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Chandler Griffin

Chandler Griffin
Profession: Media Literacy
Status: Barefoot Workshops
Location: New York , United States ( LGA )
Home base: New York
URL: http://www.barefootworkshops.org
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Organization: Barefoot Workshops
Journal: http://barefootworkshops.wordpress.com/
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Skype: Chandler chandler.griffin
Mobile phone: 917-385-9343
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Member since: 15 Oct 2007 17:10


Chandler is a New York City-based, documentary filmmaker and educator, as well as the Founding Director of Barefoot Workshops. He has more than ten years of experience instructing over fifty film and video workshops, starting out at the prestigious International Film & Television Workshops in Maine.

His projects have since taken him to Latin America, North America, the UK, Africa, India and the Middle East. He has developed and produced educational programs in northern Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, South Africa, Honduras, Jordan, Kuwait, Israel, Palestine, Bahrain and various locations in the USA. He is a founding member of Video Volunteers and served on Jackson Hole Film Festival’s Global Insight Advisory Committee.

Chandler started The Arnold & Friends Fund to fundraise for AIDS orphans in Zimbabwe. He has collaborated with Navsarjan Trust, PLANusa, 1 Giant Leap, PBS, The American Cancer Society, FXB International, The Ford Foundation, Academy for Educational Development, Creative Associates, RFK Center for Human Rights, Ocean Classroom, FilmAid International, UNESCO, UNAIDS/UNDP, the State Department’s Middle East Partnership Initiative and the President’s Digital Freedom Initiative. He holds a BFA in Photography and a BFA in Video/Film from the Savannah College of Art & Design.


Recent Post

1 Week Photo Doc Workshop - Amy Toensing

One-Week Documentary Photography – The Mississippi Delta
Dates: February 5th-12th, 2012

Instructor: Amy Toensing
Homepage: http://www.barefootworkshops.org/workshops/DOCworkshops_UnitedStates.html
Contact: info@barefootworkshops.org
Tuition: $1,200.00 (includes tuition and food. Does not include housing)

Check out the other documentary workshops we offer in The Mississippi Delta:

Contact: info@barefootworkshops.org

Amy Toensing began her career in photojournalism in 1994, covering the community she grew up in for her hometown paper, The Valley News in New Hampshire. She then went on to work for The New York Times in Washington DC covering Capitol Hill and the White House during the Clinton administration. In 1998 Amy went back to school to earn her masters degree in visual communication at Ohio University. In 1999 she was awarded the National Geographic Magazine Photo Internship and embarked on her first story for the magazine on the remote island of Monhegan, 12 miles off the Maine coast. Since then she has been a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine as well as numerous other national and international publications, taking her around the globe to Asia, the South Pacific, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Her stories are often intimate essays reflecting the lives of ordinary people. She has also covered issues such as welfare reform, Muslim women living in western culture and Hurricane Katrina. Toensing is currently working on her thirteenth story for National Geographic Magazine. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Time Magazine and National Geographic Traveler.

Amy lives in the Hudson Valley of New York with her husband Matt Moyer who is also a National Geographic Contributing Photographer.

Barefoot Workshops is a New York City-based not-for-profit 501©3, founded in 2004, that offers short, intensive workshops around the world in narrative and documentary filmmaking. We assist organizations and individuals to use media, music and the arts, to accelerate progress and program goals in areas such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, conflict resolution, resettlement, youth empowerment, civil rights, and democracy building. We have worked with partners as diverse as UNESCO, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, The U.S. State Department and The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), to pioneer new formats and “media templates” that reinforce citizen-led, community-owned solutions to these challenges.

The main goal of Barefoot Workshops is to equip students with the knowledge and confidence to use the latest and most sophisticated equipment while having a foundation that allows a person to create beautiful images and story, regardless of the tools. At Barefoot, growing and learning as a filmmaker means growing and learning as an individual.

04 Feb 2012 01:02 | 0 replies


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