Q: What exactly is this?

The Picture Kentucky Workshop was founded in 2004 by Chris Poore and Dave LaBelle as an immersive photojournalism experience for students. Participants spend 4 days learning in small groups from professional coaches from around the country in the skills of documentary photojournalism and short film making.

Q: Who runs the Picture Kentucky Workshop?

A: The workshop is made up of a team of volunteers from around the country who are dedicated to teaching students the art and skills of visual storytelling. It was created and is operated by the Kentucky Kernel, a non-profit media organization of student publications at the University of Kentucky. David Stephenson is the workshop director.

Q: Who can attend the Picture Kentucky Workshop?

A: The workshop is intended primarily for Kentucky Kernel students, KRNL students and University of Kentucky journalism students. We anticipate also having students from Kentucky State University join us. If we have space, other students may attend and we can allow non-students to attend the workshop. Please inquire in you are interested.

Q: Do I get class credit for attending the PKY workshop?

A: The answer is “maybe.” The workshop is available for class credit as an elective if you are a journalism student and it will fit your degree requirements. You can register for JOU 497 Picture Kentucky Workshop through controlled enrollment and earn 2 credit hours. Contact David Stephenson for more information.

Q: How much does it cost to attend?

A: It depends. Tuition will be set in the near future, but we expect it to be $250 or less. If you are taking this as a UK Journalism class, you will not pay the workshop tuition. Students will be responsible for the food and lodging expenses. We have a group rate at a local hotel. More information will be available in September.