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2015 Medium Festival of Photography

October 22-25, Lafayette Hotel
Keynote Lecture by Jim Goldberg
Friday, October 23 at 7:00pm

Additional Lectures by:
Ellen Garvens (Second Sight Award + Lecture)

Robbert Flick
Saturday, October 24 at 11:00am

Robbert Flick’s lecture explored his long career of mapping with a camera. His images explore the intersection of time and space, building on a unique visual language he developed over many decades.

Eric William Carroll
Saturday, October 24 at 1:30pm
From the deep woods to deep space, Eric William Carroll uses photographic processes, archives, and metaphors to connect vastly different worlds. In his lecture, the artist spoke about his early process-based work and drew connections to current projects on archives, science, and nature. He shared insights into his creative ideas that have generated a unique perspective on photography.

Rachel Phillips
Saturday, October 24 at 3:00pm
Rachel Phillips is an unusual transfer-printing technique in her work, physically adding new imagery to century-old photographs. As an artist she has several alter-egoes—ranging from aged archive librarian “Madge Cameron” to pulp mystery writer “Tabatha Misty” and the imagined heroine of her stories: Intrepid Girl Photographer. Her lecture included an assortment of photographs as varied, tactile objects, while bringing the elusive stories behind them to light.

Drew Nikonowicz
Saturday, October 24 at 4:30pm
Partnering with the Aperture Foundation and the Photographic Arts Council, Los Angeles, Medium hosted the 2015 Aperture Portfolio Prize winner Drew Nikonowicz. The artist presented work from his ongoing series This World and Others Like It, looking at how technology, gaming, and photography can undermine our belief in the veracity of photographic images.

Publishing the Photobook with Bryan Schutmaat, David Taylor, Gordon Stettinius and scott b. davisSunday, October 25 at 9:30am
Medium presented a round table discussion on photobook publishing. Exploring a topic discussed among photographers worldwide, artists Bryan Schutmaat, David Taylor, and publisher Gordon Stettinius discussed the path of bringing a photobook to life.

Bryan Schutmaat
Sunday, October 25 at 11:00am

Bryan Schutmaat spoke about how portraiture, grand landscapes and thoughtful still life work can resulting in a compelling body of work that weaves beauty and decay with the individuals and places. His lecture covered work made over the course of 10 years, and many corners of the United States.

Binh Dahn
Sunday, October 25 at 1:30pm
Binh Dahn’s lecture considered how his work combines themes of mortality, memory, history, landscape, justice, evidence, and spirituality. Ranging from his chlorophyll prints to more recent work with daguerreotypes, Danh spoke about the evolution of his studio practice, exploring subject matter ranging from the Civil War to the national parks of the American West.

A Curator’s Perspective; Change and Opportunity in 21st century Photography
Sunday, October 25 at 3:00pm
Medium’s founder scott b. davis and CCP curator Becky Senf held an open dialog about the changing face of photography in the 21st century. Social Media, the evolution of hardware, and methods of distribution have upended the traditional models of photography so familiar throughout the 20th century.


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