Focus on the Story 2020 Schedule

The Focus on the Story International Photo Festival is moving online as the world’s first virtual photo festival. Bookmark this page and check back often as we’ll be adding events throughout the festival. Please note: The time, and even the day, of an event is subject to change; be sure to sign up for our email alerts so you can keep up with any last-minute schedule adjustments.

april, 2020

01apr7:00 pm8:30 pmFinding Your Creativity During Isolation and Social DistancingA Panel Discussion on Practicing Your Art in the Time of Covid-197:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET Online: Zoom

08apr7:00 pm8:30 pmSearching for Hope in a Time of DespairA discussion on the power of photography to lift us up in a time of need7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET Online: Zoom

17apr12:30 pm7:00 pmWorkshop: #PhotoBizSkills - MarketingJamie Rose teaches the marketing skills you need to grow your business12:30 pm - 7:00 pm ET Online

18apr9:30 am11:00 amPhotojournalism on the front lines of a pandemicHow photographers are documenting the story of our lifetime and what they've learned9:30 am - 11:00 am ET Online: Zoom

22apr7:00 pm8:30 pmSo, you want to be a rock & roll photographer?DC music photographers share the lessons they've learned7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET Online: Zoom

24apr12:00 pm1:30 pmInstagram, Copyright and YouMaking sense of copyright, fair use and social media12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET Online: Zoom

24apr12:00 pm7:00 pmWorkshop: Get FundedJamie Rose shows you how to finance personal projects 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online

may, 2020

01may12:00 pm1:30 pmCONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip HopCelebrating the photographers who brought hip-hop’s visual culture to the global stage12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET Online: Zoom

06may12:00 pm1:30 pmA Cinematic Lighting Class with Jonathan ThorpeTamron presents: A talk on how to create a look that's right out of the movies12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET Online: Zoom

13may12:00 pm1:30 pmIn the Studio with Jonathan ThorpeWatch Tamron Image Master Jonathan Thorpe create a portrait in the studio.12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET Online: Zoom

22may4:00 pm4:30 pmOne Shot: The story behind Emma in a Lion MaskLloyd Wolf on how a photo of his daughter became a pop culture icon4:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET Online: Zoom

29may4:00 pm6:00 pmStreet Slam! With the DC Street Photography Collective4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online: Zoom

june, 2020

05jun12:00 pm1:30 pmNina Berman: Telling Kimberly's StoryNina Berman pushes documentary storytelling to another level12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Online: Zoom

07jun10:00 am11:30 amUrgent Pictures!A Panel Discussion on Documenting Movements and Revolutions10:00 am - 11:30 am Online: Zoom

12jun12:00 pm1:30 pmErnesto Bazan: 25 de NoviembreThe renowned photographer talks about his new book and his return to Cuba after a 10-year exile12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET Online: Zoom

12jun4:30 pm6:00 pmMake Your Pitch PerfectA discussion with photo editors on how to make a successful freelance pitch4:30 pm - 6:00 pm ET Online: Zoom

17jun10:00 am11:00 amBringing Hong Kong's Struggle for Democracy to a Global AudienceAward-winning photojournalists discuss the Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Movement10:00 am - 11:00 am ET Online: Zoom

26jun4:00 pm5:30 pmDocumenting a national reckoning on race and justice4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET Online: Zoom

30jun7:00 pm8:30 pm#ImagineHopeAn Exploration of Resilience, Determination and Perseverance7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET Online: Zoom