The exhibition What Matters Now? Proposals for a New Front Page will combine the crowd sourcing of images and ideas with the curatorial engagement of six experienced individuals. Each will host a table and a conversation within the space, where on corresponding walls each group will present its proposals for the contents of a 'New Front Page' in a post-9/11, globalized world. As part of the exhibition, a series of conversations between What Matters Now? table-hosts will take place. Join us to hear Stephen Mayes and Joel Meyerowitz discuss the goals and challenges of this project, as well as give insight into their decision-making processes as they try to decide what should we be looking at?
Stephen Mayes has worked with photography, art and journalism for 25 years. He is currently Managing Director of VII Photo, representing some of the world's leading photojournalists, and continues to maintain his assignment as co-Secretary to the World Press Photo competition. Stephen regularly writes and broadcasts on the ethics and realities of photographic practice.
Joel Meyerowitz is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in over 350 international exhibitions. He is a two-time Guggenheim fellow, a recipient of both NEA and NEH awards, as well as a recipient of the Deutscher Fotobuchpreis. He has published over fifteen books, including Cape Light (1978), Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks (Aperture, October 2009) and Aftermath: The World Trade Center Archive (2006). He lives in New York and is represented by Edwynn Houk Gallery.