Leading Photojournalist joins Bangkok Photo School


When the Wall Street Journal wanted a front cover photo to illustrate the recent political disturbances in Thailand, they chose an image made by photojournalist Jack Kurtz.

Kurtz, formerly Senior Staff Photographer at the Arizona Republic, relocated to Bangkok in 2012 and has been covering the political protests for Zuma Press. His image of anti-government protesters in the Thai capital is one of many from his coverage of the protests that have been published around the world.

In March 2014, Jack Kurtz joined the Bangkok Photo School, where he will be leading workshops in Reportage/Photojournalism for aspiring storytellers. Kurtz said, “The workshops are intended for anybody who wants to learn the techniques of effective visual storytelling”. Students will work on a three-week assignment, building and editing their own photo essay.

Also joining the Bangkok Photo School is leading portrait photographer, Carolyn O’Neill, who will be leading workshops in “Natural Light Portraiture”. O’Neill has built an impressive reputation as one of the region’s most sought-after portrait photographers and will share the techniques she uses during her 2-day workshops in Bangkok.


About Jack Kurtz  With over 30 years of experience in daily photojournalism, Jack Kurtz is a seasoned photojournalist and documentary travel photographer. As well as photographing his stories, he also researches and writes them. His recent focus has been on stories related to changes in our climate and the environment, economic development in Southeast Asia and human migration. Kurtz frequently works on self assigned projects in Southeast Asia, the American West, Mexico and Latin America. He is represented by Zuma Press and Wonderful machine.

About Carolyn O’Neill – Carolyn O’Neill is an American portrait photographer with a foundation in traditional photographic techniques.

About the Bangkok Photo School  The Bangkok Photo School was founded by professional photographer Gavin Gough in 2008. The school has taught classes and workshops to hundreds of photographers of all levels.The curriculum currently includes a popular Beginner’s photography class and workshops in Travel photography, Photojournalism, Portrait photography and Digital Post-Production.

Source: Press Release

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