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Confounding Expectations

The Space Between: Redefining Public and Personal in Smartphone Photography

Thursday, October 30

6:30 pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, The New School 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY


Join visual strategist Stephen Mayes and photographers Henry Jacobson, Kerry Payne, Mark Peterson, and Danny Ghitis of Echo/Sight for a panel discussion on the public and personal in smartphone photography. With more than one billion images uploaded every day, we live in a truly visual world, where the smartphone has opened the door to visual creativity for nearly half the world’s population. Images flow as freely as words, and everyone is part of the visual conversation. But what are we saying, and what does it mean when the smartphone knows more about your pictures than you do—when the instrument joins the conversation as cocreator and publisher? Technology and psychology commingle as we venture into a world of unknown opportunity and risk. The discussion will open new perspectives on the seemingly innocent simplicity of our visual lives online.

The Space Between is presented by Aperture Foundation and the Center For Photography at Woodstock in partnership with the Photography Department at Parsons The New School for Design and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

Image: Mark Peterson, Politics in Black and White #mayor #deblasio #nyc #empirestate, 2013

This program is 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.


The Space Between: Redefining Public and Personal in Smartphone Photography