Scenes from Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental will be the focus of the South Pacific photo workshop of award-winning American photojournalist and author, Eli Reed, to be held at the Foundation University in Dumaguete starting today, a press release from organizers said.
The workshop will be participated in by 14 photographers from the United States and the Philippines, who will do photo walks during the week-long activity, that aims to promote visual arts and present the reality to the locals through photography, the press release also said.
Reed is a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, who was in Negros Oriental earlier this year for an exploratory visit. He will talk about vision and style, photographic thought processes and execution, and developing the skills and instincts that improve photography.
Working with Reed is photojournalist Luis Sinco of the Los Angeles Times, who has more than 20 years of experience and was part of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams for The Times covering the 1994 Northridge earthquake and the 2004 California wildfires, the press release also said.
The FU will host a welcome dinner for the participants, including an Iraq war veteran, a sports photographer of the LA Dodgers, and an aerial coordinator for Cirque du Soleil, who will also be treated to cultural performances of the Buglasayaw Dance Troupe of the school, the press release added.*
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