Bill Gentile


Video Journalism Workshops
Learn to harness the power of visual storytelling. Next Workshop:
October 2 - 5, Washington, DC

Bill Gentile brings 30 years of field experience in visual communication to consult and advise on documentary projects built for success.
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To every new assignment, Bill Gentile brings over three decades of experience on five continents and nearly every facet of journalism to consistently produce work outstanding for its
quality and integrity.
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Peter Holley, graduate of the four-day Backpack Journalism Workshop, reveals one face of the Occupy movement through the eyes of this man.

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Backpack Journalism Workshops

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Nicaragua Photos on Cover of Joan Didion's "A Book of Common Prayer"

WASHINGTON, DC, 19 August 2014 — I received confirmation this morning that two of the images from my book of photographs, “Nicaragua,” will be used as the cover of Audible’s ... Read More

Making Video in Post-Genocide Rwanda

NYAMATA, Rwanda, 29 July 2014 — Chantal was the interpreter working for a colleague and I who visited Rwanda in 1996. We were on assignment for “ABC’s Nightline With Ted ... Read More

Use Long Lenses to "Pull" elements of the Image Together

ARUSHA, Tanzania, 2 August 2014 — A Masai goat herder tends to his animals on a highway just outside of Arusha, on the way to Tanzania’s National Park. Had I ... Read More

Re-visiting the Rwandan Genocide

NYAMATA, Rwanda, 29 July 2014 — Some of the 800,000 victims of Rwanda’s 1994 Genocide are buried in a memorial here, in this town about an hour’s drive south of ... Read More

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Workshops

Emmy award winning backpack video journalist Bill Gentile teaches people to produce powerful TV and web productions. Information is power, and we aim to help you harness that power to document and to change the world.

Production

To every new assignment, Bill Gentile brings over three decades of experience on five continents and nearly every facet of journalism to consistently produce work outstanding for its quality and integrity.

Consulting

Gentile helps organizations close the gap between managers and the younger generation of employees, assuring seasoned members of the shop that they have a place in the world of leaner and more agile news and information gathering.

I began my career in the golden days of journalism when the craft still was about information as opposed to entertainment, and when the men and women who practiced the craft believed that information can make a difference.

That belief has often taken me to places inhabited by the poor, the illiterate and the oppressed, places where journalists are so desperately needed. In all of these places, I have found people with the grace, the dignity and the generosity of spirit to allow me to tell their stories, to practice my craft.

The work that you see here exists largely because the people depicted allowed me to work among them. I am deeply grateful for that privilege, and this work is a tribute to them. I hope it has made a difference.

--Bill Gentile, Washington, D.C.

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