Catchlight: Visual Storytelling Summit: seeing truths

© Daro Sulakauri / CatchLight Global
Dear john,Excitement is building for the 2024 CatchLight Visual Storytelling Summit at KQED Headquarters in San Francisco. We have an excellent weekend program of captivating photography, inspiring perspectives, and networking with creative leaders from around the globe. Below is an overview of what awaits you:
FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2024  •  6 PM – 10 PM  •  TICKETS ON SALE UNTIL APR. 23Opening Party for the CatchLight Summit
Photo: Emma Marie Chiang for CatchLight
As a Summit participant, we also invite you to attend our Annual Fellowship Benefit gala at KQED headquarters in San Francisco on Friday, April 26. Join us for cocktails and fine seasonal cuisine. Make new connections at the rooftop reception. Be the first to meet our 2024 Global Fellows. And get a sneak preview of the Night of Photojournalism, a showcase of images by storytellers from around the world.Don’t miss this exclusive event to kick off the CatchLight Visual Storytelling Summit while also providing critical support for CatchLight’s programs. Click “Get Tickets” below and choose “Friday – Fellowship Benefit Dinner” at checkout. 
Tickets start at $250 each. VIP and table sponsorship options available.
Last day to purchase is April 23, 2024.
Khartoum Dembele / DysturbPROGRAM HIGHLIGHTEmerging Women Photographers on the Global Sporting StageDuring the CatchLight Fellowship Benefit, Pierre Terdjman, co-founder of Dysturb and CatchLight Global Fellow, will introduce #Championnes, a project to uplift women photographers through on-the-ground reporting from the 2024 Olympics in Paris.See the Fellowship Benefit program »
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2024  •  1 PM – 5 PM  •  SOLD OUTCatchLight Visual Storytelling Summit
Hear from leading voices in photography, art, journalism, and media, see visual works that are driving awareness and impact, and learn how they navigate the ever-changing field of visual storytelling. Where: KQED Headquarters, 2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA, 94110 (map)Limited street parking available. Rideshare or public transit encouraged. Doors open at 12 pm. Program begins at 1 pm. Please arrive early, as theater seating is limited. Additional seating is available in the lobby where the program will be simulcast. Coffee drinks by Cattle Dog available for purchase. 
AI-generated image. © Michael Christopher BrownAI: Friend or Foe?What makes us human? How has AI altered our image-making experience? How does it liberate creativity? And what ethical implications does it raise?
NPR / TikTokSeeing What Matters: Visual Journalism TodayExplore different ways to leverage the power of images through collaborative storytelling, social media activations, and community engagement that brings high-quality visual journalism to broad audiences. 
Jon Cherry / Getty ImagesRevisiting Jan. 6, Preparing for Nov. 5In May of 2022, five Getty Images photographers were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for their breaking news coverage of the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Learn more about that day from the perspective of the Getty Images newsroom.
Daro Sulakauri / CatchLight GlobalEncroaching Borders and Occupied LandSince 2008, Russian-occupied regions of Georgia have been defined by makeshift markers of a border that is both impermeable and constantly changing as Russian militants expand the land they occupy. Discover the stories of Georgian residents who are navigating daily life in the shadow of occupation.
Yesica Prado for San Francisco Public Press / CatchLight LocalThe Scholarship of Lived ExperienceIn one of the nation’s largest housing crises, more than 35,000 people in the Bay Area are homeless, and 70% of them are surviving without shelter at all. These statistics and images of encampments fill our newsfeeds, but what is far less prominent are stories detailing the challenges and solutions to the housing crisis.
© Bénédicte Kurzen for Fondation CarmignacUnveiling E-Waste TrafficOver the last decade, the amount of e-waste produced worldwide has increased by more than 80%, according to the UN’s latest global e-waste monitor–yet only a fraction of it gets properly recycled. Discover how a transnational journalism team worked to uncover the stakes of legal and illegal e-waste flows towards, in and from Ghana, the epicenter of the world’s e-waste. Presented in partnership with Fondation Carmignac.
Image courtesy of African Artists’ FoundationExit The Echo ChamberIn an era characterized by division and uncertainty, does art retain its ability to unite us? Can it spark genuine debate? View works by contemporary artists that inspire hope and reiterate how art speaks to our shared humanity.
© Tabitha Soren, Artists Rights SocietyThe Power of UncertaintyUsing photographic tools from the 19th century to the present and a creative process that is both additive and destructive, Tabitha Soren’s projects, Surface Tension and Relief, offer a uniquely layered process to image-making that draws on her interests in psychology, culture, politics, and the body. 
Adama Delphine Fawundu / CatchLight GlobalWater Holds All MemoryDive into water, memory, truth, and the divine feminine in this free-flowing dialogue between Ashara Ekundayo, curator and founder of Artist As First Responder, and Adama Delphine Fawundu, photographer, visual artist, and CatchLight Global Fellow. 
AI-generated image from the project, Another America. © Phillip ToledanoSlightly Bent RealityConvincing visual proof of wide-ranging conspiracy theories. Historical events that never happened. And, most recently, an entire era of U.S. history that never took place. For the past 20 years, Phillip Toledano’s curiosity and imagination have fueled conceptual art projects that twist, tempt, and tease our understanding of reality. 
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTIntroducing our 2024 Global Fellows
Fellows of past cohorts gather at CatchLight’s 2023 Fellowship Benefit Gala. Photo: Emma Marie Chiang for CatchLight
During the Summit, we will publicly announce CatchLight’s 2024 Global Fellows, each awarded a $30,000 grant to develop long-form storytelling projects, engage audiences, and continue their leadership as pioneers shaping the future of visual storytelling. Remember to get your ticket to the CatchLight Annual Fellowship Benefit to meet the Fellows before they are announced and to help us support more visual storytelling leaders through the CatchLight Global Fellowship.Thank you to our partners at MPB for their continued support of CatchLight Global.
CLOSING RECEPTION  •  5 PM – 7 PMNight of Photojournalism
Photo: Michael Bunel / Dysturb
We will wrap the Summit with another edition of the Night of Photojournalism an immersive showcase of photography from around the world projected in the KQED atrium with a live mix by DJ Lucero. Night of Photojournalism is a traveling visual media experience produced by CatchLight, Dysturb, and Fondation Carmignac.
Thank you for being part of the CatchLight community. We’re thrilled to share this experience with you!Sincerely,The CatchLight teamP.S. Follow us on Instagram for updates and behind-the-scenes content in the weeks ahead. #CatchLightSummit24 📷






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