Show & Tell: True Stories by PhotojournalistsShare +
Atlas Performing Arts CenterDoors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM Add to Calendar
SHOW IS ON FOR TONIGHT. Please contact Atlas if you have any questions at 202-399-7993. They are handling all ticketing for this show since it is part of the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival. Metrorail is running normally! Closest metro is Union Station (about 5 block walk) or Chinatown (about 10 min cab ride). More info about getting to theater.
DC’s best storytellers join forces with Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) to bring you a night of compelling, humorous, and mind-blowing true stories from women behind the scenes and on the front lines of world events and cultural trends. From Tanzania to rural America, these women have seen it all and are ready to tell their tales. Each story will be accompanied by photographs related to the story. Image above courtesy Charlie Shoemaker
Presented as part of Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival. Saturday, Feb 21 at 8:00pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center
For ages 16+
Thanks also to FotoDC for supporting the show
A native of Queens, N.Y., Nazly Confesor is a Public Affairs specialist/photojournalist in the U.S. Army Reserves. During her deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from 2011-2012, Nazly took photographs and wrote articles for various U.S. and NATO military units as well as highlighting the progress of the Afghan stability operations. Her photos have been published in numerous military, national and international media outlets. Seeing the slow, fruitful progress of promoting the importance of literacy when she visited the Daykundi Province, Nazly hopes to see a bright future for the women of Afghanistan. She aspires to work in a nongovernmental organization or a nonpartisan institution and contribute her cause for literacy and women's rights through the use of photography. She believes that women can establish a strong political, educational and economic foundation in developing countries. She currently resides in Washington, D.C. Nazly is a MCM candidate at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Janna Dotschkal is an Associate Photo Editor for National Geographic online. She contributes to National Geographic's Proof photography blog and curates the Webby award-winning Found archival Tumblr. She lives in a cozy northwest DC row house with her orange tabby cat, Donald.
WPOW President and editorial photographer Melissa Golden shoots the kinds of things you’re not supposed to talk about at the dinner table like politics, religion, and money. Her work is influenced by all the places she’s called home at some point- the brazen oddity and beauty of Southern California, the tradition of the Deep South, the storm light of rural Florida, the heady intrigue of the Middle East and the stiff formality of the District of Columbia. She may not know where she’s going next, but her pictures help her to keep track of where she’s been.
Jennifer has a varied career in visual journalism as a photographer, photo editor, photo assignments editor, multimedia editor and videographer. She is Vice President of Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW).
She has for worked for the The White House Photo Office, St. Petersburg Times, USA Today, National Geographic Books, AOL News and K12, Inc. In 2008, she founded Vita Images and Jennifer Heffner Photography, based in the Washington DC, area.
She works with a variety of high school and college students in her internship program throughout the year. She also served two years as president of American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP) DC/South Chapter (ASPP) and four years on the ASPP National Board.
She is a mom to four nonconformists kids ranging in age from 5 to 25, with her oldest son being a professional skydiver and videographer. She is married to Mike Heffner, also a professional photographer, who is also the toughest photo editor she knows.
Evelyn Hockstein is an award-winning photojournalist who has worked in more than 70 countries for The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time, and Newsweek. Evelyn has won two Pictures of the Year International awards, the Days Japan International Photojournalism award, and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Her work has been exhibited in the US, UK, South Africa, France, Japan, and Kenya, and her adventures have included traveling with Bill Clinton across Africa, getting lost with a group of crazy journalists in Eastern Congo and rescued by rebel soldiers, climbing in Pakistan for a story about the only female mountain rescue team, and scaling rigs in North Dakota for a project on the oil rich Bakken. She is currently based in Washington, D.C.
Jacquelyn Martin, current acting director and recent past-president of WPOW, is a staff photojournalist with the Associated Press in Washington, DC. Covering a diverse range of topics from the President at the White House to enterprise features around town, she has circumnavigated the globe covering the Secretary of State (twice) and is the last photojournalist to have made an image of Nelson Mandela before he passed away. When not on assignment for the AP, she can be found around the world working on personal projects or salsa dancing. Image courtesy Anna Kerns.
Amy Couchoud has been directing, coaching and teaching with SpeakeasyDC since 2007. Her directing credits for SpeakeasyDC include the sold-out runs of Chocolate Jesus, Chocolate Jesus: The Resurrection, The Sin Show and Bad Mommy Moments. Other storytelling credits include Logic, Luck and Love (co-director) and fellow teacher Joseph Price’s one many show Operating System (director). She was the co-creator and director of e-Geaux (beta). Amy is the co-producer of SpeakeasyDC’s annual Top Shelf show. Prior to joining SpeakeasyDC, Amy was a professional theatre artist who worked at Studio Theatre, Studio Theatre Secondstage, Folger Shakespeare Library and Arena Stage. She is a former faculty member of the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory.
WhereAtlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H Street Northeast Washington, DC 20002