Kalish 2017 faculty and participants explain why they attended and what they experienced. Video by Chris Zuppa and Willie Allen, Jr.

Dates set for 2019 Kalish: June 24 - 29

The Kalish brings together visual editors, producers, photographers and designers who communicate across all platforms: web, mobile, social media and print.

Held at the Rochester Institute of Technology, The Kalish focuses on excellence in visual storytelling while embracing its historical values of picture editing, leadership, ethics, diversity and managing through example.  

Since 1989, the workshop is a hands-on, collaborative learning environment. We kick it old school in the world of new media.

If you are looking to be inspired, or need guidance and support to sharpen your visual storytelling skills, apply for The Kalish today.

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Advice at 25

In honor of the 25th Kalish workshop, a group of editors and visual journalists offer advice to their 25-year-old selves.

Video production by Luanne Dietz, Chloe Coleman and Danny Gawlowski.

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The Mark J. Edelson Picture Editing Scholarship

To honor his memory and 20 years of dedication to The Kalish, Mark Edelson's family has established The Mark J. Edelson Picture Editing Scholarship, which will fund a recipient's tuition and travel expenses to the workshop every year. In the spirit of Mark's contributions and his legacy, the workshop continues to be grounded in inspiration, mentorship, education and "family" for visual editors.

Donate to the scholarship fund or learn more.

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The 2013 Kalish Experience

The Kalish visual editing workshop brings together visual editors, producers, photographers and designers who communicate across all platforms: Web, tablet, mobile and print.

Video production by Kent Truog.

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The 2012 Kalish Experience

Kalish faculty and participants talk about what makes the workshop experience unique.

Video production by Kent Truog.

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The Kalish Experience: Kevin Riddell

Kevin Riddell, a recent graduate from the Ohio University School of Visual Communication, shares his experience at the 2009 Kalish Workshop.

Photographs by Kevin Martin. Production by Danny Gawlowski.

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Meet the Kalishers: 2012 photo booth

Kalish is intense education and inspiration. But, it's also a lot of fun. Meet the 2012 Kalish participants and faculty through this photo booth set up in the hallway to the workshop sessions.

Production by Danny Gawlowski.

2019 workshop dates: JUNE 24 - 29 at the Rochester Institute of Technology

2019 application deadline: april 1

Scholarships available: read more

If you have found yourself on The Kalish website, Congratulations! There is no workshop out there like it. Life-altering is a good way to describe my amazing week in Muncie. Besides the countless skills taught by their master faculty, I now have a network of terrific friends across the country and we regularly root each other on.


Staff Photographer, New York Daily News

Co-sponsored by the National Press Photographers Foundation (http://www.nppa.org/about_us/foundation/), a non-profit 501(c)3 tax exempt organization

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