Focus on the Story 2019 Schedule

Please consider this itinerary a work in progress. Between now and the end of April, we’ll be announcing new speakers, panel discussions, workshops and photo walks. Some dates and times may shift and some descriptions may become a bit more robust as photographers fine-tune their presentations. Check back often – or better yet, sign up for our email alerts so you can keep up with all the news.


29may(may 29)9:00 am31(may 31)12:00 pmWorkshop: Street Photography with Chris Suspect

29may(may 29)9:00 am30(may 30)5:00 pmWorkshop: From Taking Pictures to Making Photographs with Ibarionex Perello

29may9:30 am4:30 pmWorkshop: #PhotoBizSkills - MarketingJamie Rose teaches the marketing skills you need to grow your business

30may9:00 am5:00 pmWorkshop: Exploring Street and Documentary Photography A hands-on workshop with Xyza Cruz Bacani

30may9:30 am4:30 pmWorkshop: Get FundedJamie Rose shows you how to finance personal projects

30may2:00 pm5:00 pmPhotowalk: Meet up at the White House

30may6:00 pm9:00 pmSocial: Happy Hour!

31may10:15 am11:15 pmSpeaker: Huy Nguyen10:15 a.m.: Moving wedding photography beyond the superficial and capturing 'real moments'

31may11:30 am12:30 pmSpeaker: Jamie Rose11:30 a.m.: How Jamie built a career with passion, community, and happiness.

31may1:00 pm2:00 pmSpeaker: Gulnara Samoilova1:45 p.m.: Shining a spotlight on the work of women street photographers

31may3:00 pm4:15 pmSpeakers: Ruddy Roye and Ibarionex Perello3:00 p.m.: America's top photography podcaster talks to the famed visual storyteller who changed the way photojournalists use Instagram

31may4:30 pm5:30 pmSpeaker: Lucian Perkins4:30 p.m.: From punk rock to fashion to war -- Lucian talks about his work and the changing face of storytelling

31may7:00 pm10:00 pmSocial: Opening Night Party


01jun9:00 am12:30 pmPhotowalk: The Beauty in Brutalism9:00 a.m.: An exploration of Washington D.C.'s iconic Brutalist architecture

01jun9:30 am10:30 amPanel: Go Bold or Go Home9:30 a.m.: Are you marketing and promoting yourself effectively?

01jun10:00 am11:00 amSpeaker: Patrick Brown10:00 a.m.: The Winner of the 2019 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo presents his work covering the Rohingya crisis

01jun10:45 am11:45 amPanel: Friends, Followers and Mentors10:45 a.m.: How to Build and Leverage Your Network

01jun12:30 pm1:30 pmPanel: Your Photo Project is Amazing ...Now What?12:30 p.m.: Finding an outlet for your visual storytelling

01jun2:00 pm3:00 pmSpeakers: Xyza Cruz Bacani and Robert Miller2:00 p.m.: A conversation about two very different photographic journeys

01jun3:15 pm4:15 pmSpeaker: Kathy Vargas3:15 p.m.:

01jun4:30 pm5:30 pmSpeaker: Andrea Bruce4:30 p.m.:

02jun9:30 am11:00 amPanel: Migration Stories - Separating Truth from Rhetoric9:30 a.m.: Women Photojournalists of Washington present a panel discussion on migration

02jun11:15 am12:15 pmSpeaker: Sharon Farmer11:15 a.m.: A true trailblazer talks about how visual storytelling took her all the way to the White House and beyond