CRAFTING YOUR CAREER: The Journey of the Editor

Photoville Festival 2021 Sessions On-demand recordings are made possible thanks to our partner, PhotoWings 


Photoville is proud to partner with Diversify Photo to host their second set of professional development workshops together.

These workshops are aimed towards experienced and emerging photographers and editors who would like to learn about the various journeys to success that leaders in our industry have taken. This session is geared toward folks who are interested in becoming a photo editor. We will learn about different editor career paths and the in’s and out’s of what it means to be a photo editor in this industry.

The workshops are especially geared towards BIPOC photographers, and are open to photographers anywhere in the world. We are here to support BIPOC and non-Western photographers to begin to change the narrative and have a seat at the table that can make that possible.

Learn how to write successful grants, proposals, and pitches and what it takes to become a photo editor.

Thursday October 7

4:00PM EST

Online Event


with support from Leica Camera

Presenter Bios

andrea wiseAndrea Wise is a Visuals Editor at ProPublica responsible for ideating and commissioning photography, illustration, and other forms of visual journalism. She was previously a Contract Photo Editor on the History & Culture desk at National Geographic and her other clients have included Newsweek, BuzzFeed News, The Intercept, Open Society Foundations, among others. Her work has been recognized by The Telly Awards, The National Press Photographers Association, College Photographer of the Year, and The Student Academy Awards. Andrea earned her M.S. in Photography from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and her B.A. with Honors in Studio Arts from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and is an alum of the Eddie Adams, Kalish, and Mountain Workshops.

Danese KenonDanese Kenon is a dynamic visual educator with nearly two decades of photojournalism experience. After receiving her bachelor’s in English from Virginia State University, she attended The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., as a Visual Fellow.

She started her career as a photographer at The Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, NY, then earned a master’s in photography from the SI Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. A Pulliam Fellowship took Kenon to The Indianapolis Star, where she was a photographer, multimedia journalist, and editor. She moved into management as Assistant Managing Editor/Visuals at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and later as the Deputy Director of Video/Multimedia at the Tampa Bay Times.

Kenon is the Managing Editor of Visuals at The Philadelphia Inquirer. She teaches multimedia journalism in The Kalish and Multimedia Immersion video storytelling workshops and to NABJ student journalists. Follow her on Twitter @danesekenon.

Marvin OrellanaMarvin Orellana is currently a freelance photo researcher for Apple. Previously, he worked as senior photo editor at The New Yorker, deputy photo editor at New York Magazine, and photo editor at The New York Times Magazine. He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Tracey WoodsTracey Woods is the Director of Photography for The Luupe and an award-winning photo editor, producer and consultant who has produced editorial and branded content for a variety of brands including; Essence, Ebony, InStyle Specials, Wiley Publishing and for advertising clients. She has conducted portfolio reviews, participated in panels and judged photography contests for Photoville, Leica Women’s Summit, Photolucida, World Press Photo, The New York Times Portfolio Review, Eddie Adams Workshop, Palm Springs Photo Festival, APA, ASMP and Society of Publication Designers.

As an artist and photographer, Tracey draws inspiration from beauty in the unexpected. During summer 2020, her signature artwork adorned the windows of Macy’s flagship stores in New York, San Francisco and Chicago.

Woods earned her Masters of Fine Arts degree in photography from Pratt Institute and her Bachelor of Arts from Rhode Island College.

Sangsuk Sylvia KangSangsuk Sylvia Kang is a photographer, journalist, and a Photo Editor at TIME magazine.

Lisa Larson-WalkerLisa Larson-Walker is an artist and art director currently working at ProPublica. She was previously art director at Slate magazine and her freelance illustration work has appeared in outlets including ACLU magazine, The Baffler, Barron’s, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, and The New York Times. She is a graduate of The Cooper Union School of Art.

Presenting Organization

About Diversify Photo

Diversify Photo is a community of BIPOC and non-western photographers, editors, and visual producers working to break with the predominantly colonial and patriarchal eye through which history and the mass media has seen and recorded the images of our time.

Our international online database is used by editors at major media outlets seeking to diversify their rosters of visual storytellers. We also create networking, exhibiting, speaking, community-building, and resource-sharing opportunities for our members.


About Photoville

Photoville is a nonprofit organization founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY. Our mission is to build a wide, diverse audience for photographic narratives and nurture a new lens of representation, through the creation of unique and highly innovative environments such as our free annual community photo festival.

Since Photoville’s inception, we have been devoted to building an inclusive community of visual artists. We view art as a collaborative process between artists and their audiences, and we believe that public art creates the perfect conditions to foster this creative union.

To learn more about our organization, please visit


About Leica Camera USA

Leica represents a union of craftsmanship, design and experience. It is a beautiful collision of art and engineering, and the future of form and functionality. Leica Camera, headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany with a second production site in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal, is an internationally operating, premium-segment manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products. The legendary status of the Leica brand is founded on a long tradition of excellence in the supreme quality and performance of cameras and lenses, and the iconic images that artists and photojournalists everywhere captured with them. For more information about Leica visit, or follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube at @leicacamerausa.