Join us at the ICP School for a special screening of Andrea Pritchard’s new documentary, Risk: Women on the Frontline, featuring conflict photojournalists Alexandra Avakian, Carol Guzy, and Yunghi Kim. After the screening, featured photographers and director Andrea Pritchard will discuss the film, their experiences covering tension and unrest, and what moves them to keep returning to the frontlines. The conversation will be moderated by Indira Williams Babic, director of photography and visual resources at Newseum in Washington DC.
This is a free event, but please register in advance. ICP Members have access to preferred seating in our reserved members’ section.
About Risk: Women on the Front Line
Photojournalists Alexandra Avakian, Carol Guzy, and Yunghi Kim reveal their stories. What drives them to the frontline and keeps them returning. A documentary that gives insight into a very small group of brave and passionate women committed to the engagement of conflict, even after all the other cameras are gone. An intimate portrait about a select group of storytellers.
New York City–born photojournalist Alexandra Avakian began her professional career in 1983, after graduating from Sarah Lawrence College and attending the International Center of Photography. She has covered many of the most important issues of her time. Her photographs have been published in National Geographic, Time, Life, the New York Times, and the New York Times Lens blog, and extensively in many other publications in the US and throughout Europe and Asia. She has been exhibited widely including at the Annenberg Space for Photography, the Corcoran Museum, the Goethe House, the Brooklyn Museum, NYU Tisch School for the Arts, and the Pingyao Photo Festival, among others, and three times at Visa Pour L'Image in Perpignan, France. Avakian has appeared in books published by National Geographic, including her own photo and text memoir Windows of the Soul, as well as Time Life Books, Clarkson Potter Books, and others. Avakian has appeared on CNN (Anderson Cooper 360), Fox Business News, VOA TV, and in the documentaries The War Photographers and Steven Soderbergh’s An Amazing Time: A Conversation About “End of the Road.” She has done radio shows across the US and is a frequent public speaker.
Carol Guzy is a freelance photographer contracted with Zuma Press. She previously worked for the Washington Post from 1988–2014 as a staff photographer. She graduated in 1978 with an associate’s degree in registered nursing from Northhampton County Area Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, her hometown. A change of heart led her to study photography at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she graduated in 1980 with an applied science associate’s degree in photography. While at the Art Institute, she interned at the Miami Herald, which hired her as a staff photographer upon her graduation. After eight years there—during which she won the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography (as one of a two-member team covering the Armero, Columbia mudslide)—she moved to Washington, DC to become a staff photographer for the Washington Post. She has been honored twice with the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography for her coverage of the military intervention in Haiti and the devastating mudslide in Armero, Colombia. She has received a third Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for her work in Kosovo as well. She is the only journalist to ever receive a fourth Pulitzer for coverage of the Haitian earthquake in 2010. She has been named “Photographer of the Year” for the National Press Photographers Association three times and eight times for the White House News Photographers Association and has earned other prestigious awards in her chosen profession of photojournalism.
Yunghi Kim is a photojournalist who has covered some of the biggest international stories in the last 34 years. Kim came to the United States from her native South Korea at age 10. She graduated from Boston University in 1984 and was a staff photographer at the Boston Globe for seven years. Kim was a member of Contact Press Images in 1995 to 2008 and currently a special contributor.
Kim has covered conflicts and in-depth, issue-driven stories all over the world. Intimate storytelling and giving a voice to her subjects through the camera remain important to her. Kim is most proud of her documentation of the lives of the former South Korean Comfort Women. Kim has received some of the profession's highest accolades, including the World Press Photo Awards, Poyi awards including Magazine Photographer of the Year by POYi (one of two woman to receive it ), the Olivier Rebbot and the John Faber Awards from the Overseas Press Club, Visa D’Or for News, the White House Press Photographers, Boston Press Photographers Association, Communication in Arts and Society for News Design, and recipient of Distinguished Alumni Award from Boston University.
Kim has also worked on extensive magazine commissioned assignments. She has been published in Time, Newsweek, Businessweek, US News and World Report, Life, Forbes, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Texas Monthly, Golf Magazine, People, Vogue, New York Times, and the New Yorker.
Andrea Pritchard is an accomplished photographer and visual artist. Her background having touched on includes all aspects of visual arts, which translates into dynamic and striking imagery. She holds a graduate degree in visual journalism and a BFA from Concordia University. Her images document and capture evocative and emotional moments.
Pritchard began photographing and documenting at the age of seven. This evolving passion has been a constant thread throughout her life. She has been a designer, art director, and has worked with and mentored many talented artists. Her work has been featured on several photography sites including, Exposure, Evidence Gallery, Art of Mob, The Whole Story. Pritchard has exhibited at Concordia University, John Abbott College, Desjardins, and the Story of the Creative New York, among others. She was nominated for a JUNO for her album design work for April Wine. Pritchard is the director of Risk: Women on the Frontline.
Indira Williams Babic is the director of photography and visual resources at the Newseum. In this role, she oversees the research, acquisition, digital processing, rights management, and preservation of the Newseum’s collection of more than 500,000 historic images. Babic has managed and curated all images that have appeared in Newseum exhibits since the museum opened in its current location in 2008, including the original 14 galleries and more than 35 changing exhibits. Babic has more than 20 years of experience working in photography. Prior to joining the Newseum, she was a researcher for one of the first online stock photo services, a co-producer for a television variety show in Spain, and an editor for a book publisher in Panama.