Presentations and Masterclasses

Dudley M. Brooks

Washington Post Deputy Director of Photography and Photo Editor for The Washington Post Magazine, and one of our Portfolio Reviewers offers insights on the business side of published photography. The presentation will discuss effective ways of mapping out creative visual concepts, discover what determines the rate scale for specific photographers, examine the process of formulating photo-production budgets and hear advice for effectively targeting clear-cut picture-oriented markets. All key topics to help your work better match the growing needs of the information industry.

Roger Ballen

One of the most influential and important photographic artists of the 21st century, and whose solo exhibition and retrospective is featured at the Modern Art Museum Gebre Kristos Desta Center will share his thoughts and insights based on his 40-plus years of work as a photographer.

Rachael Strecher

Rachael Strecher is Director of Media Innovation at the National Geographic Society, where she leads grant making to support photographers, writers, film makers, data visualization experts, cartographers and other storytellers. Prior to her time at National Geographic, she launched and ran the Aspen Institute New Voices Fellowship, a program designed to bring expert voices from the developing world into the global development discussion. Rachael began her career as a photojournalist in the Middle East, where she covered stories for the Associated Press and other outlets. She has a particular interest in innovative media and expanding the roster of who tells the world stories.

Veronika Chatelain

Véronika Châtelain is the Outreach & Public Programs Coordinator, for the Documentary Photography Project at Open Society Foundations (OSI). She has a background in journalism & photography and with the Documentary Photography Projects work she explores intersection of photography and social change through grant making, exhibitions, public programs, and workshops. She will be presenting on the work of OSI; its commitment on working to build vibrant and tolerant democracies, and the role photography can, and does play, in that respect.

The Addis Foto Fest (AFF) was established in 2010 by award-winning photographer and cultural entrepreneur, Aida Muluneh. The festival is organized by Desta for Africa Creative Consulting PLC. AFF is a biennial international photography festival held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It has previously featured exhibitions, portfolio reviews, conferences, projections and film screenings in many different renowned venues. It is also the first and only international photography festival in East Africa.