Tallinn, May 22, 2002. A total of 15 young Baltic press photographers
attended a two-day seminar in Tallinn, which was part of the World
Press Photo (WPPh) training programme How to Become a Good Press
The seminar, organized on May 17-18 by the Estonian Media Centre
and the Estonian Newspaper Association, and sponsored by Canon,
was devoted to analysing the participants' home assignments. The
analysis was made by Colin Jacobson, a press photo editor and trainer
of world renown.
The best of the assignments will be displayed on the sidelines of
the WPPh annual exhibition in September in Lithuania. This will
be preceded by an additional workshop in Jurmala, Latvia.
During the Tallinn seminar, Canon organized a blitz competition,
in which the participants from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania had
to take pictures with digital cameras of their colleagues under
the topic "There wouldn't be life without it!" The winners
of the competition were Egert Kamenik of
Postimees (Estonia), Normunds Mezins of AFI agency (Latvia) and
Tomas Kauneckas of the Verslo Zinios newspaper (Lithuania).
Estonian Media Centre