Blink Connect 2019
On March 28, visual storytellers and creatives from around the world joined us for Blink Connect 2019, a video and photo portfolio review. This was Blink’s third annual portfolio review, and to keep pushing the boundaries of how we envision these community initiatives, we collaborated with
IWMF to bring much-needed skill sets and advice to the community.
We’d like to say a special thank you to
Grado Labs, Adorama, Epidemic Sound, FREEHOLD, Hudson Whiskey, Saraghina Bakery, Jägermeister & everyone else who made this initiative possible.
Take some time to look through the highlights from the day.
Giada De Agostinis, Communications Manager at photograph and as Editor at Paper Journal, reviews work at the March 28 event. From top left to bottom right: Blink staff check-in reviewers and participants; Liv Astrid Sverdrup, Director of Exhibitions and Deputy Director at the Nobel Peace Center, reviews Bunni Elian’s work; BRIGHT Magazine’s Marion Durand spends time with Mary Kang; and Angelika Hala, photo editor at Stern, at Blink Connect 2019. The New Republic’s Photo Director, Stephanie Heimann, with a participant at Blink Connect 2019. From top left to bottom right: Filmmaker and photographer Zack Canepari with Joannie Lafrenière; Kennedi Carter shares her work at Blink Connect 2019; Joannie Lafrenière with a film crew on March 28; Photographer Alexey Yurenev, with the Photography Director of National Audubon Society, Sabine Meyer. Associate Photo Editor at TIME, Kara Milstein. Associate Producer at VICE News Tonight on HBO, Cassandra Giraldo, with filmmaker Joannie Lafrenière. From top left to bottom right: Austin Merrill, Writer, Editor & co-founder of Everyday Africa and The Everyday Projects, with visual storyteller Tamara Merino; Nick Kirkpatrick, Photo Editor at The Washington Post, reviews work; Joe Fornabaio, Picture Editor at The Wall Street Journal, speaks with Veronica Cardenas; Blink’s Andrew Moynehan speaks with an attendee at Blink Connect 2019. Sid Lee’s Justin Mignot at Blink Connect 2019. Reviewer Kris Graves, Director at Kris Graves Projects, speaks with photographer Sarah Blesener From left to right: Ysabel Pinyol, Curatorial Director for Mana Contemporary; Zach Caldwell Director of Photography at VICE News Tonight on HBO; Anna Goldwater Alexander, Director of Photography at WIRED, with Cole Wilson; Kunbi Oni, Art Historian, Faculty at SVA & Coordinator at General Counsel’s Office at the MoMA; and Luis Velarde, National Video Editor at The Washington Post. Francesca Marani, Photo Editor at Vogue Italia, at Blink Connect 2019. From left to right: Blink’s Executive Producer Jon Protas talks with visual artist Lieh Sugai; Quito Ziegler, Co-founder of WRRQ Collective; Melanie Metz’s image shown at Blink Connect 2019; Stephen Frailey, Editor at DEAR DAVE, Director of Education at Red Hook Labs, sits next to reviewer Amber Terranova, Consultant for Magnum Photos Education; reviewers at Blink Connect 2019. Annick Shen, Deputy Director for Adobe’s Editorial Content Team. From top left to bottom right: Lorenzo Fanton, Art Director at Pentagram, with Cole Wilson; Christian Delsol, Media Specialist, Media, and Communications Branch, UNFPA, talks with photographer Ashley Crowther; Jehan Jillani, Picture & Visuals Editor at The Guardian US; Mito Habe-Evans, Creative Director of Video at NPR. From top left to bottom right: Blink Connect 2019; Nicolas Jimenez, the Director of Photography at Le Monde, reviews work; David Barreda, Deputy of Visuals for Topic; Visual storyteller Amanda Mustard with BBC’s Anna Bressanin; Stephen Frailey, Editor at DEAR DAVE, Director of Education at Red Hook Labs. From top to bottom right: Peggy Sue Amison, Artistic Director of East Wing; Julien Jourdes, Co-founder & CCO at Blink; and Jehan Jillani, Picture & Visuals Editor at The Guardian US.