Oct 72021
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CRAFTING YOUR CAREER: The Journey Of The Editor

Learn how to write successful grants, proposals, and pitches and what it takes to become a photo editor.

Speakers: Andrea Wise Danese Kenon Marvin Orellana Tracey Woods Sangsuk Sylvia Kang Lisa Larson-Walker

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. This session is geared toward folks who are interested in becoming a photo editor. We will learn about different editor career paths and the in’s and out’s of what it means to be a photo editor in this industry.

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 begin to change the narrative and have a seat at the table that can make that possible.

Speaker Bios

  • Andrea Wise

    Andrea Wise

    Andrea Wise is a Visuals Editor at ProPublica responsible for ideating and commissioning photography, illustration, and other forms of visual journalism. She was previously a Contract Photo Editor on the History & Culture desk at National Geographic and her other clients have included NewsweekBuzzFeed NewsThe Intercept, Open Society Foundations, among others. Her work has been recognized by The Telly Awards, The National Press Photographers Association, College Photographer of the Year, and The Student Academy Awards. Andrea earned her M.S. in Photography from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and her B.A. with Honors in Studio Arts from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and is an alum of the Eddie Adams, Kalish, and Mountain Workshops.

  • Danese Kenon

    Danese Kenon

    Danese Kenon is a dynamic visual educator with nearly two decades of photojournalism experience. After receiving her bachelor’s in English from Virginia State University, she attended The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., as a Visual Fellow.

    She started her career as a photographer at The Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, NY, then earned a master’s in photography from the SI Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. A Pulliam Fellowship took Kenon to The Indianapolis Star, where she was a photographer, multimedia journalist, and editor. She moved into management as Assistant Managing Editor/Visuals at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and later as the Deputy Director of Video/Multimedia at the Tampa Bay Times.

    Kenon is the Managing Editor of Visuals at The Philadelphia Inquirer. She teaches multimedia journalism in The Kalish and Multimedia Immersion video storytelling workshops and to NABJ student journalists. Follow her on Twitter @danesekenon.

  • Marvin Orellana

    Marvin Orellana

    Marvin Orellana is currently a freelance photo researcher for Apple. Previously, he worked as senior photo editor at The New Yorker, deputy photo editor at New York Magazine, and photo editor at The New York Times Magazine. He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology.

  • Tracey Woods

    Tracey Woods

    Tracey Woods is the Director of Photography for The Luupe and an award-winning photo editor, producer and consultant who has produced editorial and branded content for a variety of brands including; Essence, Ebony, InStyle Specials, Wiley Publishing and for advertising clients. She has conducted portfolio reviews, participated in panels and judged photography contests for Photoville, Leica Women’s Summit, Photolucida, World Press Photo, The New York Times Portfolio Review, Eddie Adams Workshop, Palm Springs Photo Festival, APA, ASMP and Society of Publication Designers.

    As an artist and photographer, Tracey draws inspiration from beauty in the unexpected. During summer 2020, her signature artwork adorned the windows of Macy’s flagship stores in New York, San Francisco and Chicago.

    Woods earned her Masters of Fine Arts degree in photography from Pratt Institute and her Bachelor of Arts from Rhode Island College.

  • Sangsuk Sylvia Kang

    Sangsuk Sylvia Kang

    Sangsuk Sylvia Kang is a photographer, journalist, and a Photo Editor at TIME magazine.

  • Lisa Larson-Walker

    Lisa Larson-Walker

    Lisa Larson-Walker is an artist and art director currently working at ProPublica. She was previously art director at Slate magazine and her freelance illustration work has appeared in outlets including ACLU magazine, The BafflerBarron’sForeign PolicyThe New Republic, and The New York Times. She is a graduate of The Cooper Union School of Art.


  • 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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