Liv Ferguson

• (310) 897-1764 • livrferguson@gmail.com • 

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EDUCATION

Academy of Art University - San Francisco, California                June 2015 - December 2018

     Master of Fine Art, Photography

Cabrillo College - Aptos, California                          September 2014 - May 2015

     Photography

University of California, Santa Cruz                        September 2010 - June 2014

     Bachelor of Arts, English Literature; Minor in Italian Studies

     Semester Study Abroad: Bangkok, Thailand and Rome, Italy

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Greenpeace USA - Washington, DC                June 2016 - Present

     Contributing Photographer

          As the photo intern, I assisted the Photo Editor and Director of Communications with daily assignments; developed a personal photography project; managed the online photo database; photographed Greenpeace actions as well as rallies, protests, and major newsworthy events on the East coast; and collaborated with the Communications department on behalf of the Photo Team. Since the end of my internship, I have photographed Greenpeace actions and related events that have taken place nationwide and abroad.

de Young Museum and Legion of Honor - San Francisco, California                  April 2016 - June 2016

     Event Programs Photographer

        I photographed the weekly "Friday Nights at the de Young" events, as well as the installation and de-installations in the Kimball Gallery for the monthly Artist-in-Residence. 

Click Scan Share - Lafayette, California                October 2015 - May 2016

     Photo Technician

       I was in charge of the entirety of the Photo Department, and my daily duties involved digitizing photos and album pages; scanning slides and negatives; and editing and restoring old photos. I assisted coworkers in other departments when they needed help and I was expected to assist customers by answering their questions, assembling their projects, and working with them on the kiosks. 

Freelance Photographer                                           April 2015 - April 2016

     Music and Event photographer

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SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, InDesign, Bridge), Photo Mechanic, Cyberduck, Studio Lighting, Video, Wordpress, Mailchimp, Social Media Management (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), Microsoft Office Suite

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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Women Photojournalists of Washington                            April 2018 - Present

Secretary

I am responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administration of WPOW’s communications; maintaining a databases of members, donors, and interested individuals; taking minutes at all meetings of the Board; and sending general announcements via a quarterly email newsletter and WPOW social media pages.

American Society of Media Photographers                        January 2018 - Present

National Press Photographer’s Association                      August 2016 - Present

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EXHIBITIONS

Holga Out of the Box Exhibition - Dallas, Texas                  September - December 2016

Cabrillo College Spring Show - Aptos, California                        May - June 2015

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OTHER

WPOW Portfolio Review - Washington, DC February 2019

Attendee

Women in Visual Journalism Conference - Denver, Colorado September 2018

Attendee

Magnum Photography Workshop - London, United Kingdom              March 2017

     With David Alan Harvey