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Disruptive Creativity Talk (ENCORE RECORDING)

Haruka Sakaguchi

Haruka Sakaguchi

Discover how to use photography as a form of self-care and embrace the challenges encountered as opportunities

Presenters: Eva Woolridge Jennifer McClure Haruka Sakaguchi Leslie Fair

Location: Online

Presented by:

  • Leica Camera

Discover how to use photography as a form of self-care and embrace the challenges encountered as opportunities with advice and insight from esteemed visual storytellers: Eva Woolridge, Jennifer McClure, Haruka Sakaguchi. Moderated by Leslie Fair.

The link to access the program will be sent 1-2 days prior to the start of the program via e-mail through Eventbrite.


Photo Courtesy: Haruka Sakaguchi

Presenter Bios

  • Eva Woolridge

    Eva Woolridge

    Eva Woolridge (she/her), is an award-winning Queer, Black & Chinese portrait photographer, director, public speaker, and social activist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her photo series explores the sexual, spiritual, and emotional nature of femininity. In her work, she transcends surface-level labels of people of color by conveying strength, perseverance, vulnerability, and vitality using strong lighting and composition.

    Woolridge is a recipient of the 2019 Leica Women Foto Project award for her series Size of a Grapefruit, and her work has been featured in publications such as Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Harper’s Bazaar, and has been exhibited in Seattle, Boston, D.C., NYC, and Berlin, Germany. She speaks nationally about photography and its relationship to identity, including a Tedx Talk, the Schomburg Research Center in Harlem NYC, The Scope Art Art, and as a keynote for the University of Maryland, College Park. Woolridge sat on the 2020 Diversity Advisory Council for Fuji Cameras of North America.

  • Jennifer McClure

    Jennifer McClure

    Jennifer McClure is a fine art photographer based in New York City. She uses the camera to ask and answer questions. Her work is about longing, solitude, and an ambivalent yearning for connection. She often uses herself and her experiences as subject matter to explore the creation of personal mythology and the agency of identity.

    After an early start, Jennifer returned to photography in 2001, taking classes at the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography. In between, she acquired a B.A. in English Theory and Literature and began a long career in restaurants. Most of her projects today incorporate her love of literature; one series was inspired by a short story, another includes photos of transformative texts, still another draws titles from a long-form poem.

    Jennifer was a 2019 and 2017 Critical Mass Top 50 finalist and twice received the Arthur Griffin Legacy Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography’s Juried Exhibitions. She was awarded CENTER’s Editor’s Choice by Susan White of Vanity Fair in 2013 and has been exhibited in numerous shows across the country. Her work has been featured in publications such as Vogue, GUP, The New Republic, Lenscratch, Feature Shoot, L’Oeil de la Photographie, The Photo Review, Dwell, Adbusters, and PDN. Lectures include the School of Visual Arts i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration series, Fotofusion, FIT, NY Photo Salon and Columbia Teacher’s College. She has taught workshops for Leica Akademie, PDN’s PhotoPlus Expo, the Maine Media Workshops, the Griffin Museum, and Fotofusion. She was a thesis reviewer and advisor for the Masters Programs at both the School of Visual Arts and New Hampshire Institute of Art. She founded the Women’s Photo Alliance in 2015.

  • Haruka Sakaguchi

    Haruka Sakaguchi

    Haruka Sakaguchi is a Japanese documentary photographer based in Brooklyn. She was born in Osaka, Japan, and immigrated to the U.S. with her parents when she was three months old.

    Haruka’s documentary work focuses on cultural identity and sense of place, and has been published by The New York TimesNational GeographicTIMEThe New YorkerNewsweek, PDN, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, and more. Her project 1945 was on display at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway, from November 2017 through November 2018.

  • Leslie Fair

    Leslie Fair

    Founder of Inclusion Strategies LLC, Leslie Fair has worked internationally for more than 25 years as a UN Senior Training Officer, Regional Stress Counsellor (both within the UN Department of Safety and Security), educational consultant, international School Psychologist, and Teacher—developing and delivering programs for personnel serving in 140 countries

    UN ethical standards, core values (e.g., respect for diversity), and international normative human rights frameworks have guided Leslie in her work for more than two decades. In addition, her service within international settings has given her a unique perspective on talent development, diversity & inclusion, conflict resolution, and the nexus between individual behavior and organizational cultures. As a manager, psychologist, stress/resilience counsellor, training officer and educator, she has the highly specialized expertise required to facilitate sessions that truly promote belonging and well-being for all.


  • Leica Camera

    Leica Camera

    Ignite your passion for photography with Leica Camera at Photoville

    Discover the allure of Leica photography at Photoville through curated photowalks complemented by a Leica on Loan program. From action photography to environmental portraiture, you’ll experience Leica photography and guidance by acclaimed Leica photographers. 

    Leica Camera is founded on a tradition of optical excellence and a conscious focus on the essentials of exquisite image making. For over a century, the brand has motivated visual storytelling through the quintessential union of craftsmanship, design and experience, providing essential tools that influence the art, culture and creation of photography. Photoville attendees can see this firsthand at the Leica Pavilion, which will showcase a one-of-a-kind photographic experience through a variety of interactive Leica activities designed to ignite your passion for photography.

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