Ernesto Bazan / UC Berkeley


I am a big fan of the UC Berkeley J-School photojournalism department. The department organizes excellent and compelling exhibits.

You are cordially invited to an opening reception and book signing followed by a public lecture with the photographer U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
February 20th


Ernesto Bazan has been photographing the changing lives of Cubans since the collapse of the Soviet Union. He has been awarded many photographic prizes including among others; a grant from the Mother Jones Fund for International Photography(1995);two fellowships, one from the Alicia Patterson Foundation (1997) and the Guggenheim Foundation (2000); the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize (1997); the W. Eugene Smith grant (1998); and a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism (2000).

Reception and Book Signing 6:00-7:00 J-school Library
Public Lecture 7:00-8:30 Room 105
U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
(corner of Hearst & Euclid)


A Master Workshop with Ernesto Bazan
February 21st & 22nd early enrollment suggested
Organized by Fotovision

This will be a very intense workshop where we will explore the many aspects of bringing a group of coherent and consistent photographs together. We will learn more about the photographer’s approach, his or her framing, his or her intentions, his or her ability to discern from the flow of life in the attempt, often vain, to extract its essence. We will critically analyze several important photographic books pointing out what makes them special and also underscoring the causes of the lowering of tension within the book created by many factors among which the inclusion of less powerful images, the wrong pairing of images and bad graphic choices.

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