6:35: Curtain Raiser
6:45: Presentation by Ash Adams.
Ash Adams is a photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska who works primarily for national and international media. Adams' work has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, Rolling Stone, TIME, GEO, Stern, Aljazeera America, and other national and international publications. Adams is a recipient of a National Geographic Society grant for an extensive project in 2018 and 2019, a 2018 VSCO Voices grantee, and was named one of Time’s 51 Instagram photographers to follow in 2016. In 2019, Adams was awarded one of six Sony Alpha Female Creator-in-Residence awards to work on a project in various regions of the United States in 2020.