In this workshop participants of all experience levels will be able to explore the different sides of Instagram photography.
Presenters: Anka Itskovich Malin Fezehai Glenna Gordon Katie Orlinsky
Moderators: STUDIO 55
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
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In this workshop participants of all experience levels will be able to explore the different sides of Instagram photography. Instagram photographers with a minimum of 80K+ followers will share their own success story, tips, and tricks in a presentation. They will share with the audience how they grew their following, how they tell their story and how / if they were able to monetize their Instagram fame. Last but not least the experts will give an – InstaReview – of five Instagram feeds of volunteers—and give criticism, feedback, suggestions and ideas on how to improve these Instagram feeds.
The workshop participants will learn HOW TO best use the application, its technical possibilities and challenges, HOW TO grow their following and network, and HOW TO constitute a visual identity of their own.
Fashion Stylist and creator of @the_line_up , an Instagram project that focuses on the ‘street’ in street style, on real people with true personal style and documents originality and creativity of New York City’s vibrant youth culture.
119K + followers on instagram
Malin Fezehai is a Swedish/Eritrean New York-based photographer and filmmaker working and traveling in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and America. Malin’s career began in her native country of Sweden, where she studied photography before moving to New York to enroll at the International Center of Photography. Malin Fezehai’s work focuses mainly on communities of displaced and dislocated persons around the world.
In 2014, Malin Fezehai’s work on African asylum seekers in detention was a LightBox feature for TIME magazine. In 2015, her image depicting a wedding of Eritrean refugees was the first iPhone image to ever receive a World Press Photo Award. In the same year, Malin Fezehai was awarded the Wallis Annenberg Prize and named one of “30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch” by Photo District News.
In “Stories of Survivors,” Malin Fezehai has joined hands with the United Nations Development Programme to portray survivors of violent extremism across the African continent.
Glenna Gordon is a documentary photographer and photojournalist working in Africa and elsewhere. She’s crashed dozens of Nigerian weddings, sought out and photographed traces of the 300 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, met many of the released Western hostages kidnapped by ISIS and Al Qaeda, and learned about Muslim women who write romance novels in the Sahel, just south of the Sahara Desert.
Gordon’s work has received recognition through World Press Photo, the LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards grand prize, the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris first prize in portraiture, and the PDN Photo Annual competition. Her work has also been awarded by American Photo, Communication Arts, and Magenta Flash Forward.
Gordon has been commissioned by Le Monde, the New York Times, Time magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. Her images have been included in group shows in galleries, projections, containers, and museums in London, New York, Nigeria, and Washington, D.C. Gordon is an adjunct professor at the Milano School of International Affairs at The New School in New York.
A photographer and cinematographer from New York City. She received a bachelors degree in Political Science and Latin American Studies from Colorado College and a Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University. Katie’s long-held interest in international politics and a desire to raise awareness on social issues originally led her to photography, and after college she moved to Mexico where she got her start as a photojournalist. Since then Katie has photographed personal projects, assignments and documentaries all over the world.
Katie regularly works for the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera America and a variety of international magazines and non-profit organizations such as the Too Young to Wed organization and campaign to end child marriage around the world. She has won numerous awards such as the 2014 ADC Young Guns Award, the 2013 PDN 30’s “New and Emerging Photographers to Watch,” The Alexia Foundation 2012 Student Grant, The 2011 POYI Emerging Vision Incentive Award, the 2010 Prix Ani-PixPalace and the 2009 Coup de Couer at Visa Pour L’image. Katie is currently an Artist In Residence with the Levine/Leavitt artists’ agency.
55K followers in Instagram