Thursday, February 21, 2013
Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY
7 – 8:30pm
Free and open to the public
Artist, educator and author Katrin Eismann moderates a conversation with VII Photo Agency Managing Director Stephen Mayes, award-winning photographer Stephen Wilkes, fashion photographer and Instagram fanatic Steph Goralnick, and TIME magazine Director of Photography Kira Pollack, who oversees the photographic vision of TIME, TIME.com, and TIME on the iPad. Panelists present their recent work and discuss how the iPhone is changing everything in photography—from shooting to processing to distribution to rights of ownership. Presented by the MPS Digital Photography Department.
Katrin Eismann is the chair of MPS Digital Photography. She is an avid iPhone photographer and has written numerous books on digital photography and advanced software techniques.
Stephen Mayes is a 25-year veteran of photography, art and journalism. He is currently the New York head of VII Photo Agency and secretary of the World Press Photo Competition, for which he has also served as chair. His past positions include creative director of Getty Images, Photonica and Eyestorm.com and CEO of Network Photographers London and the Art + Commerce Image Archive. www.viiphoto.com/news/tag/stephen-mayes/
Stephen Wilkes has been widely recognized and honored for his fine art, commercial and editorial photography. His Day to Night series—digitally blended images showing 15 hours or more at a single location—was most recently shown at Monroe Photo Gallery in Sante Fe. He was one of five photographers chosen to document Hurricane Sandy and its after-effects for Time magazine’s Instagram feed. lightbox.time.com/2012/10/30/in-the-eye-of-the-storm-capturing-sandys-wrath/#1
Steph Goralnick, a NYC photographer and designer, gets most excited about exploring faraway places, documenting events that involve a little bit of mayhem, and sharing stories of daily life with the mobile photography community on Instagram. Her work has been published on CNN.com, TheDaily, PDN, AdBusters Magazine, The Village Voice, PictoryMag.com and Rolling Stone Online.
Kira Pollack joined TIME as the director of photography in October 2009. She oversees the photographic vision of TIME, TIME.com and TIME on the iPad. TIME has won numerous awards, including Overseas Press Club, World Press, POYi, SPD and American Photography. Previously, Pollack was the deputy photo editor for The New York Times Magazine. During her 11-year tenure, she helped launch Play, the Times’ sports magazine.