The Business of Visual Journalism

Pencil this in your calendar … on Thursday, March 21, we will be hosting our second Business of Visual Journalism symposium here at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

We will have three talks in the afternoon, starting at 2, and all are open to the public.

First up will be Billy Howard, who just had a collection of his portraits of people with AIDS posted on CNN’s Photo Blog. He will be talking about the importance of personal projects and how to maintain a passion for photography while building your career. If you haven’t seen his Step Inside My Head package, you really need to.

At 3, Laurie Shock will talk about documentary photography and designing books. She recently completed two projects, one of which is already a favorite of mine – Arthur Grace’s America 101.

At 4, we will have a panel of UGA Visual Journalism alumni talking about how they got where they are now. On the panel will be Lindy Cordell (ABJ ’09), wedding and portrait photographer, Caroline Kilgore (ABJ ’07), photo director at Atlanta magazine, Jackie Reedy (ABJ ’10), communications consultant for Chik-fil-A, Ashley Strickland (ABJ ’10), assistant producer at CNN, Jon-Michael Sullivan (ABJ ’10), The Augusta Chronicle, and Autumn Vetter (ABJ ’09), recently at the Forsyth County News.

Come on out and spend an afternoon here in Athens, we’d love to see you.

Mark E. Johnson

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