Oct 22020
 archive : 2020

Back to Business: Pitching & Marketing

This session will focus on the art of pitching, website and portfolio editing, and marketing your work.

Presenters: Marvi Lacar Aundre Larrow Hannah Reyes Morales

Location: Online

Presented by:

  • Diversify Photo
  • Photoville

Supported by:

  • Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation

Photoville is proud to partner with Diversify Photo to host their first set of professional development workshops together.

These workshops are aimed towards experienced and emerging editorial photographers who would like to take on commercial assignments and want to learn the business skills to do so. This session will focus on the art of pitching, website and portfolio editing, and marketing your work. The workshops are especially geared towards BIPOC photographers, and are open to photographers anywhere in the world.

The workshop is proudly supported by Fujifilm with additional support by the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation.

Presenter Bios

  • Marvi Lacar

    Marvi Lacar

    Marvi is a photographer and filmmaker whose goal is to connect emotionally with her audience using creative visual language. Lacar completed her masters degree in Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and began her training as a fellow at the Poynter Institute and had internships at national newspapers. In 2003, Lacar moved to New York to start her career as a photojournalist and was soon represented by Reportage by Getty Images, where she covered domestic and international news and features stories for print publications like TIMENewsweekNew YorkSternParis Match, and The New York Times.

    Lacar, a Sony Artisan of Imagery, has received awards for her stills and motion work from Photo Levallois, Communication Arts, American Photography, Photo District News, Santa Fe Center Project Competition, Telly Awards, and National Geographic Wild to Inspire, among others. Lacar has also lent her Creative Consulting knowledge to clients like Facebook, The Antenna Group, and the United Way of New York Ctiy. She is the other half of Lowy+Lacar, an award-winning photographic and motion production company.

  • Aundre Larrow

    Aundre Larrow

    Aundre Larrow was born in Jamaica, grew up in Florida, and now resides in Brooklyn. As a photographer, he seeks to understand and communicate the core of what makes us human, and the fundamental value of each person.

  • Hannah Reyes Morales

    Hannah Reyes Morales is a Filipina photographer and a National Geographic Explorer whose work documents tenderness amid adversity. Her photography, both visceral and intimate, looks at how resilience is embodied in daily life. Based in Manila, Reyes Morales explores the universal themes of diaspora, survival, and the bonds that tie us together.


  • Diversify Photo

    Diversify Photo

    Diversify Photo is a community of BIPOC and non-western photographers, editors, and visual producers working to break with the predominantly colonial and patriarchal eye through which history and the mass media has seen and recorded the images of our time. Our international online database is used by editors at major media outlets seeking to diversify their rosters of visual storytellers. We also create networking, exhibiting, speaking, community-building, and resource-sharing opportunities for our members.

  • Photoville


    Photoville is a New York-based non-profit organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography and visual storytelling by producing a free annual festival, amplifying impactful narratives, and connecting artists to a wide global audience by activating accessible public spaces via large scale exhibitions.

    Proudly devoted to cultivating strategic partnerships and creative collaborations with community spirit, UPI approaches its mission of cultivating a wide, diverse audience for powerful photographic narratives by working closely with visual artists, city agencies, nonprofit organizations and educators worldwide to create new exhibition and public art opportunities that showcase thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography. For more information about Photoville visit,

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