Eddie Adams Workshop at 25: Alums Reflect on What They Learned

By David Schonauer   Thursday October 4, 2012

The renowned Eddie Adams Workshop turns 25 this weekend, and Time’s LightBox blog takes the occasion to reflect on its impact on photojournalism. Adams’s widow, Alyssa Adams, recalls in an essay that the idea for the workshop, as conceived by Adams himself in 1988, was for a “foto farm” in which 100 students would be shut away in an upstate New York barn, guided by pros donating their time. It worked spectacularly: Included in the LightBox tribute are reflections by 25 former students, each of whom recalls one particular lesson learned at the workshop. “ It was the first time I was truly exposed to the longevity and historical importance of the images we make—a sentiment that has stayed with me to this day,” notes award-winning photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair, class of ‘95

Read the whole story at TIME LightBox.


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