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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 an interdisciplinary photo editor, art director, and entrepreneur leveraging photography, illustration, animation, collage, audio, and video to build a more equitable and empathetic world by empowering the visual journalists and artists who connect us all through storytelling. She does that as a visuals editor at ProPublica, a nonprofit digital-first investigative newsroom, and as co-founder of Diversify Photo, a community based organization advocating for underrepresented visual creators worldwide. As a photo editor, she has also worked for National Geographic, Newsweek, The Intercept, among others.

  • 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 at The Luupe and a freelance creative consultant and producer. Prior to this, she was the photo director at Essence Communications. Tracey has produced editorial and commercial content for a variety of well-known brands, participated in panels, and sat on juries for some of the top photography organizations around the globe. As an artist and photographer, Tracey’s signature artwork adorned the windows of Macy’s flagship stores in New York, San Francisco and Chicago during summer 2020. Woods holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from Pratt Institute and earned her Bachelor of Arts in graphic design 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 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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