COVID-19 Response

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Stay Home! And enjoy photography

Dear Friends,

in these unprecedented times of uncertainty, turmoil and social distancing, here’s list of things photography lovers can do to stay inspired – and indoors.

Make Photographs

The photo contest Forecast 2020, is the Annual Survey Exhibition of San Francisco-based photo gallery SF Camerawork.
Submit your work by April 10 and automatically become a member of SF Camerawork and support this great organization that promotes emerging photographers and has been a pillar of the San Francisco photo community since 1974.

Submit to the many calls for entry featured in the blog Lenscratch – while you are at it, sign up for their newsletter and get a daily dose of inspiration.

Get inspired by National Geographic’s finest to #StayHomeWithLeica.

Learn about Photography

MoMa has an online class ‘Seeing through Photographs‘ through Coursera.
MoMa also offers many other online classes on Art as well.

Attend virtual classes and lectures available through the Photo Agency VII. Members of the Photo Agency include former Forum speakers Ed Kashi and Tomas Van Houtryve.

Follow the virtual photo festival Focus on the Story starting April 1 till June 2020.

Check out the new series of conversations and presentations from Leica USA: #StayHomewithLeica.

Watch movies and videos on photography

Enjoy 10 free movies on photography and photojournalism.

Check out some of the many Ted Talk videos on photography and on how photography can change your world. Don’t miss great talks by iconic photographers JR and Paul Nicklen.

Browse through the dozens of videos and interviews with leading photojournalist in the archive of Photo Wings.

Enjoy more inspiration from this list of 25 best documentaries and bio pics on famous photographers.

Support Photographers

Women Photograph is a great organization that supports women photographers.
The groups includes former Forum speakers: Lynn Johnson, Maggie Steber and Stephanie Sinclair.
Women Photograph is collecting funds to provide support to freelance photographers who need help in these difficult times.
Please consider supporting them, if you can.

Become a member of great organization that promote photography such as the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA and help support them.

If you have suggestion to add to this list, please send them to and we will continue to update this list.

Stay safe & healthy!

Palo Alto Photography Forum