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Documentary Expanded: Interventions in Social Media (Video)

Susan Meiselas in Conversation with Lev Manovich and Teru Kuwayama at Aperture Gallery.

 - March 5, 2014

The Spring 2014 issue of Aperture magazine, produced in collaboration with guest editor Susan Meiselas and Magnum Foundation, explores how the ground for socially engaged documentary storytelling has radically shifted over the last decade and how photographers might adapt. On February 25th, 2014, Aperture hosted Susan Meiselas in conversation with Lev Manovich and Teru Kuwayama, two practitioners who extend the language of documentary by harnessing social media in novel ways. The audience was then invited to ask questions.

This program was supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the board and members of Aperture Foundation.Moderated by Susan Meiselas, Manovich and Kuwayama discussed opportunities for rethinking contemporary documentary practice. After, the audience joined in a brief Q&A.

View “Documentary Expanded: Interventions in Social Media” Part 1 and Part 3 on Vimeo.