Behind the Lens: Insights from the Campaign Trail with Andrew Harnik and Maddie McGarvey

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Event Date: Thur, Sept 5, 2024 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM MST

Santa Fe Workshops collection of free online events, Creativity Continues, presents an exclusive evening with Getty Images Photographer Andrew Harnik, responsible for covering the president of the United States, and freelance documentary photographer Maddie McGarvey, whose work has been featured in The New York Times, TIME, and numerous other publications. Together, they offer valuable insights into their experiences covering politics on the campaign trail.

Join us for Andrew’s and Maddie’s insights into the intricacies of covering politics as photographers on the campaign trail. Behind the scenes, the reality is far from glamorous. Photographers often grapple with the challenges of “hurry up and wait,” striving to differentiate their images amidst a crowded field of other photographers. They navigate tightly packed areas teeming with press and politicians, some of whom are openly hostile towards media presence. 

Andrew and Maddie examine the practicalities of rapid in-field editing, ensuring timely delivery of photos to editors. Strategies for maintaining creativity in stagnant environments and the imperative of journalistic neutrality, irrespective of personal beliefs, are explored. Additionally, they engage in a discourse on the current state of this year’s election compared to previous cycles. Undoubtedly, this is a remarkable moment in American political history, and there’s much to analyze and dissect.

Andrew and Maddie end their evening presentation with a lively Q & A session with the webinar audience. Even if you can’t make the live event, a recording of it will be available for all those registered.

Creativity Continues is a program that collectively develops creative voices by offering connection and encouraging expression. Because the goal is to engage all within our creative community, we encourage you to extend invitations and share Santa Fe Workshops Creativity Continues events with anyone who expresses an interest.

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Santa Fe Workshops Creativity Continues Insights from the Campaign Trail with Andrew Harnik and Maddie McGarvey