2020: photographing a year of change

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Date: Oct 01

Time(s): 4-5PM MST

Join us for an exciting online event, “2020: photographing a year of change”, moderated by TIME magazine’s Katherine Harris Pomerantz.

Learn about two recent graduates of The Center, Salwan Georges and Isadora Kosofsky, and instructor James Estrin, a New York Times senior staff photographer. Katherine moderates a conversation as the photographers talk about shifting their focus to the pandemic and protests as well as storytelling approaches that have evolved in the past six months and  will be carried forward, even if the world returns to a “normal” state.

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The Center allows working artists to hone their artistic practice with like-minded, high-achieving colleagues in a multi-year mentorship program. To learn more about The Center, click here.

BIOGRAPHIES

Katherine Harris Pomerantz is the Director of Photography at TIME magazine. Prior to joining TIME in 2017, she was the Director of Photography at Newsweek, the founding photo lead at The Daily Beast, and worked in various creative roles at Magnum Photos and ABC News.


James Estrin is a staff photographer who also writes frequently for the Times. He was hired in 1992 and was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team in 2001 for “How Race Is Lived in America.” He writes extensively about photography and was the co-founder and co-editor of the Times’ photography blog ‘Lens’ from 2009 to 2019. He is an instructor at The Center.


Salwan Georges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for The Washington Post. Before joining the Post, he was a staff photographer and videographer at the Detroit Free Press. He studied journalism at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. In 2020, Georges was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2020 as part of a staff entry from The Washington Post covering climate change and was awarded, a team finalist for Public Service, covering America’s deadly opioid epidemic. In 2019, he was a Pulitzer Prize team finalist in Explanatory Reporting for the Murder with Impunity series. His work on the Middle Eastern communities in the United States has been exhibited at the Arab American National Museum and has been added to a collection at the Library of Congress in D.C.Honors & Awards. He is a graduate of The Center.


Isadora Kosofsky is a documentary photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. She takes an immersive approach to storytelling, spending months and years imbedded in the lives of the people she shadows. She has contributed to the NY Times, National Geographic Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, TIME, The Washington Post, Stern, Le Monde, GEO Germany, The London Sunday Times, The Guardian, and many others. She has received numerous awards and distinctions, including a 2012 Inge Morath Award from the Magnum Foundation for her multi- series project on senior citizens and relationships. She received a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in 2018 for her longitudinal documentation on survivors of complex trauma. Isadora is a TED Fellow, part of a network of 450 global change makers, and gave a talk at TED 2018 in Vancouver. In 2019, The Royal Photo Society named her one of a hundred “heroines” in photography worldwide. Her first monograph, Senior Love Triangle (Kehrer Verlag, 2020), is available for order online and in bookstores. In addition, Isadora is an educator who has lectured on long-form storytelling at many universities and colleges, including CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and Ohio University School of Visual Communication. She is a 2020 Gwen Ifill Mentor through the International Women’s Media Foundation. She is a graduate of The Center.

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