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MediaStorm invites you to the New York premiere of The Distance Between Us

We are hosting an exclusive Brooklyn screening of our new feature length doc The Distance Between Us on Thursday, October 19th, followed by a discussion with the MediaStorm team, and would like to invite you to join us! We only have a few seats left, so RSVP as soon as possible.



Screening, followed by a discussion with Chris Capozziello and MediaStorm team

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

6:45 p.m.

IFP Media Center

30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY




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Patrick Wellever joins MediaStorm as a Full Stack Developer

We are thrilled to welcome Patrick Wellever, our new Full Stack Developer, to the MediaStorm family.

During the past decade, Patrick has worked in various roles at the intersection of journalism and technology. Before joining MediaStorm, he was a digital producer at National Geographic, where he worked on a major digital overhaul of the Out of Eden Walk project — a decade-long storytelling odyssey tracing the pathways of ancient human migration out of Africa and across the globe.

Prior to that, he spent four years with the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, where he organized training opportunities in digital media production and web technologies for visiting fellows, in addition to overseeing the program’s web presence and internal technology needs. Patrick’s background also includes stints at a daily newspaper in Michigan and a small software company offering a hosted publishing platform and other services for news media outlets.

After starting his career in photojournalism, Patrick has steadily shifted his focus toward harnessing technology in the service of impactful storytelling. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, Natsumi.

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The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund presents its 38th annual grants

MediaStorm is proud to be a supporter of W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund and its annual grants in humanistic photography.

Join us at their 38th annual ceremony, on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:15 p.m.) at The School of Visual Arts (SVA) Theatre, 333 West 23rd St. (between 8th and 9th Ave.), New York, NY 10011

Admission is free, first come, first served, but seating is limited. You can RSVP here

The program includes presentations of photo essays by this year’s grant and fellowship recipients, plus finalists, including:

The 2017 W. Eugene Smith Grant of $35,000

The 2017 jurors’ discretionary Smith Fellowship(s) of $5,000

The 2017 Howard Chapnick Grant of $5,000

There will be a keynote presentation by Lynsey Addario, photojournalist awarded the Pulitzer Prize as part of the New York Times team for International Reporting, and recipient of a MacArthur fellowship and author of “It’s What I do”.

There will be a reception to follow.

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Grant, selected from over 300 worldwide submissions, is presented annually to photographers whose work carries forward the tradition practiced by Eugene Smith during his 45-year photojournalism career. The grant enables recipients to undertake and complete worthy photojournalistic projects.

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund is supported by generous contributions from The Incite Project, Herb Ritts Foundation, Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation and Canon USA.

Additional support is provided by Aperture, Brilliant Graphics, Center for Creative Photography (CCP), the International Center of Photography (ICP), MediaStorm, Photo District News (PDN),  the School of Visual Arts BFA Photography, MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department, and Synergy Communications Inc.

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Join Magnum Photos two-day masterclass on storytelling through documentary photography in San Francisco

Magnum Photos is excited to announce a professional practice workshop in San Francisco, taking place on Saturday & Sunday November 11-12, 2017 at SF Camerawork.

MediaStorm’s founder and executive producer Brian Storm will be joining Magnum photographer Matt Black, and Mother Jones magazine Photo Editor Mark Murrmann, for this workshop that will include invaluable inspiration and practical advice for early and mid-career photographers.

The event is a two-day photographic masterclass centered around photographic storytelling in which we grapple with such questions as what makes a good story, how to choose and narrow in on your subject, the importance of editing and how to connect with your audience.

For more information and to apply click here.

And if you are closer to the East Coast, today is the last day to register for MediaStorm’s One Day Master Class in New York, October 21. Or you can apply to our five day Methodology master classes, also in New York, December 11-15. The deadline for that is November 8th, but spaces are limited, so apply NOW!




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Watch MediaStorm’s Nine Digits and support DREAMers

MediaStorm has always focused on telling personal stories about pressing issues, hoping to both educate and inspire audiences. In that vein, six years ago we created Nine Digits–a story about the hopes and dreams of an undocumented college student–as part of our Storytelling Workshop. We hoped then that it wouldn’t be as relevant as it is today, since over 800,000 youth covered by DACA are in limbo as their legal futures hang in the balance.



Nine Digits tells the story of Cesar, an honors sophomore in college, who arrived in the United States with his family at age 6 from Ecuador. Cesar is one of over a million undocumented youth who live in this country, many having lived here longer than they did in their birth countries. While revealing his status could jeopardize his family, Cesar feels like he has no other choice but to do so, as part of a movement of undocumented youth who seek to shape future legislation that would give them a path to legal citizenship.

Watch the film here.

To learn more about what you can do to support kids like Cesar, please visit Defend DACA.

If you are an educational or nonprofit institution wishing to show the film or acquire it for your collection, please contact edu@mediastorm.com, or click here to purchase a DVD.

To browse through other powerful stories created by MediaStorm, check out our catalog.

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