Visual Voice - Masterclass workshop


This short and intense 2-day workshop will explore the multi-faceted approaches to photojournalism and documentary and help guide you on your own path. Students will learn what is required of a photographer, not just in the field but also organizing workflow and having images published and marketed.

Developing a personal sensitivity and visual style will be discussed. Haviv and Robinson Chavez will encourage participants to work using their instincts rather than formulas.

The workshop will combine portfolio reviews, a thematic assignment, editing sessions, and dialogue. Haviv and Robinson Chavez will also share their own work and experience as photojournalists. Discussions will guide each person's narrative direction and then be developed in the workshop.

Throughout your time together, they will help you understand the reality of photojournalism today and share tips on what it takes to cover the world. You will leave with a clearer understanding of what it takes and be well along the way to defining your personal path forward in the world of photography.

About Ron Haviv

Ron Haviv is an Emmy nominated, award winning photojournalist and a Founding Member of VII, one of the main photo agencies in the world. He has made a remarkable contribution to photojournalism to document and raise awareness about human rights issues around the globe.

In the last three decades, Haviv has covered more than twenty-five conflicts and worked in over one hundred countries including the Balkan wars of the 1990s, the Sri Lankan civil war, cartel drug violence in Mexico and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. His work has been published in countless magazines and newspapers, as well as in three critically acclaimed volumes of his own collected works.

His work in the Balkans, which spanned over a decade of conflict, was used as evidence to indict and convict war criminals at the international tribunal in The Hague. President George H.W. Bush cited Haviv's chilling photographs documenting paramilitary violence in Panama as one of the reasons for the 1989 American intervention

About Michael Robinson Chavez

Michael Robinson Chavez became enthralled by photography after a friend gave him a camera before a three-month trip to Peru in 1988. A native Californian and half Peruvian, Michael is currently a staff photographer at The Washington Post. Prior to that, he worked for The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and the Associated Press. He has covered assignments in over 60 countries including surfing in Costa Rica, tsunamis in Indonesia and Chile, the Egyptian revolution, life in India and Brazil's slums, gold mining in Peru, the 2006 Hezbollah/Israeli war and the US led invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Michael is a two-time winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Photojournalism and was named second place Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International in 2010 and 2014. He has received awards from the Best of Photojournalism, the Chinese Photojournalist Society, the Scripps Howard Foundation and the White House News Photographer's Association. His work has been exhibited widely, including the Visa Pour l'image festival in France, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC, Imagenes Havana in Cuba and War Photo Limited in Dubrovnik amongst others. In addition, he teaches and lectures at workshops throughout the world.

Saturday 01 Oct - Sunday 2 Oct, 8 am - 3:30 pm

State Art Gallery, Hyderabad

Rs. 14,999 *

*This workshop is for the serious photographers and not for beginners