I was taking a long-term documentary project at ICP, when my teacher, Andre Lambertson suggested that I apply for the Eddie Adams Workshop. Although I was familiar with Eddie’s work, I had no idea that there was a workshop, nor how well-esteemed the program had become in its nearly two decades of operation.
I was pretty surprised when I was accepted, and then blown away when I actually attended in the Fall of 2003 for a few incredibly inspiring days. Although the workshop has a photojournalism focus, the speakers represented every facet of photography. The underwater photography of Howard Schatz, the nudes of Jock Sturges, the edgy portraiture of Clay Patrick McBride, and of course some of the top photojournalists in the world.
Since three of the PhotoShelter founders are Barnstorm Alumni, we decided to get involved this year. We rebuilt the website to have a searchable alumni database and message boards, and today we released a full, online application mechanism.
I can’t say enough about the workshop that Eddie built. If you’re a current student, military, or professional with less than 3 years of experience, you really ought to consider applying to the workshop.