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October 25-27, Austin, TX: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age Symposium

Harry Ransom Center at UT Austin
Symposium: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age
October 25-27, 2013

Registration is limited and open until October 10th or until filled. Cost: $100.

Magnum Photos has produced some of the most memorable images of the last century, shaping history and revolutionizing photography’s influence on modern culture.

This symposium at the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin brings together photographers, curators, and historians to discuss the ways in which Magnum Photos has continually reinvented itself from the moment of its founding. Twelve Magnum photographers, including Christopher Anderson, Bruno Barbey, Michael Christopher Brown, Jim Goldberg, Josef Koudelka, Alex Majoli, Susan Meiselas, Mark Power, Moises Saman, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alec Soth, and Chris Steele-Perkins, as well as Magnum CEO Giorgio Psacharopulo are scheduled to appear in panel discussions with a focus on the cooperative’s evolution and future. Panel moderators include Kristen Lubben, Curator and Associate Director of Exhibitions at the International Center of Photography, New York; Anne Wilkes Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; David Little, Curator of Photography and New Media at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Stuart Alexander, Independent Curator and International Specialist, Photographs, Christie’s, New York; and Jessica S. McDonald, Nancy Inman and Marlene Nathan Meyerson Curator of Photography at the Ransom Center.

The symposium keynote address will be delivered on Friday, October 25 by Fred Ritchin, Professor of Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and co-director of Pixel Press and the NYU/Magnum Foundation Photography and Human Rights educational program.”

This symposium is being held in conjunction with the Harry Ransom Center’s exhibition Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos Into the Digital Age.

Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
300 West 21st Street
Austin, Texas
Phone: 512-471-8944

October 25-27, Austin, TX: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age Symposium – Registration Open

Harry Ransom Center
Magnum Photos into the Digital Age Symposium
October 25-27, 2013

“Over the last 65 years, Magnum Photos has flourished despite the impact of radical technological, economic, and cultural transformations on publishing and media. This symposium, tracing the evolution of Magnum Photos from print photojournalism to the digital age, explores the ways in which the world’s pre-eminent photographic agency has nimbly responded, revealing a global cooperative organization persistently exploring new relationships between photographers, their subjects, and their viewers.

This symposium at the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin brings together photographers, curators, and historians to discuss the ways in which Magnum Photos has continually reinvented itself from the moment of its founding. Twelve Magnum photographers, including Christopher Anderson, Bruno Barbey, Thomas Dworzak, Jim Goldberg, Josef Koudelka, Alex Majoli, Susan Meiselas, Mark Power, Moises Saman, Alec Soth, Chris Steele-Perkins, and Donovan Wylie, as well as Magnum CEO Giorgio Psacharopulo are scheduled to appear in panel discussions with a focus on the cooperative’s evolution and future. Panel moderators include Kristen Lubben, Associate Curator at the International Center of Photography, New York; Anne Wilkes Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; David Little, Curator of Photography and New Media at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Stuart Alexander, Independent Curator and International Specialist, Photographs, Christie’s, New York; and Jessica S. McDonald, Nancy Inman and Marlene Nathan Meyerson Curator of Photography at the Ransom Center.”

Registration for the symposium is $100 and is now open at www.hrc.utexas.edu/events/2013/magnumsymposium.

This symposium is being presented in conjunction with the exhibition Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age open September 10, 2013 – January 5, 2014.

June 28th-30th, Rochester, NY: Last Week to Register for the VSW Photo–Bookworks Symposium

Visual Studies Workshop
Photo-Bookworks Symposium
Thursday – Sunday, June 28-30, 2012

“For the 2012 Photo-Bookworks Symposium, Visual Studies Workshop has invited national and international artists, critics, curators, and publishers to discuss some of the most challenging and innovative photobooks being created in the world today. Learn about the history of the medium, about being published and self-publishing, how artists and bookbinders are expanding the form, and much more.

The symposium is $100 for individuals and $75 for individual students or members of Visual Studies Workshop. Membership information is at vsw.org. Limited seats are available so register now to reserve your place at what promises to be a significant and educational gathering. If you register for the symposium, receive 10% off tuition of any VSW Summer Institute workshop this year.”

Click here for events, schedule, registration and other information.

November 4th, Newark: New Jersey Book Arts Symposium

New Jersey Book Arts Symposium
Money: Currency, Value and Exchange
Friday, November 4, 2011, 8:30 to 5:00

Admission: $45 (includes lunch at Stonsby Commons) | $15 for Rutgers faculty | Free for preregistered students 732 932 7006 ext. 360

About
“In keeping with the temper of the times, the 2011 New Jersey Book Arts Symposium will take a hard look at money. Money: Currency, Value and Exchange, will feature six New Jersey book artists / artists who work with books, talking about recent and ongoing work and how it confronts cultural norms, structures and practices, expressed or shaped by money. Featured artists are Siona Benjamin, Anne Dushanko Dobek, Eileen Foti, Barbara Madsen, Amanda Thackray and Chloe Tompkins. There will be an accompanying exhibition curated by Anonda Bell, the Director/Curator of the Robeson Galleries and Karen Guancione, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Book Arts Symposium.”

Location
Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers Newark
350 Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Newark, New Jersey  [map]
Phone: 732 932 7006 ext 373

March 2nd & 3rd, NYC: “The Photographic Universe: A Conference”

SYMPOSIUM
The Photographic Universe: A Conference
Wednesday & Thursday, March 2 & 3, 2011
Parsons The New School for Design
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
New York City
Admission: Free

From the about page:
“This two-day symposium brings together a range of leading photographers, scientists, theoreticians, historians, and philosophers from Parsons as well as other institutions,  to reflect and discuss photography at a pivotal moment in its history.

The field of photography is constantly changing. What constitutes a ‘photographer’ or a ‘photograph’ has always been redefined by technological innovations, never more so than during the last two decades of the emerging digital revolution and the Internet. Quite possibly, photography is now at a similar place to where it was during its invention ‹ a time when its cultural significance quickly grew due to fast and innovative technological development. The Photographic Universe: A Conference reflects on this current moment, with the persuasive digitalization of the medium and its speedy permeation into contemporary life. What is the importance of photography as a medium and a discipline? Prominent thinkers and practitioners discuss their roles in the expanding photographic field, evaluate its increasingly blurry relationship between art and life, and speculate on how photographic images will continue to change the way we see our world.”

For details about the list of speakers, format, and more information, visit the symposium website.

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