The Mountain Workshops are considered to be one of the best out there, well worth getting on your radar screen. From their press release:
Final plans for The Mountain Workshops 2011 are coming together! It will be held in Somerset, Kentucky Oct. 18 – 22. We will begin accepting applications on-line on July 1. The prices for the workshops are:
• Photojournalism or Picture Editing Workshop – $625 prior to Sept. 15, $675 after Sept. 15
• Multimedia Workshop – $775 prior to Sept. 15, $825 after Sept. 15
We are very pleased to announce some of coaches scheduled for MWS ’11:
Photo coaches –
• Greg Kahn – recent Pulitzer Prize finalist, visual journalist with the Naples (FL) Daily News and the 2010 Best of Photography small markets Photojournalist of the Year. Greg’s Pulitzer recognition was for his work in Faces of the Downturn, a series on the effects of the economic recession published by the Daily News in May 2010.
• Bill Luster – photojournalist based in Louisville, Kentucky. Bill works at The Courier-Journal. He is the 2010 winner of the Sprague Award, the highest honor in photojournalism given by the National Press Photographers Association. In 1976 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography along with other members of the photography staff for work on court ordered busing in Jefferson County Schools. In 1989 he shared in another Pulitzer Prize , this time for Local Reporting, for the coverage of the nation’s worst drunken driving accident.
Multimedia coaches –
• Eric Maierson – Since joining MediaStorm in June of 2006, Eric Maierson has produced more than two dozen projects, including work for National Geographic, Council on Foreign Relations, and the Open Society Institute. He is the recipient of two Emmy Awards in addition to numerous other accolades. Additionally, he has nearly a decade of experience writing and producing for television.
• Chad Stevens – Chad was an award-winning documentary producer/editor at Mediastorm before joining the University Of North Carolina as an assistant professor in 2009. He has received two Emmy nominations and a Webby Award. He is currently directing and producing The Coal War, a film about one Appalachian mountain destined to be destroyed by the coal industry and the efforts to save it.
More announcements will be forthcoming in the near future.