King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center
53 Washington Square South
-between Thompson and Sullivan Streets-
(Picture ID is required at the door.)
The conference will analyze the importance of political and social commitment in the works of Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and Chim (David Seymour) during the Spanish Civil War included in the ICP's Mexican Suitcase exhibition, as referents for past and current practices in photojournalism. It will explore the nature of the collaboration between photographers and photo editors, the preeminent role played by the web as a medium where photojournalism joins forces with video and sound, and the strategic alliances developed by photojournalists and humanitarian agencies to report on contemporary emergencies. Organized by Juan Salas (Performance Studies, NYU).
Speakers and moderators include: Todd Heisler (Pulitzer Prize, Photojournalist, The New York Times), Meaghan Looram (Deputy Picture Editor, The New York Times), Julien Jourdes (World News Photo Editor, The Wall Street Journal), Julie Platner (Photojournalist), Juan Salas (Performance Studies, NYU), Brian Storm (Founder and Executive Producer, MediaStorm), Walter Astrada (Photojournalist), Fred Ritchin (Professor, Photography Department, NYU), Cynthia Young (Assistant Curator, Curator of The Mexican Suitcase, ICP), Brian Wallis (Chief Curator, ICP), Kristin Lubben (Assistant Curator, ICP), Susie Linfield (Director, Cultural Reporting and Criticism Program, NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute), Jo Labanyi (Director, NYU's King Juan Carlos Center; Professor, Spanish Department, NYU), Carole Naggar (Independent Curator and Scholar), Sebastiaan Faber (Professor, Spanish Department, Oberlin College), Jason Cone (Director of Communications, MSF/ Doctors without Borders), Ashley Gilbertson (Photojournalist, The New York Times; VII Network Photojournalist 2004 Robert Capa Gold Medal), Carroll Bogert (Deputy Executive Director, Human Rights Watch), James Fernández (NYU, Department of Spanish and Portuguese).
Reception to follow both days.
Organized to coincide with the International Center of Photography's exhibit The Mexican Suitcase, which runs from September 24, 2010 – January 9, 2011
Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Spain in New York. With the collaboration of the International Center of Photography (ICP), and the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA). Additional collaboration from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Photography & Imaging, MAGNUM Photos, Aperture Foundation, MSF/ Doctors without Borders and Human Rights Watch.