James Whitlow Delano
James Whitlow Delano has lived in Asia for 20 years. His work has been awarded internationally: the Alfred Eisenstadt Award (from Columbia University and Life Magazine), Leica’s Oskar Barnack, Picture of the Year International, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, PDN and others for work from China, Japan, Afghanistan and Burma (Myanmar), etc.. His first monograph book, Empire: Impressions from China and work from Japan Mangaland and Selling Spring: Sex Workers Story have shown at several Leica Galleries in Europe. Empire was the first ever one-person show of photography at La Triennale di Milano Museum of Art. The Mercy Project / Inochi his charity photo book for hospice received the PX3 Gold Award and the Award of Excellence from Communication Arts. His work has appeared in magazines and photo festivals on five continents from Visa Pour L’Image, Rencontres D’Arles; to Noorderlicht. His new book, Black Tsunami: Japan 2011 (FotoEvidence), documenting the Japan tsunami and nuclear crisis, will be released this autumn. Delano is a grantee for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
About James’ Workshop
The challenge for every reportage photographer should be to find your own path and develop your own unique way of visual storytelling; in short, to stand apart. In this workshop, James Whitlow Delano will offer personalized instruction on how to create a project and bring it to fruition. Participants will propose a story idea, go out and shoot it daily, receive daily critiques and editing advice individually, and through class discussions.
To work on a global level, photographers need to develop new survival and technical skills; and understand current trends in international journalism. I will discuss global trends in the industry, share personal projects and back-stories behind the making of a photo essay and the challenge of full immersion in diverse cultures. I will also touch on the different process when producing a successful multimedia project. The emphasis will be to offer participants strategies for creating photo essays that stand apart from the masses of images bombarding viewers every day. Your documentary style can be instantly recognizable.