3rd Annual Visual Storytelling Summit

May 28 - 31 | Washington, D.C.

Our 4-day Visual Storytelling Summit kicks off Focus on the Story 2020, a month-long celebration of photography in the nation’s capital. 

Xyza Cruz Bacani, a Hong Kong-based photographer, and Robert Miller, deputy photo editor at the Washington Post, discuss the intersections of street photography and photojournalism at FOTS19.

Presenting Visual Storytellers Who are Making a Difference

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Nina Berman

Nina is a documentary photographer, filmmaker and educator based in New York City. She is the author of The Autobiography of Miss Wish, which documents the story of a sex-trafficking survivor over the course of 25 years. Her work has been exhibited at more than 100 venues from the security walls at the Za’atari refugee camp to the Whitney Museum Biennial.

Malin Fezehai

Malin Fezehai

Malin is a New York-based visual journalist whose work focuses on communities of displacement and dislocation around the world. She won 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.

Michael Williamson

Michael S. Williamson

Michael is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who has spent decades chronicling the stories of America’s downtrodden and vulnerable. His work documenting the homeless and poor has yielded several book collaborations including, And Their Children After Them, which won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction.


Andres Gonzalez

Andres is a visual artist and educator living in Vallejo, California. His recent book, American Origami, which followed the aftermath of recent mass shootings, was shortlisted for the 2019 Paris Photo – Aperture Photo Book Awards, and received the 2019 Light Work Photo Book Award.

Portfolio Reviews

Workshops & Photo Walks

Speakers & Panels


Interested in sponsoring this year’s festival or partnering with us? Contact Eric Chang at eric@focusonthestory.org