FOTOWEEK: 1-Day Photo Biz Skills Workshop

1-Day Biz Skills: DC
Photography as a Force of Change™

Date: November 14
Location: Leica Store DC
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Tuition: $175*

This exclusive workshop will help you grow your nonprofit clientele and create a funding plan for your dream projects. Our business skills curriculum is the cornerstone of the Momenta Workshops model. With our lectures, panel discussion, handouts, and guided question-and-answer sessions, you will join a group of like-minded photographers to explore nonprofit business models. Please note: seating is limited for this workshop to ensure the intimate nature of the group discussions. To sign up or learn more, visit our website.

A One-Day Business Skills Bootcamp.
  • Captivating panel discussion on how to collaborate with nonprofits and interact with editors
  • Includes our two core lectures: Funding a Personal Project & Making Nonprofits Work For Your Business
  • Lively Q&A session on relevant topics for working photographers to grow their business

Panelist Biographies
We are delighted to announce the panelists for the day below.

Lucian Perkins is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and an independent photographer and filmmaker based in Washington, D.C. Lucian’s focus on documenting human-interest stories encompasses daily life and social issues in the United States as well as conflicts and crisis overseas. His most recent documentary film projects include: “The Syrian Refugee Crisis,” for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, brings to light the plight of 2.5 million Syrians fleeing their country’s civil war, and “No Place Like Home,” for Orb Media, explores Intimate Partner Violence in Nicaragua, Sweden and Uganda. As staff photographer at The Washington Post for more than 20 years, Lucian received his first Pulitzer Prize for collaboration with Post reporter Leon Dash on their four-year study of the effects of poverty on three generations of a Washington, D.C., family through the eyes of the matriarch. His second was for coverage of the Kosovo conflict. Additional awards include “Newspaper Photographer of the Year” by the National Press Photographers Association and “World Press Photo of the Year.” Lucian’s recent book, Hard Art, DC, captures the beginning of the Washington, D.C., punk-music scene in 1979 while revealing its reverberating impact today. In award-winning, Runway Madness, he delivers a ringside tongue-in-cheek look at the New York fashion shows. You can see Lucian’s work at

Laura Elizabeth Pohl runs a business photographing, filming, and editing for international nonprofit clients, helping build awareness of issues including maternal health, entrepreneurship and post-disaster recovery. She has worked in nearly 20 countries and slept in some uncomfortable beds along the way, but she truly enjoys what she thinks is the best job ever. In 2012, she started the NGO Storytelling website to inspire and inform humanitarian storytellers. Laura is currently based in Baltimore. See Laura’s work at

John Harrington is a Washington DC-based photographer and business guru. He has photographed the world of politics, international travel and news. His work has appeared in Time, Newsweek and Rolling Stone and his commercial clients have included Coca-Cola, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Lockheed Martin, and the National Geographic Society. Harrington has produced three commissioned books for the Smithsonian and the second edition of his book Best Business Practices for Photographers, remains a best-seller. Whether pets or Presidents, leading ladies or lead singers, John can help you drive clients to your company and keep your businesses thriving. See John’s portfolio at

Jamie Rose has worked as an international photojournalist on five continents, won awards and grants for her documentary photography and has been a contract photographer with some of the world’s largest nonprofit organizations. Her work has been published in National Geographic Books, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, O Magazine, Rolling Stone, Better Homes and Gardens, Newsweek, TIME Magazine and others. Her nonprofit clients include The Global Fund, Doctors Without Borders, The Calvert Foundation and Physicians for Human Rights among many other local and domestic organizations.  Jamie is considered an expert in nonprofit photography business development. She has been interviewed by Photo District News (PDN), News Photographer Magazine and numerous online publications about the importance of nonprofit documentary photography. In 2011, she was awarded the United Nations’ Photographers Leadership Award for her contributions to the field of photojournalism.

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*: Discounts available for students, military, nonprofits, and professional journalists who belong to membership organizations.