PROGRAM

Dialogue: Image Making In The Modern World

Dialogue, organized by Photo Independent offers visitors insights into the current and future landscape of contemporary photography. Distinguished curators and photographers will lead The Dialogue, offering first-hand insight into the practice and profession of image making through lectures, panel and round-table discussions. All events will be open to photographers and the general public, and attendance will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.

All programming is included with the purchase of a fair ticket.

THE SCHEDULE


FRIDAY, MAY 1

Raleigh Studios: Chaplin Building Screening Rooms

12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Artist Seminar —
15 Things You Can Do To Get Represented By a Gallery

So you’ve always wanted to show your artwork in a gallery. But how does that work?

Daniel Miller, owner of Duncan Miller Gallery, has developed a no-nonsense seminar for artists on how to develop their careers so that a gallery will want to represent them.

“Artists constantly ask me for tips on how to advance their careers,” says Miller. “I can’t guarantee this information will get you gallery representation, but these fundamentals will at least save you time, help you understand the process, and point you in the right direction.”

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SATURDAY, MAY 2

Raleigh Studios: Chaplin Building Screening Rooms

12:30 pm-2:30 pm
Debra Weiss in Conversation with Barbara Davidson and Ron Haviv

Barbara Davidson is a multiple award-winning LA Times staff photographer who has covered and documented conflicts and humanitarian crises around the globe and remains committed to giving a voice to her subjects through the camera.

Barbara’s awards include two Pulitzer Prizes, the Visa d’Or daily press award, POY Newspaper Photographer of the Year (twice) and she has been honored by the White House News Photographers Assn. and the National Press Photographers Assn.

Ron Haviv is an Emmy nominated, award-winning photojournalist and co-founder of the photo agency VII, dedicated to documenting conflict and raising awareness about human rights issues around the globe.

Debra Weiss
Creative Consultant, Lecturer, Moderator, Independent Curator, Author, Advocate

Besides lecturing, presenting seminars and moderating panels, Weiss works with photographers helping to guide their career as an artist and a business by creating an artistic marketable identity that will improve their opportunities for success.


3:00-4:00 pm
From the Core: A Photographer’s Journey
Artist Lecture with Susan Burnstine

Susan Burnstine is an award-winning fine art photographer and journalist best known for her dramatic black and white images that illustrate her dreams.

SFPW-logoSusan began making photographs as a way of facing and working through the nightmares and night terrors that have haunted her since childhood. She is also known for making her own cameras and lenses, initially from ruins of toy camera bodies, and now from found objects and assorted other materials and using them to create the dramatic effects that best represent her vision of her dreams. She has written for many notable photography publications, including a monthly column for B&W Magazine UK.

Susan Burnstine’s lecture is sponsored by Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.


4:30-5:30 pm
Marc Karzen: The Art of Late Night with David Letterman.

In 1982 as NBC’s LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN sought a distinctive look to brand and ID the show, Marc Karzen along with art director Bob Pook and graphics coordinator Edd Hall, created the Emmy nominated “No-Logo” concept where the show title was integrated into natural late night New York settings.

These iconic “bumper” images aired before and after commercials. Karzen shot hundreds of scenes all over New York over 10 years for Letterman. The original work is all pre-digital with in-camera props and as well as hand collage graphics on original chromogenic prints. These unique artworks have been stored in Karzen’s archives and never displayed nor viewed in printed form by the public until now.

Karzen’s LATE NIGHT work was nominated for the Emmy (Graphic Design and Title Sequences), contributed to 5 Emmy awards, 31 Emmy nominations, Broadcast Designers Association-Gold, Art Directors Club of NY, NY International Film & Television Awards. Other awards include Cannes International Advertising Festival and Chicago Film Festival.

Marc will discuss his photography and experiences working with TV icon and legend David Letterman.

You will also be able to view Marc Karzen’s photography during Photo Independent at Santa Monica Auctions Booth in Stage 8, #601.


SUNDAY, MAY 3

Raleigh Studios: Chaplin Building Screening Rooms

12 pm-1 pm
A Conversation with Actor/Photographer Scott Caan and Debra Weiss

Multi-talented artist Scott Caan developed a passion for photography in 2003 while directing his first film “Dallas 362”. Inspired and mentored by cinematographer Phil Parmet, Scott Caan has grown into a photographer to be noticed.

His journalistic style of photography is both intimate and evocative, unapologetic and compassionate. His first book “Scott Caan Photographs, Vol. 1 was published in 2009, followed by “Vanity – Photographs by Scott Caan” in 2014.

1:30-3:00 pm
A Conversation with Douglas Kirkland and Debra Weiss

Legendary Canadian born photographer Douglas Kirkland joined Look Magazine in his early twenties and later worked for LIFE during the golden age of 60’s & 70’s photojournalism where he worked on assignments ranging from essays on Greece, Lebanon and Japan to photographing Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich and many more fashion and celebrity icons.

His many published books include James Cameron’s Titanic, An Evening With Marilyn, Coco Chanel. Three Weeks, Michael Jackson – The Making of Thriller and his recent monograph on his career entitled Douglas Kirkland – A Life In Pictures.

His work continues to be widely exhibited and is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, The National Portrait Gallery (London), The National Portrait Gallery (Canberra, Australia), Eastman House, The Annenberg Space for Photography, The Houston Center for Photography and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Now in his seventh decade of photography, his talent and boundless energy will guarantee a future filled with many more iconic images.

Debra Weiss
Creative Consultant, Lecturer, Moderator, Independent Curator, Author, Advocate

Besides lecturing, presenting seminars and moderating panels, Weiss works with photographers helping to guide their career as an artist and a business by creating an artistic marketable identity that will improve their opportunities for success.


3:30-5:00 pm
A Conversation with Gerd Ludwig and Debra Weiss

Following a degree in Photo Design from the University of Essen, Gerd Ludwig co-founded VISUM, the first photographer-owned photo agency in Germany. In 1975, he moved to Hamburg where he began working for international publications and advertising agencies. He relocated to NY in 1984 and in the early 90’s signed on with National Geographic as a contract photographer. Considered an expert on the Soviet Union and present day Russia, his humanistic focus on the socio-economic changes following the collapse of the Soviet Union led to the publication of his book, Broken Empire: After The Fall of the USSR.

Gerd first photographed the aftermath of the Chernobyl distaster for National Geographic in 1993 and again in 2005. After attempts to secure financing from major publications for a return to Chernobyl for the 25th anniversary of the disaster failed. Gerd turned to crowdfunding and became one of the first internationally known photographers to utilize crowd funding. The images from his return trip have been widely exhibited and have left to the creation of his iPad APP, The Long Shadow of Chernobyl. A return trip to the Zone in 2013 resulted in a 20 year retrospective book also entitled The Long Shadow of Chernobyl whose launch coincided with a major exhibition at the Naturhistorisches Museum (Natural History Museum) in Vienna, Austria.

Debra Weiss
Creative Consultant, Lecturer, Moderator, Independent Curator, Author, Advocate

Besides lecturing, presenting seminars and moderating panels, Weiss works with photographers helping to guide their career as an artist and a business by creating an artistic marketable identity that will improve their opportunities for success.