John Stanmeyer Workshop Final Presentation

You’re invited to close out the first anual Porto Photo Festival with this special event. Join John Stanmeyer and his workshop students as they present the work they created during the festival.

Photo by John Stanmeyer
A sand tornado or Dust Devil pass through as tens of thousands of Kurds flee an Islamic State assault on Kobani in Syria and stream across the border into the Turkish town of Dikmetas on Saturday, September 20, 2014. This was day two of the exodus when 200,000 Syrian’s, mostly Kurds, crossed into Turkey in 72 hours.

This will be the closing event of this first years edition.

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“The Candid Frame” Interviews organiser Anna Gunn

Last week, PortoPhotoFest‘s director Anna Gunn was interviewed by Ibarionex Perello for The Candid Frame podcast.

Hi! Anna here — in the run up to the PortoPhotoFest I have heard the “what made you decide to run this festival?” question more times than I can remember. I’ve never hidden the fact that this is a festival that I dreamt of, and that the photographers here are people I have learnt from and admire.

But the story of how this festival came about is a little longer to explain, and when I was invited by Ibarionex to tell that story on The Candid Frame, I was petrified… and then delighted!

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