All are invited to the Inland Empire Professional Photographers and Videographers annual Open House event extravaganza. We are thrilled to present The Art of Photojournalism, featuring two award-winning, top-tier, working still image and video photojournalists, special guest presenters, great refreshments, raffles, door prizes, giveaways, fun, friends, and family! Let’s get together.
Meet Our Guests
Pierson has been staff photographer with the Riverside Press-Enterprise for 18 years and an award winning professional photojournalist for over 30 years. He covers the Inland Empire, Riverside County, San Bernardino County and some Los Angeles sporting events. He has been PPAGLA Photographer of the Year eight times and NPPA West Region Monthly Clip Contest POY winner six times. He enjoys meeting and documenting the people of the Inland Empire and sharing the art of photojournalism.
Ernesto has been a photojournalist for 28 years. Since he was 13 years old, he knew he wanted to be a television cameraman. He grew up in the Coachella Valley and San Joaquin valley working in the grape fields with his parents and siblings. The work ethic, passion, and pride that his parents instilled in him taught Ernesto to follow his dreams of an education and a better way of life, which led him to journalism and becoming a visual storyteller.
Frederick Van Johnson
Frederick is a professional photographer and a passionate entrepreneur. He is also a marketer and host of the popular photography podcast — “This Week in Photo”.