ASPP DC South Presents:
DC Picture Show — September 18th, 7-9pm
Featuring the work of Bethany Swain and Peter McFarrin
Busboys & Poets 5th & K Street Location
From the campaign trail to Afghanistan, Bethany Swain has spent 10 years shooting and editing stories for CNN as a versatile member of the Washington Bureau.
In December 2007, Bethany Swain launched the award-winning In Focus series which is a collection of natural sound stories crafted by fellow CNN photojournalists on various topics, including the environment, the spirit of giving and veterans issues. The multi-platform project has grown to become a regular special on the networks of CNN.
In 2010, Swain became the first woman to win Video Photographer of the Year by the White House News Photographers Association ‘Eyes of History™’ competition. Her photojournalism skills have been honored by the National Press Photographer’s Association, Best of Photojournalism contest and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Aside from her CNN duties and presenting at numerous NPPA workshops, Swain has also been a guest faculty member at Poynter’s BackPack Journalist seminar. She is currently teaching at the University of Maryland and has lectured at several institutes, including CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism, Temple University, Georgetown University, and American University. This year she was elected to the Board of Directors for the NPPA.
Bethany Swain loves storytelling, especially compelling characters and natural sound. She will share some of her favorite pieces, and discuss her latest project: #FamilySolutions, a series of pieces with CNN Correspondent Lisa Sylvester that focus on issues that impact parents and families.
Native Bolivian Peter McFarren is a photographer, filmmaker, writer and social entrepreneur. He has documented the lives and cultures of Latin Americans in photographs for over 30 years. His work has been published in more than 14 books and in LIFE, The New York Times, TIME, Newsweek.
McFarren will be presenting “Honoring the Andes- a Vision Over 30 years.”
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