APA Open Talk featuring Jessica Hirsch, Megan Allen and Kezi Ban

Thu 26th Mar, 2020 – 6:00pm–7:30pm

Posted by APA Chicago


Thu 26th Mar, 2020

Online webinar


Free admission

Photograph of Jessica Hirsch, Megan Allen, and Kezi Ban

This week's Open Talk webinar features photographers Jessica Hirsch, Megan Allen and Kezi Ban.

How it works:

Photographer & APA New York Chairman, Travis W. Keyes will moderate these weekly discussions.
We will have a selection of speakers each week and be accepting questions from those listening.
For this virtual event, the link will allow for 100 participants to connect through Zoom.
Additionally all other will be able to follow and view through our YouTube channel. 

Register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wakQD0ibTAytu_9En7hmow

Once the Zoom registration is full, anyone can watch live (or later) on the YouTube Channel. 

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUKyfXZIlqK6BSbgbYF5RKg

Each week co-hosts will include APA board members, APA members as well as others from the photo community. We will invite professionals who can also provide guidance. This will include immediate concerns and general questions from taxes to labor laws, payroll, copyright and more.

About the speakers

Travis W. Keyes, Moderator and Photographer—Having forged his path into the world of photography after a career in nightlife and entertainment, Travis brings a sharp and unique aesthetic to his photography. Discovering a new sense of happiness and fulfillment in his work, he founded Travis W Keyes Photography and EventsOne photography in 2014. He has been focused on growing his business, craft and client list ever since. With a quick look at his work (a who's who in fashion and celebrities), one can see why he is always in high demand.

Jessica Hirsch, Founder & Photographer @Cheat Day Eats & Your Room Service—Jessica Hirsch is the founder and CEO of CheatDayEats which is a lifestyle brand and production company focused on food, travel, and fitness. Her look, style and fun personality combined with her unique content creation are not the only things that set her head & shoulders above the crowded world of influencers. Jessica’s high quality photography and videography landed her on the Sony’s Alpha Collective Team - a group of the finest photographers in the World.

Megan Allen, Photographer @Studio Twenty-Two—Megan Allen was one of five recipients of the original Sony Alpha Female Creator-In-Residence grants. With over 6,000 applicants, Megan was chosen to help pave the road less traveled by female photographers in the industry. Megan is one of the most in demand wedding photographers in the country and founder of Studio Twenty-Two.

Kezi Ban, Photographer & Board Member @American Photographic Artists NY—Kezi Ban is a commercial photographer and director who is represented by Blonde Artists. She uses a mixture of irony, humor, seduction, and empowerment as a baseline for her work. Crossing between reality and conceptual, she invites the viewer to take a closer look at what is going on in the scene, moving or still. Within the past 6 years, she has worked with creative agencies and major brands such as Puma, Adidas, Net-A-Porter, HBO, Higher Dose, and We Are Social. Her work has also appeared in Elle, Style, Glamour Mag, Vogue, and O Magazine.