This talk discusses the issues in the recently published book, Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary, and the Citizen, which addresses the emerging potentials for visual media to impact society, and the necessity of reframing this conversation: What kinds of photographic projects succeed now? Can there be a photography of peace, not just of war? What is the role for a new metaphotography? How does the digital complicate things, and make them easier?
This presentation will take place in the Photoville Talk Area – located at the storefront of One Brooklyn Bridge Park at the corner of Furman and Joralemon.
Fred Ritchin is author of three books on the future of imaging: “In Our Own Image: The Coming Revolution in Photography” (Aperture, 1990); “After Photography” (W W Norton, 2008); Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary, and the Citizen (Aperture, 2013). He is professor of Photography & Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, as well as co-director of the Photography and Human Rights Program. Ritchin is founding director of PixelPress, and also founding director of ICP’s Photojournalism and Documentary Photography educational program. He is former picture editor of the New York Times Magazine, and was hired by the Times to create the first multimedia version of their daily newspaper in 1994. In 1997 the website he created with Gilles Peress, “Bosnia: Uncertain Paths to Peace,” was nominated by the Times for a Pulitzer prize in public service.