10 Mar CMA Photo Shootout — Spring 2016 in New York City
Co-sponsored by the National Press Photographers Association
9 a.m. Sunday, Sugar Hill | NYC Photo Shootout Opening Photojournalists who want to participate in the NYC Shootout should attend this assignment briefing to discuss the topic of the assignment, deadlines and file formats. This year’s winner will win an Apple Award during the ceremony. Attendees will also be able to see some of the entries that received top ratings in past Shootouts.
2 p.m. Monday | Deadline for images to be submitted in Flickr using log on information provided.
3:30 p.m. Monday, Sugar Hill | NYC Photo Shootout Closing After photojournalists have spent two days fulfilling the assignment, pro photographers and instructors will critique their work. The group will also select a class favorite. Come to the closing keynote to see a variety of the photos. Winners (selected by a panel of pro judges) will be posted on the CMA website in about two weeks. The first place winner will receive an Apple Award.
AssignmentThe Assignment: Humans of CMA New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. New York City is a powerhouse for mass media, trade, finance, art, fashion and entertainment. And the College Media Association is one of the largest gatherings of college media specialists and advisers each year. Emulating the style of Humans of New York, your assignment is to document the visitors to New York City for the College Media Association conference. This is your chance to meet someone new. Get to know them. Tell their story in a new environment. Go beyond the superficial. There are three key components this adventure: getting to know someone, taking their photo and telling their story.
- Get to know someone new or someone from a new angle at the CMA conference (a student, an adviser or a staff member).
- Take a photo of them in the New York City environment, preferably not the hotel lobby. Visit the website and emulate that street photography style.
- Document a vignette of that person’s visit to NYC and write that up in a style similar to what Brandon might do. Put that information in the Description metadata field.