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Magnum Photos Inside Out

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Magnum Photos Inside Out

Magnum Photos Inside Out

Friday, October 27, 2017
10:15am – 5:30 pm

The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
47–49 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065

Organized on the occasion of the exhibition Framing Community: Magnum Photos, 1947 – Present, this forum discusses how Magnum photographers have shaped visual narratives within a world that is ever more fractured and uncertain. Across seven decades, Magnum members have questioned their position as outsiders looking in, negotiating religious and cultural diversity while seeking trust and shaping relationships with a wide range of communities. A working group of photographers, writers, and historians retraces significant moments of this cooperative photo agency, debating the meaning of these images as encounters with difference, and looking at their channels of communication and community outreach, from printed magazines to the contemporary digital landscape.

Convener: Maria Antonella Pelizzari

Participants: Nadya Bair, Jennifer Bajorek, Chris Boot, Bieke Depoorter, Reiner Leist, Kristen Lubben, Alia Malek, Susan Meiselas, Fred Ritchin, Carole Naggar, Howard Singerman, David Levi Strauss, Peter van Agtmael

Free and open to the public
Seating is limited
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Maria Antonella Pelizzari


10:15 – 10:30

10:30 – 11:45
Magnum Photos and Its Media
Panelists: Nadya Bair, Chris Boot, Kristen Lubben
Moderator: Howard Singerman   

11:45 – 12:30
Bieke Depoorter's Talk

12:30 – 2:00
Lunch Break and Visit of Exhibition

2:00 – 3:30
Documentary Photography in a “Post-Truth” Age
Panelists: David Levi Strauss, Susan Meiselas, Fred Ritchin, and Bieke Depoorter
Moderator: Reiner Leist

3:30 – 4:00
Coffee Break

4:00 – 5:30
Migration, Exile: Communities At a Loss
Panelists: Alia Malek, Peter van Agtmael, Jennifer Bajorek
Moderator: Carole Naggar

With the support of the Crossways Foundation in collaboration with the Hunter College Department of Art and Art History and the Hunter College Art Galleries

Image: Susan Meiselas, Hanging out on Baxter Street, Little Italy, NYC, 1978 © Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos