As with all media, massive changes are underway in photography. A major
shift is elevating the role of the amateur who, equipped with digital
cameras and cell phones capable of recording images, now plays a major
role in visually defining the world we live in. Will images, such as
those from the London bombing captured by cell phones, or photographs
from Abu Ghraib ultimately replace those made by professionals? What
will be the role of the professional in this reconfigured world?
A panel led by Fred Ritchin Associate Chair, Dept. of Photography Director, PixelPress will discuss the above issue.
Panel members are Pancho Bernasconi, Getty Images; Jake Dobkin, Gothamist.com; Kenny Irby, Poynter Institute; Mark Lubell, Director, Magnum Photos New York; JeffreyScales, Picture Editor, The New York Times and Adam Seifer, CEO, Fotolog.com.
This event will be held at New York University