Aug 21-27, 2011: This workshop, held at Maine Media Workshops, is designed for photographers with a strong interest in environmental issues and a desire to develop stories that reveal the human connection to nature and the planet’s natural resources. Students work directly with communications staff at either The Nature Conservancy, Maine Coast Heritage Trust or Coastal Mountains Land Trust to develop their story and photograph it during the week, amidst the spectacular setting of the Maine Midcoast region.
Students will create a body of work that sharpens their photographic skills within the context of an environmental story and learn about the all aspects of the process, from finding the right story and matching it with an organization to developing a relationship and pitching an idea to the organization.
Co-taught by environmental documentarian, Bridget Besaw, and The Nature Conservancy Magazine Picture Editor, Melissa Ryan.
Read more about the workshop’s here and to view more images from Bridget Besaw, visit Aurora Photos.
Aurora Select photographer Stefen Chow has been chosen as a featured photographer by Nikon Asia for their latest campaign, ‘Through Asia’s Eyes.’ Stefen’s particular campaign focuses on his industrial work through the years.
To view other work from Stefen, visit his portfolio at Aurora Select.
Aurora photographer, Tonee Harbert, will be holding an exhibit on his latest project about logging in Maine beginning this month. The project is sponsored by the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts and is being held at the Pace Galleries of Art, at Fryeburg Academy. Opening reception of Tonee’s exhibit will be held January 22 from 12-2.
Aurora Photographer Tom Bol’s photograph of Mt Moran in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming will be featured as a part of the Education Nation exhibit at Rockefeller Plaza September 26 – October 1.
Education Nation is an interactive summit that will feature leaders in U.S. education policy, including U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Harlem Children Zone’s CEO Geoffrey Canada, and President of MIT Susan Hockfield. There will also be a series of educational galleries which are open to the public.