Women in Focus Miami
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The Festival

Women in Focus Miami, brought to you by Leica Store Miami, is a photography exhibition and weekend festival dedicated to bringing visibility to leading women in the photographic industry who shoot with Leica. Through photography presentations, panel talks, image review, and a women's-only workshop, this multi-day event will provide an outlet for photographers to discuss and empower women and their advocates within the industry. 

Unless otherwise specified, all events will take place at Leica Store Miami, 372 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Exact times are tentative. More details to follow.

July 24-27

Women in focus Miami Portrait Workshop with Maggie Steber

In conjunction with the Women in Focus Miami festival, Leica Store Miami is proud to announce the first ever all women’s workshop with acclaimed documentary photographer Maggie Steber. In this three-day workshop, you will have an opportunity to show your work in a group setting of women photographers, receive editing and sequencing feedback from Maggie Steber and your creative peers, as well as collaborate in a hands-on portrait session. Learn more…


7 PM - Partner event at the coral gables museum

The Making of The Art Of Compassion: From Conception to Exhibition - Hear from the participants of the museum’s current exhibit, The Art of Compassion. Join the curator, as well as photographers and women featured in the exhibition as they discuss the power of photography used for social change, how the images were made and how the participants were touched by the experience. Visit www.coralgablesmuseum.org to learn more…

Friday, July 26

7 PM - Women in focus Miami Gallery Opening & Reception

Meet the stars behind the show. Join us in kicking off the first ever Women in Focus Miami weekend during this gallery opening and reception of featured artists. Generally sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery.

saturday, July 27

4:00 PM - Leica Lounge with Vivianne Peckham

Join us in the Leica Lounge for a keynote presentation by documentary photographer Vivianne Peckham. Vivianne will discuss documenting activism on Capitol Hill  & finding the unusual in a predictable city.

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5:30 PM - Round Table Discussion

Gather round as we discuss sexism in the industry and the challenges women face. Featuring: Jonelle Davies, Michelle Lisa Polissaint, Starr Sariego, Gesi Schilling, Alexandra Vivas & Roza Vulf.

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Post-Discussion libations

sunday, July 28

11:00 AM - Leica Lounge, Brunch ED., with Maggie Steber & annie flanagan

Enjoy mimosas and small breakfast bites during this interview-style Leica Lounge.

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12:30 PM - Group Photo Slam

Listen in as audience-submitted photos are critiqued by a panel of local photographers including: Maria Martinez Cañas, Lauren Koplowitz & Erika Blanco.

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2:00 PM - Print Swap

Share your work, collect prints from other women photographers and discuss the importance of photography and the printed image.

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