Fotovision is a new Bay Area nonprofit created to support photographers interested in documenting their world. The curriculum fosters an environment in which photographers can create and edit a body of work and then learn to fund and distribute it. Special workshop projects will focus on the creation of books as well as in-depth photo projects in the Bay Area.
Coming up to teach at FOTOVISION in October is one of my favorite documentary photographers – Eugene Richards. Wish I could go!
Robb Hill, a friend of mine from my days at Indiana University and an incredible photographer in his own right, recently attended one of “Gene’s” workshops at The Maine Photoworkshops. Robb was kind enough to pick up Gene’s new book, Fat Baby, on my behalf. I’ll post my review of it here real soon.
Back to FOTOVISION – it’s directed by the legendary Ken Light whose book Witness in Our Time you should all read. The book gave me a much needed wake-up call about the often romanticized lives and choices of documentary photographers. It’s not for the weary.