Photo Internship

NPR seeks photography editing intern…

What makes a great photo editing intern? (Apply now for Spring 2019!)

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Photo by Rachael Ketterer

This is not your standard photo internship!

This internship is an opportunity to learn more about the world of photo editing. Our goal isn’t to make you into a photo editor; we view this internship as a chance for you to understand what it is like to be an editor and improve your visual literacy, which can help you become a better photographer.

The paid internship runs from Jan. 7, 2019, to April 19, 2019. Applications are due Monday, Oct. 29 at 12 a.m. ET.

What you will be doing

  • Editing: You’ll be working closely with the Visuals Team’s photo editors (Nicole and Emily) on fast-paced deadlines – we’re talking anywhere from 15 minutes to publication, to short-term projects that are a week out. You’ll dig into news coverage and photo research, learning how to communicate about what makes a good image across a range of news topics, including international, national, technology, arts and more.
  • Photography: Depending on the news cycle, there may be opportunities to photograph DC-area assignments. This can mean you’d have one or two shoots in a week, or maybe just a couple shoots in a month. You’ll work closely with a radio or web reporter while out in the field, and a photo editor will go through your work and provide feedback for each assignment. There will also be a chance to work on portraiture and still lifes in our studio.
  • We also encourage each intern to create a self-directed project to work on throughout the semester. It can be an Instagram seriesvideophoto essaytext story or anything in-between. You can work independently or with another intern or reporter.

You will be part of NPR’s intern program, which includes 40-50 interns each semester, across different departments. There will be coordinated training and intern-focused programming throughout the semester, which includes meeting NPR radio hosts, career development and other opportunities. As an intern, you will be treated as a member of the team. Many NPR employees are former interns and they’re always willing to help current interns.

Eligibility

Any student (undergraduate or graduate), or person who has graduated no more than 12 months prior to the start of the internship period to which he/she is applying is eligible. Interns must be authorized to work in the United States.

Who should apply

We’re looking for candidates that have a strong photojournalism background. An interest in editing, or experience with video/photo editing is a nice plus. It’s also helpful if you’ve completed at least one photojournalism-focused internship prior to applying (let us know if you have!), though it’s not necessary. A portfolio, however, is required.

We also want folks who can tell us what they would like to accomplish during their time at NPR. What do you want to learn? What do you want to try? We try to shape each internship around our intern, so we rely on you to tell us what goals you have for your time with us!

So how do I apply?

Does this sound like you? Read about our expectations and selection process and then apply now!

Into code, design, and data? Check out our design/development internship.

MICA Photo alum, Jade Warner, wins award, and places in exhibition

Visual Art Exhibition featuring 15 Emerging Artists with Disabilities to Tour Nationally,
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VSA, the Kennedy Center’s international organization on arts and disability, will present artwork by 15 emerging young artists with disabilities, ages 18 to 25, in a traveling exhibition. Titled Detour, this year-long national tour kicks off in Washington, D.C. at the Rayburn House Office Building on September 5, 2018, and is presented through generous support from Volkswagen Group of America.

The 2018 VSA Emerging Young Artists Competition, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program of the Kennedy Center, drew submissions from talented young artists with disabilities from around the U.S. This year’s theme, around which the artists were challenged to create work, was to embrace life’s detours, to seize and explore the spontaneous forays off the beaten path, to consider what’s possible, and to celebrate the marvelous and unexpected. The winners, selected from a pool of hundreds of applicants, were chosen based on the quality of their work, artistic proficiency, and enlightening or compelling interpretations of the theme.

“These young artists have embraced life’s detours. Their work makes visible what is often overlooked and challenges us to see the world from a different point of view, and through their personal lens,” said Betty Siegel, Director of VSA and Accessibility of the Kennedy Center. “We look forward to seeing the impact these 15 young artists and their work will have on invoking unity and inclusivity across the nation. We thank Volkswagen Group of America for their continued support in making this possible.”

2018 marks the 17th year of the program in which VSA’s Emerging Artists Competition challenges young artists with disabilities to demonstrate their talents and skills across visual arts genres. The winners receive a total of $60,000 in cash awards as well as national recognition via the exhibition, which will travel to museums and galleries as part of a one year national tour. As part of their award package, the winners also receive all-expense paid travel to Washington, D.C. for three days of educational events and seminars September 5-7, 2018, including a reception at the Rayburn House Office Building on September 5, 2018.

The following artists will receive an Award of Excellence in the amount of $2,000:

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  • Coco Allred, Seattle, Washington, age 19
  • Xichao (Carol) Cao, Great Neck, New York, age 24
  • Chance DeVille, Lake Charles, Louisiana, age 23
  • Joshua Dixon, Chicago, Illinois, age 19
  • Thomas Haley, Davis, California, age 23
  • Kip Henderson, La Mirada, California, age 21
  • Kat Katz, New York, New York, age 23
  • Sarah McDaniel, Newport News, Virginia, age 25
  • Kyah Probst, St. Louis, Missouri, age 18
  • Leonafire (Alejandra Suarez), Miami, Florida, age 23
  • Oaklee Thiele, Springfield, Illinois, age 19
  • Jade Warner, Denver, Colorado, age 24

Congratualtions, Jade!

MICA Photo alum Nat Raum featured in Treat America Exhibition!

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Q: what is the treat america project again?
50 states, 50 artists. 1 exhibition helping user designated non-profits and charities. Affordable art in limited editions — jump on it!

JANUARY 9 – JANUARY 13

FOLEY GALLERY

59 ORCHARD STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10002

RECEPTION: Wednesday, January 9th 6-8pm

FEBRUARY 8 – FEBRUARY 17

OSNY PROJECT SPACE

417 W. 57th STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10019

RECEPTION: Friday, February 8th 7-10pm

Fall Break Extended Checkout Request!

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If you need to checkout equipment over Fall Break complete the request form here: Fall Break 2018 Extended Checkout Request

MICA Photo student to show in North Carolina

Faith Couch to show in “Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont”…

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Susan Harbage Page, Argyle Sock, Brownsville, Texas (detail), from the U.S. – Mexico Border Project, 2007. Archival pigment print, 42 x 42 inches (106.7 x 106.7 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC.

This group survey presents the striking crosscurrents of photographic work by thirty-nine artists with a strong connection to the Piedmont. It blends the imagery of both emerging and established photographers, and spans the 1970s to the present day. Some artists work within the genres of landscape, portraiture, and still life, while others take abstract and conceptual approaches. Themes touch on Durham and the South, immigration, cultural traditions, family history, gender, race, sexuality, music, and religion, among others. All the artists capture the immediacy and possibility of photography, while their images provide dynamic views of the world through wide-ranging methods and techniques.

The Nasher Museum is pleased to bring together this group of artists who contribute to the Piedmont’s thriving cultural community, and beyond: Ben Alper, D.L. Anderson, Bill Bamberger, Endia Beal,  Diego Camposeco, Aaron Canipe, Kennedi Carter, Faith Couch, Phyllis Dooney, Tim Duffy, William Ferris, Maya Freelon, Tamika Galanis, Michael Galinksy, Alex Harris, Harrison Haynes, Titus Brooks Heagins, Colby Katz, Anna Kipervaser and On Look Films, Jeremy M. Lange, Bryce Lankard, Jim Lee, Elizabeth Matheson, Lisa McCarty, Lindsay Metivier, Susan Harbage Page, Tom Rankin, John Rosenthal, Margaret Sartor, MJ Sharp, Christopher Sims, Heather Evans Smith, Leah Sobsey and Tim Telkamp, Hồng-Ân Trương and Hương Ngô, Burk Uzzle, Caroline Hickman Vaughan, and Gesche Würfel.

This exhibition is organized by the Nasher Museum’s curatorial department: Molly Boarati, assistant curator; Reneé Cagnina Haynes, exhibitions and publications manager; Melissa Gwynn, curatorial assistant; Marshall Price, Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art; and Trevor Schoonmaker, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art.

Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont is supported by the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family Fund for Exhibitions and Parker & Otis.

Save the date for the opening celebration for Across County Lines on Saturday, October 6th.

MICA Photo student to show in NYC

Sarah Eckstine to show at New York Center for Photographic Art…

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MICA Photo is proud to announce that Sarah Eckstine has been accepted into a group show for the New York Center for Photographic Art’s juried exhibition: “Urban Landscapes, Suburban Scenes, and Rural Impressions” as a juror’s selection for the “Rural” category.

Opening reception is being held at Jadite Gallery in Manhattan on September 27, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and will be on view from September 25th to October 6th. Please go to the reception if you are able to attend…Kudos to Sarah!

CALL FOR ENTRY: Solo Show in Wilgus Gallery!

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