April 28, 2015

Photography, Expanded Panel: Digital Interventions

At Aperture Gallery and Bookstore - New York, NY

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Photography, Expanded Panel: Digital Interventions

Tuesday, April 28

8:00 p.m. EST

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

Copresented by the Brown Institute for Media Innovation and Aperture Foundation

Moderated by Chris Boot (Executive Director, Aperture Foundation), with Lance Weiler, Lina Srivastava, Jonathan Harris and Christopher Allen


The widespread popularity of photo-sharing platforms, such as Instagram, marks the continued and increasing social importance of photography as a tool for both social engagement and communication. Viral hashtag campaigns, and other digital interventions, are harnessing the power of photographic and text-based collaboration, as highly transmissible forms of visual activism. More expansively, artists, designers, journalists, and coders are working collaboratively to embrace the potential of complex data and creating highly immersive platforms.

How can image-based interventions inform, activate, and strengthen communities, not only on social media, but also in the physical world? And what are the limitations of digital interfaces to enact social change in the physical space? This panel will address these questions while exploring the process of establishing new models for engagement.

To RSVP, visit eventbrite.com.


Photography, Expanded is made possible with generous support from Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project and the Fledgling Fund. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation is a collaboration between Columbia and Stanford Universities that sponsors thinking, building, and speculating on how stories are discovered and told in a networked, digitized world.

Aperture Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation that connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online.

The Magnum Foundation champions in-depth, independent documentary photography that fosters empathy, engagement, and positive social change.


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