The Eddie Adams Workshop is an intense four-day gathering of the top professionals in photojournalism, along with 100 carefully selected students. Dates for this year are October 5-8 in Jeffersonville, New York.
The Workshop’s purpose is to create a forum in which an exchange of ideas, techniques, and philosophies can be shared between both established members and newcomers of the profession of picture journalism. The Workshop is tuition-free, and the 100 students are chosen based on the merit of their portfolios. 2007 will mark the 20th year of the Eddie Adams Workshop.
Students attending Barnstorm come from all corners of the globe. Last year alone, applicants represented 39 US States and 17 countries- from Chinook, MT to the Czech Republic, students came together to share, learn, and experience picture journalism at its finest. With over 1000 applicants from schools and newspapers worldwide each year, the caliber of student photographers and young professionals accepted to the workshop is exceptional.
ELIGIBILITY: The Workshop accepts college students, professionals with 3 years or less experience, and U.S. military photographers. Applicants are required to submit a completed application, an application fee, a personal statement, a recommendation, and a portfolio of no more than 20 images. Prior Workshop students are not eligible to apply again. 50 students and 50 professionals (including military) will be selected for Barnstorm. Click here to read “FAQ’s” on the workshop.
The Workshop Board of Directors reviews students’ portfolios and recommendations. The top 100 chosen students will be divided into 10 teams of 10. A photographer, an editor and a researcher, all professionals within the profession of picture journalism, will lead each team. The four days are divided between shooting, editing, speeches and panel discussions. Students will have the opportunity for one-on-one time with editors to discuss their portfolios at what is known as the 11:30 Club. Barnstorm is 100% digital, giving students and faculty access to a variety of the best professional equipment available, including Nikon digital SLR’s and the latest Apple computers. During the Workshop, the students have constant interaction with the biggest and brightest minds in photography today- nowhere else will you find 150 top-notch faculty members for 100 students!
In addition to the generous donation of talented professionals, this workshop is supported by Nikon.