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  • Photography Lecture from Resource Magazine

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    Founder, editor in chief, Alexandra Niki and managing editor Billy Murray

    The latest event in our New York Film Academy Photography Guest Lecture Series brought the editors of Resource Magazine to our main studio. Editor in chief, Alexandra Niki founded Resource Magazine at the age of 22, in 2007. She got into the industry working as a prop stylist at the age of 17, and owns a production company representing prop stylists on both coasts. She was joined in conversation by managing editor Billy Murray and editor/ photographer/writer Adam Sherwin.

    The team brought gifts of photo accessories from Fujifilm, Vanguard Photo and Joby. There were free copies of Resource Magazine for all.

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    “These two really connected with our students, and the timing with three sections graduating in a few weeks was perfect,” said NYFA Photography Co-chair, Paul Sunday.

    With their fingers on the pulse of every trend in the photography industry — from gear to on-set culture and marketing strategies — they had a treasure trove of practical, down-to-earth advice for emerging photographers. They broke it down and they didn’t pull any punches. We heard powerful insider tips from experts on the front lines of the photo industry. They challenged us to be creative and stay determined by zeroing in on the strategies that separate good photographers from great ones.


    May 7, 2015 • Guest Speakers, Photography • Views: 5043

  • Stanley Greene’s Photographic Brutal Realities, Recorded with Complete Frankness

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    Guest lecturer, photographer Stanley Greene, explaining his photography career.

    Last week, the New York Film Academy Photography Department was honored to present guest lecturer Stanley Greene.

    Renowned for his unflinching and honest conflict photography, Greene is an award-winning photo journalist who has covered an array of human tragedies for more than 30 years.

    Mr. Greene showed us early work and seldom seen images. He showed photographs of brutal realities, recorded with complete frankness.  He shared his impressions of war and the psychology of conflict photography, tracing the story of his career from Paris fashion Photographer, to casual shooter at the fall of the Berlin Wall, to full-fledged documentarian of human suffering.  He candidly revealed his reasons for doing the work he does and the emotional complexity it entails.

    The evening ended with a slide presentation of recent images captured in Syria. The tragic and beautiful photographs were accompanied by Stanley reading his own poetry.

    One of Stanley Greene's photographs from his recent Syria visit.

    One of Stanley Greene’s photographs from his recent Syria visit.

    A counterpoint to the images, the words recounted his impressions as he witnessed the history of human suffering unfolding before his eyes.

    Mr. Greene is a founding member of Noor agency.  He authored the books, Western Front,  Black Passport and  Open Wound.


    April 22, 2015 • Guest Speakers, Photography • Views: 5753