Sep 302021
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CRAFTING YOUR CAREER: Pitching From the Photographers and Editors Perspectives

Want to learn how to become a successful photographer or editor? Join our workshops and learn all about Crafting Your Career.

Speakers: Gabriela Bhaskar Kaya Lee Berne Andrew Hinderaker Alex M Sanchez

Location: Online

Presented by:

  • Diversify Photo
  • Photoville

Supported by:

  • Leica Camera
  • PhotoWings

Photoville Festival 2021 Sessions On-demand recordings are made possible thanks to our partner, PhotoWings

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

These workshops are aimed towards experienced and emerging photographers and editors who would like to learn about the various journeys to success that leaders in our industry have taken. In this session we will focus on how to pitch successfully from both an editor and a photographer’s perspective.

The workshops are especially geared towards BIPOC photographers, and are open to photographers anywhere in the world. We are here to support BIPOC and non-Western photographers to have successful careers.

Speaker Bios

  • Gabriela Bhaskar

    Gabriela Bhaskar

    Gabriela Bhaskar is a freelance photojournalist and educator based in New York City. She is currently a Photography Fellow at The New York Times. She reports on social justice, policy and women’s issues in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. Her work has been published in The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalReutersBloomberg, and more. Gabriela holds a masters degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is a member of Women Photograph and Diversify Photo.

  • Kaya Lee Berne

    Kaya Lee Berne

    Kaya Lee Berne is a photo editor at National Geographic magazine where she specializes in natural history and wildlife photography.

    Prior to this role, she was a visual researcher and data reporter for the maps and graphics department at National Geographic where she collaborated with data providers, expert story sources, and the creative team to produce engaging cartographic and graphic content for the print magazine and digital platform. Her work has received both a gold Malofiej award and a silver SND award.

    Kaya spent four years working with both National Geographic photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols and Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey, managing their archives and production of books, exhibits, presentations and international workshops. This led her to freelance as a photo editor for both Burn Magazine and the The New York Times magazine.

    In 2016, she became a leading producer for the final year of LOOK3, Festival of the Photograph, which she misses deeply.

    Kaya earned a degree in Neuroscience from the University of Virginia and currently resides on Cape Cod with her whippet, Mintaka.

  • Andrew Hinderaker

    Andrew Hinderaker

    Andrew Hinderaker is a metro photo editor at The New York Times. He studied photography at Pratt Institute and worked as a photojournalist in New York before joining the Times.

  • Alex M Sanchez

    Alex M Sanchez

    Alex M Sanchez (Alex Mousan) is a documentary photographer and filmmaker born and raised in Miami, Florida. Growing up with a diverse background (Nicaraguan, Panamanian and Middle Eastern heritage) gave her the skills to engage with people from all around the globe which makes her work unique and intimate. She speaks Spanish, French and is currently learning Arabic. She focuses most of her work on travel, nonprofit work and global humanitarian issues.

    She received her B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida. Her work has been published in the Miami Herald, USA Today, Tampa Bay Times, St Augustine Record, and The Gainesville Sun.

    She has worked internationally as a freelance photojournalist and as a photography instructor in parts of Asia, the Caribbean, Central and North America. Most of her archival images are from the Middle East, Asia and Central America.

    Alex is a Program Manager for Diversify Photo, and a member of Authority Collective, The Video Consortium and Brown Girls Doc Mafia collectives. She is currently based in Durham, North Carolina, USA but available for assignments worldwide.

    She attends University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for her Masters in Visual Communications at the Hussman School of Journalism as a Roy H. Park Fellow.


  • 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 media have recorded the images of our time.

  • Photoville


    Founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, Photoville was built on the principles of addressing cultural equity and inclusion, which we are always striving for, by ensuring that the artists we exhibit are diverse in gender, class, and race.

    In pursuit of its mission, Photoville produces an annual, city-wide open air photography festival in New York City, a wide range of free educational community initiatives, and a nationwide program of public art exhibitions.

    By activating public spaces, amplifying visual storytellers, and creating unique and highly innovative exhibition and programming environments, we join the cause of nurturing a new lens of representation.

    Through creative partnerships with festivals, city agencies, and other nonprofit organizations, Photoville offers visual storytellers, educators, and students financial support, mentorship, and promotional & production resources, on a range of exhibition opportunities.

    For more information about Photoville visit,

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