From October 5-8, Nikon will sponsor 100 of the worlds most promising young photojournalists who will gather in rural upstate New York for the 20th annual Eddie Adams workshop, also known as “Barnstorm”. The students will be mentored by professional photographers and photo editors (among them John White, Bill Epperidge, and Clay Patrick McBride, Carl Mydans, Joe Rosenthal, George Tames, Louie Liotta, and of course, Eddie Adams) during the four-day workshop, learning the skills needed to perfect the art of telling a compelling story with photography.
During the workshop, the student participants are divided into ten teams, and each team is paired with a photographer, an editor and a researcher. Each day consists of hands-on activities such as shooting and editing, as well as speeches and panel discussions. Over the four days, the students are exposed to many types of photography including photojournalism, fine art photography, studio portraiture, underwater work, long-term projects, and conflict photography.
The participants will have access to a modern digital photo and multimedia studio with all of the latest technologies to aid these young photographers in learning their craft. Students will also have the opportunity to use Nikon D3 and D300 digital SLR cameras and get technical advice from Nikon experts.
Nikon will award a $10,000 scholarship to the top student from the Barnstorm XX Workshop, selected by a panel of judge, based on the work that he or she presents during the workshop. The scholarship money must be used by the winning student to further their education in the photographic arts field, and will be applied towards their tuition and/or housing at the college of attendance.
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