Talk & Book Signing
Fred Ritchin Presents Bending the Frame at Photoville
Sunday, September 22
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Join author and critic Fred Ritchin at Photoville for a presentation followed by a signing of his new book, Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary, and the Citizen. Ritchin argues that the purpose and effectiveness of visual journalism has been called into question in light of the current media and political climates, including the billions of images now available online. Bending the Frame addresses the emerging potentials for visual media to impact society, and the necessity of re-framing this conversation: What kinds of photographic projects are now succeeding? Can there be a photography of peace, not just of war? What is the role for a new metaphotography?
Fred Ritchin is professor and associate chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and codirects the Photography and Human Rights Program at NYU with the Magnum Foundation. He also is director and cofounder of PixelPress, which works with humanitarian groups to develop visual projects dealing with social justice issues. Ritchin has written for Aperture, Le Monde, the New York Times, and the Village Voice, and authored several books, including the prescient In Our Own Image: The Coming Revolution in Photography (Aperture, 1990, 2000) and the more recent After Photography (2009).