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Photo-Based Social Practice

Friday, May 16

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street New York, NY


A discussion of socially engaged, transdisciplinary, and expanded practices in contemporary photography. 

This panel, part of the 2014 Open Engagement conference, is offered in conjunction with the Spring issue of Aperture magazine, produced in collaboration with guest editor Susan Meiselas and the Magnum Foundation, which explores how the ground for socially engaged documentary storytelling has radically shifted over the last decade and how photographers might adapt. The panel is copresented by Aperture Foundation and Magnum Foundation’s Photography, Expanded initiative. Moderated by Eliza Gregory, panelists include: Pete Brook, Gemma-Rose Turnbull, Mark Strandquist, and Wendy Ewald. Preregistration is required. Register HERE.

About the Conference:
Open Engagement is an international conference that sets out to explore various perspectives on art and social practice, and expand the dialogue around socially engaged art-making. This year, the conference addresses the theme of Life/Work.

It will include two days of programming (Saturday, May 17–Sunday, May 18) at the Queens Museum, with pre-conference events on Friday at different locations around the city. These Friday events are meant to highlight groups, organizations, and institutions in the New York area that are supporting socially engaged art.

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Photo-Based Social Practice