11:15am - 12:15pm
Talk: Copyright 2.0

Copyright law has changed substantively and incrementally in the past 10 years as digital media and the Internet have substantively reshaped our cultural, political, social and photographic landscape. Technology, online collectivism and social networking are changing the way people think and process information. Copyright 2.0 will review key provisions of the Copyright law that all photographers should know, and it will challenge listeners to think about how the law and user’s behavior must be reformed to make the law more effective in a culture that prizes meta everything, mash-ups, bricolage and streaming data.

Presented by: Michelle Bogre

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel Discussion: Photography as Activism

Photography has always been used to advocate for social change. That tradition is robust today with the current generation of photographers who believe that activism does not end with the images. They start foundations, fund orphanages, testify at the U.N. or Congress to find solutions for the issues they photograph. This presentation will include a brief history of activist photography, and then a panel of committed photographers will present current projects and discuss their role as advocacy journalists.

Panelists: Brendan Bannon, Jessica Dimmock, and Kristen Ashburn
Moderated by: Michelle Bogre

About Michelle Bogre:
Michelle Bogre, an Associate Professor of Photography at Parsons The New School for Design, is a documentary photographer, copyright lawyer and author of Photography As Activism, published by Focal Press. She is the author of thecopyrightcorner.org, a website designed to make copyright law accessible for photographers, students and photography faculty. She is a regular contributor to American Photo and American Photo On Campus magazines. Her photographs have been widely published in national magazines. Her photographs have been featured in group shows at the Lawrence O’Brien Gallery in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and at the Annenberg Space for Photography in LA. She is currently working on a long term photographic project on family farms in America.

About the panelists:

Brendan Bannon, a documentary photographer based in Nairobi, is the co-creator of Daily Dispatches, an innovative visual exploration of Nairobi that unfolded in real time in April 2011.

Jessica Dimmock is an award winning activist documentary photographer and videographer, most well known for her project and book, The Ninth Floor, on the lives of a group of young heroin users.

Kristen Ashburn is an award winning photojournalist whose work, Bloodline, documents the impact of AIDS in Southern Africa. She is also one of the directors of Through the Eyes of Children: The Rwanda Project, a charity that teaches photography to orphans of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.