Friday Photo night
MNPA 2013 Convention
Join us at the University of Minnesota’s Murphy Hall on April 20th for MNPA’s 2013 convention. The convention is free for all MNPA members and included with the contest registration. The daily fee for non-members is $20 for adults and $5 for students with valid student ID. Registration begins on the first floor of Murphy Hall at 9:30 am.
Students – There will be critiques available at 10:00 am for anyone interested in showing their work. Please bring a copy of your portfolio if you would like feedback from professionals at the Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, Minnesota Public Radio and more.
Hope to see you there!
10:00 am: Student Portfolio Critiques
10:30 am: Panel Discussion – Finding Your Way in a Changing Industry
12:00 pm: Tom Dahlin – Innovation in Sports Photography
1:15 pm: Nathan Lovas – Finding Beautiful Moments in Nature Photography
2:30 pm: Bob Sacha (keynote) – Multimedia Storytelling
4:00 pm: Photo Showcase / Awards Ceremony
10:30am Panel Discussion – Finding Your Way in a Changing Industry
Ben Garvin is a staff photojournalist for the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minnesota. His work has appeared in Time and Newsweek and his photography for the New York Times was included in the paper’s Pulitzer-winning series on food poisoning in 2010. Garvin published a book collecting the best of his award-winning photo column Ant Farm. Previously Garvin worked for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, the Christian Science Monitor in Boston and the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire where was named three-time New Hampshire Photographer of the Year. Garvin grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he studied creative writing at the University of Arkansas before earning a bachelor’s degree in visual journalism from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. He lives in South Minneapolis with his wife Jessica and children Arthur, Lewis, Netta and Bailey.
Glen Stubbe has covered the world’s celebrations and triumphs for news organizations in New York, Florida, Washington, DC and currently for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. He has photographed presidents and kings, peewee football games and kindergarten ballet classes. Assignments have taken him to Central America, India and China. He is a graduate of Syracuse University with a BA in Photojournalism and has won numerous awards in his career for photography and picture editing.
Jeffrey Thompson is a photographer for Minnesota Public Radio. He specializes in editorial, commercial and lifestyle photography. He is also fluent in multimedia storytelling and production. Jeffrey received a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas and a M.A. from the University of Missouri – Columbia. He has worked for editorial clients throughout the country including Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, ABC News Nightline and NBC. His work has been recognized by the Pictures of the Year International, NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism and many others.
12:00 pm Tom Dahlin
Tom Dahlin is a freelance sports photographer based in Minneapolis who works regularly for Sports Illustrated and Getty Images. His Sports Illustrated cover featuring Jim Thome of the Twins was voted one of the 25 all time best covers by the SI writers. Also, Tom recently won best in show at the Chicago Photography Center’s Sports Photography Exhibit. During the day, Tom is employed by 3M as a research scientist. He enjoys applying his technical skills to his photography, often building his own cameras or specialized equipment to capture unique images.
1:15 pm: Nathan Lovas
2:30 pm: Bob Sacha
Bob Sacha is an award-winning freelance multimedia producer, documentary cameraman, internationally published photographer, multimedia and film editor and teacher based in New York City. For more than 25 years, he’s been a globe trotting, award-winning photojournalist, working on contract for National Geographic, LIFE and Fortune magazines and freelancing for many, many publications and corporations. As an independent storyteller, he has directed, produced, shot and edited nonfiction video stories for Starbucks, Apple, The Asia Society, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Open Society Foundations, Yahoo! News and AARP among other international clients. He also worked for two glorious years with MediaStorm.
He’s an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism where he teaches video skills, video storytelling for the web and multimedia. He’s an instructor at the International Center of Photography (ICP) and was nominated by the students at ICP for an Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award. He also teaches summer workshops in multimedia storytelling at the Maine Media Workshops, The Santa Fe Workshops and the Tuscany Photographic Workshops in Italy.
2:30 pm: MNPA Showcase and Awards
We will showcase work from Minnesota visual journalists in 2012, including a slideshow of student and professional entries from this year’s contest. We will also announce the 2012 Minnesota Photographer of the Year!