July 21| 7:30 | Rockport Opera House | Upstairs | Free and Open to the Public
Bob Sacha is an award-winning photographer, multimedia producer, documentary filmmaker, editor and teacher who first made his name as a magazine photojournalist. As a contributing photographer at both Life and National Geographic Magazine, he covered a variety of assignments around the world for more than 25 years, from New Orleans and New York City to China and Easter Island.
Recently he worked as a staff producer at the groundbreaking multimedia production studio MediaStorm.org, where his projects were nominated for three National News Emmys and won awards from the Online News Association, Editor & Publisher, the New York Photo Festival, the White House News Photographers Association and The Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards.
Times of Crisis, a year in the life of the world’s financial meltdown, won the Documentary Project of the Year in the 67th Picture of the Year International competition among many other awards. It was produced and edited in collaboration with Thompson Reuters, as was his first MediaStorm project, Bearing Witness: FIve Years of the Iraq War,which also received multiple international honors.
Now an independent storyteller, Bob has directed, produced, shot and edited nonfiction video stories for Starbucks, Apple, The Asia Society, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Open Society Foundations, among other international clients.
He is currently an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the new City University of NY Graduate School of Journalism, a journalism school with the soul of a Silicon Valley startup. He teaches and consults worldwide on documentary storytelling and new media for the internet and continues to shoot and realize nonfiction films, primarily for the web.
Bob will be teaching Multimedia Master Class at MMW + C
DEBBIE FLEMING CAFFERY
Debbie Fleming Caffery is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute. She is highly regarded for her work in both fine art and documentary photography and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005. She is a winner of the Lou Stoumen Award (1996), the Governor of Louisiana's Award for Excellence in the Arts and a Katrina Media Fellowship, George Soros Foundation, 2006. Debbie has chronicled the Louisiana sugar industry in her book entitled, Carry Me Home, published by the Smithsonian Press, 1990. Her photographs are included in numerous public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Bibliotecque Nationale in Paris. A new book of her work of images of children has been published by Coedition Filigranes Editions, as part of a series they are publishing entitled L'Oiseau Rare. Twin Palms Press has published a monograph of her work, entitled The Shadows and her most recent book, entitled Polly.