october, 2020

02oct4:00 pm6:00 pmPitching & MarketingPresented by Photoville and Diversify Photo - Back to Business: Diversify Photo Workshops

Back to Business - Pitching & Marketing

Event Details

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

These workshops are aimed towards experienced and emerging editorial photographers who would like to take on commercial assignments and want to learn the business skills to do so. This session will focus on the art of pitching, website and portfolio editing, and marketing your work. The workshops are especially geared towards BIPOC photographers, and are open to photographers anywhere in the world.

The workshop is proudly supported by Fujifilm with additional support by the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation.

Featuring: Marvi Lacar, Aundre Larrow, Hannah Reyes Morales



Marvi Lacar (she/her)

Marvi is a photographer and filmmaker whose goal is to connect emotionally with her audience using creative visual language. Lacar completed her masters degree in Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and began her training as a fellow at the Poynter Institute and had internships at national newspapers. In 2003, Lacar moved to New York to start her career as a photojournalist and was soon represented by Reportage by Getty Images, where she covered domestic and international news and features stories for print publications like TIME, Newsweek, New York, Stern, Paris Match, and The New York Times.

Lacar, a Sony Artisan of Imagery, has received awards for her stills and motion work from Photo Levallois, Communication Arts, American Photography, Photo District News, Santa Fe Center Project Competition, Telly Awards, and National Geographic Wild to Inspire, among others. Lacar has also lent her Creative Consulting knowledge to clients like Facebook, The Antenna Group, and the United Way of New York Ctiy. She is the other half of Lowy+Lacar, an award-winning photographic and motion production company.

Aundre Larrow (he/him)

Aundre is a Brooklyn-based visual artist focused on pursuing the truth that can be found in portraiture. That pursuit has taken him to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to capture the Gwich’in people, to his home state of Florida to document the stories of formerly incarcerated folks fighting for their right to vote, and to WeWoka, Oklahoma, to photograph the largest Black-owned farm in America. His work is an honest portrayal of social issues through the eyes of his subjects, who he views as collaborators, not just people to fill his frame with.

Hannah Reyes Morales (she/her)

Hannah is a photographer whose work documents tenderness amidst adversity. Her photography, both visceral and intimate, takes a look at how resilience is embodied in daily life. She grew up in crowded Manila, witnessing loved ones depart from home each year. Their departures, along with the discovery of a shelf of dusty photographic magazines, stirred her interest in concerned photography.

Through her photography she has reported on forced marriages in Cambodia, documented women’s experiences with assault in the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, and explored the long term effects of colonization on women’s bodies in the Philippines. She has photographed the toll of Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, and documented the Filipino Diaspora and its effects on the island nation where she is from.

She contributes to The New York Times, The Washington Post, and National Geographic Magazine, among others. The World Economic Forum named her a cultural leader in their ASEAN forum. In 2019, she participated in the World Press Photo’s Joop Swart Masterclass, and she received the Tim Hetherington Trust Visionary Award. She is a 2020 National Geographic Explorer. Hannah is working on long term projects focused on safer-space making and caregiving.


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.

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