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LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph Announces 2015 Education & Mentorship Program
April 16, 2015, Charlottesville, VA — The mission of the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph is to celebrate the vision of extraordinary photographers, ignite conversations about critical issues, and foster the next generation of artists.
An integral part of this mission, the LOOK3 2015 Education & Mentorship Program will take place on Thursday, June 11th at the Jefferson School City Center. We will present Innovation Labs, Workshops, and Portfolio Reviews for early-career photographers, university photography students, and high school photography students. Because of the generous contributions from our sponsors, we are able to offer all educational initiatives free of charge. LOOK3 will underwrite 60 seats for high school students, 30 seats for early-career photographers, 25 seats for university students, and 80 portfolio reviews.
Two Innovation Labs will be offered, both of which are open to early-career photographers and university students. Innovation Lab I, “Disruptive Images: Photography and Intervention,” is offered in collaboration with Magnum Foundation’s Photography, Expanded initiative and will offer a project development laboratory that explores photography as intervention. Innovation Lab II, “Cutting Through the Noise: Shaping Visual Stories for Impact,” is led by German-born Canadian photographer Zun Lee, who will model how to conceive, develop, and produce a meaningful body of photographic work.
Portfolio Reviews are open to early-career photographers and university students. One-to-one reviews are powerful and often career-defining experiences for photographers. LOOK3 will offer eighty twenty-minute portfolio reviews free of charge to early-career photographers on a first-come-first-served basis.
Two Workshops will be offered. University & High School Workshop I, “Beyond the Selfie: Photography, Social Media & Global Activism,” is a collaborative workshop for 30 local high school and 15 university students led by UVA Professor John Edwin Mason that will actively explore the intersection of photography, social media, and activism. High School Workshop II, “Snap! Photography, Advocacy & Nature,” is a workshop for 30 high school students led by internationally recognized photographer and Harvard entomologist Piotr Naskrecki, the 2015 TREES artist who will share his techniques and insights on using natural history photography as a tool for advocacy. For both classes, high school students will be nominated by teachers from Charlottesville’s 10 public and private high schools.
We wish to thank BAMA Works, the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, the L.E.A.W. Family Foundation, the University of Virginia's Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts, the Jefferson School City Center and Dr. Victoria Norwood for their support of LOOK3's Education & Mentorship Program.
The LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph will transform historic downtown Charlottesville into a vibrant art space with exhibitions, talks, projections, events, and workshops from June 10 - 13, 2015. For more information about the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, and to purchase Festival passes, visit the LOOK3 website at www.look3.org. For access to the electronic press kit, please contact Carly Griffith at 434.977.3687 or email@example.com.
For Immediate Release