining AP, Chuck was a newspaper photographer in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester and studied photojournalism at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School.