PhotoPlus Expo Keynoters to Discuss the Impact of Culture, Music & War...

PhotoPlus Expo Keynoters to Discuss the Impact of Culture, Music & War on Photography


New York, NY—For more than 30 years, PhotoPlus Expo has been the meeting place for photographers, educators, enthusiasts and anyone with a passion for photography and filmmaking. This year, the keynote lineup will complement some of the latest topics and issues in photojournalism, photography and creative inspiration.

The keynote presentations will be held each day during the PhotoPlus Expo from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to register now as keynote seating is limited. Keynote admission is free to Photo Group members (PDN, and WPPI); included with the purchase of any PhotoPlus conference pass or $15 each for nonmembers and $10 each for students or educators if purchased online by October 28. VIP Expo Passes include admission and priority seating at all keynotes as well as the chance to network with the speakers at the Halloween Bash on October 31 at the 230 Fifth rooftop bar and penthouse lounge.

October 30, 2014
A Day without News – Panel Discussion

This presentation asks the question, “Will there soon be a day when it is simply too dangerous for journalists to work in global conflict zones?” Imagine looking at the New York Times only to find blank pages without news or photographs. Each day photojournalists bring the good, the bad and the ugly to our kitchens, where we read the news without giving thought to the dangers they endure. In the past 20 years, more than 1,000 journalists have lost their lives in conflict zones, and these numbers are escalating. Once considered neutral observers, journalists are now being targeted, kidnapped, held for ransom and killed. In 2013, following the deaths of their friends and colleagues, the legendary correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Remi Ochlik, the founders of A Day without News, launched a campaign to raise awareness about the realities faced by journalists all over the world.

Join Aidan Sullivan, vice president of Getty Images Photo Assignments, Santiago Lyon, director of Photography at AP, and photojournalists Lynsey Addario, Ron Haviv, and Antonio Bolfo for insights about how the increase in journalist targeting has affected each panelist, their colleagues and their changing role in the world.

October 31, 2014
Martin Parr
has been described as a chronicler of our age. A British documentarian and avid street photographer, his projects offer a penetrating, satirical view of the world and how we present ourselves, from what we value most to the food we eat. Using his signature style of high-saturation color at close range and often using macro lenses and ring flash, Parr enables us to see the familiar in a completely new way. Parr will share and discuss images from his long career as a photographer, as well as his more recent work as an editor, curator and passionate chronicler of photo books.

November 1, 2014
Ben Folds
, a multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer, first found success with Ben Folds Five and has gone on to a very successful solo career writing, recording, and performing pop hits, as well as a recent new concerto for piano and orchestra. In addition to his self-described love of making music “for humans,” Folds is also an avid photographer. During his keynote session, he will share his love of photography and discuss its central place at the core of his overall creative being.

Admission to all keynotes is included with the purchase of any 2014 PhotoPlus Expo Full Conference Pass, One-Day Pass and the VIP Expo Pass.