Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Saturday, September 19th
Moderators: Ulli Barta, Fabrice Nadjari (Studio 55)
Panelists: Anka Itskovich, Malin Fezehai, Glenna Gordon, and Katie Orlinsky
STUDIO 55, @st55nyc
In this workshop participants of all experience levels will be able to explore the different sides of Instagram photography. Instagram photographers with a minimum of 80K+ followers will share their own success story, tips, and tricks in a presentation. They will share with the audience how they grew their following, how they tell their story and how / if they were able to monetize their Instagram fame. Last but not least the experts will give an – InstaReview – of five Instagram feeds of volunteers—and give criticism, feedback, suggestions and ideas on how to improve these Instagram feeds.
The workshop participants will learn HOW TO best use the application, its technical possibilities and challenges, HOW TO grow their following and network, and HOW TO constitute a visual identity of their own.
If you wish to submit your feed for the InstaReview, please fill out this form.
While this panel does not require advance registration, seating in the Photoville Pavilion is first come first served so we recommend you arrive promptly.
, the brainchild of Ulli Barta and Fabrice Nadjari, is a creative studio who conceives, initiates, consults, (re)positions, curates and connects. We create and curate cultural content for unusual people.
Anka Itskovich @the_line_up
Fashion Stylist and creator of @the_line_up , an Instagram project that focuses on the 'street' in street style, on real people with true personal style and documents originality and creativity of New York City's vibrant youth culture.
119K + followers on instagram
Malin Fezehai, @malinfezehai
An Eritrean/Swedish New York based photographer and filmmaker, bouncing around the middle-east, Africa, Europe and America.
Her career started in her native country of Sweden, where she studied photography before moving to New York to attend the International Center of Photography. Her work focuses on communities of displacement and dislocation around the world. She’s filmed on the sinking islands of Kiribati, photographed underage workers in Ethiopia, and reported on the war torn lives of women in Sri Lanka. In 2014, her work on the African asylum seekers living life in detention centers in Southern Israel was LightBox feature for TIME magazine.
Malin has been the recipient of a 2015 World Press Photo Award, the Wallis Annenberg Prize and was named one of the 30 Emerging Photographers to watch in 2015 by Photo District News. Her image depicting a Wedding of Eritrean Refugees in Israel was the first iPhone image to ever receive a World Press Photo Award.
Some of her clients include TIME, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Fader Magazine, Nike. She is also a contributor to the Everydayusa Instagram feed.
140K followers on instagram
Glenna Gordon, @glennagordon
Glenna Gordon is a documentary photographer working often in Africa and elsewhere on her own projects as well as assignments and commissions for clients including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, Time, Newsweek, and others. She’s crashed dozens of Nigerian weddings, documented Liberia’s post war growth for many years, photographed artifacts of kidnapped persons – from the school girls abducted by Boko Haram to Westerns held by ISIS and Al Qaeda. Her most recent project is on Muslim women writing romance novels in Northern Nigeria, which is on show here at Photoville and will be released as a photo book by Red Hook Editions on December 1. She’s won a World Press Award, as well as accolades from LensCulture, PX3, PDN, Flash Forward, International Photography Awards, American Photo, and others. Her work has been shown in galleries and exhibits in NewYork, Washington DC, Lagos, Cape Town, Istanbul, and elsewhere. She is also an adjunct professor at the New School in the Milano Graduate Program of International Affairs.
80K+ followers on Instagram
Katie Orlinsky, @katieorlinsky
A photographer and cinematographer from New York City. She received a bachelors degree in Political Science and Latin American Studies from Colorado College and a Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University. Katie’s long-held interest in international politics and a desire to raise awareness on social issues originally led her to photography, and after college she moved to Mexico where she got her start as a photojournalist. Since then Katie has photographed personal projects, assignments and documentaries all over the world.
Katie regularly works for the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera America and a variety of international magazines and non-profit organizations such as the Too Young to Wed organization and campaign to end child marriage around the world. She has won numerous awards such as the 2014 ADC Young Guns Award, the 2013 PDN 30’s “New and Emerging Photographers to Watch," The Alexia Foundation 2012 Student Grant, The 2011 POYI Emerging Vision Incentive Award, the 2010 Prix Ani-PixPalace and the 2009 Coup de Couer at Visa Pour L’image. Katie is currently an Artist In Residence with the Levine/Leavitt artists' agency.
55K followers in Instagram