PhotoPlus Expo 2017 Keynote Presenters

PhotoPlus Expo 2017 Keynote Presenters

Keynoters Use Photography as Source of Optimism & Connection


New York, NY—Emerald Expositions announced the lineup of featured keynote presenters for this year’s PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo. The event takes place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, October 25–28, 2017.

Education has always been the cornerstone of PhotoPlus. It has always enabled attendees to participate in hands-on seminars and photo walks, as well as to hear stories of success. This year’s conference will be no exception. The show’s organizers announced the lineup of keynote speakers at PhotoPlus Expo 2017 can collectively be summarized in three words: dedication, passion and inspiration.

The lunchtime keynote presentations will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Registration   is required and seats are limited.
PhotoPlus-Expo-Logo“We are very excited about this year’s lineup of keynote presentations as well as the inspiration each is expected to provide to attendees,” said Lauren Wendle, vice president and publisher, Photo+. “Education comes in all forms, including personal experiences shared by our keynote speakers. And we expect attendees to walk away with a clearer sense of how these experiences can be applied to their own business.”

On October 26, three successful women photographers will share their work. They will also discuss some of the challenges they faced during their rise to the top of a field typically dominated by men. Sue Bryce, Barbara Davidson and LaToya Ruby Frazier are three of the most successful photographers in the industry, regardless of gender. They will share their thoughts on making images that have personal meaning and universal relevance.

In addition, for more than 35 years, renowned street photographer Jamel Shabazz has been making images driven by a mission “to inspire peace and harmony.” In his keynote presentation on October 27, he’ll share the stories behind his most iconic photos. He will also relate his enduring connection to the young people he photographed as well as his commitment to sharing what was best in his community.

PhotoPlus Expo comes to a close on October 28, but not before business entrepreneurs and tech experts Gary Vaynerchuk and Chase Jarvis take the stage. They will discuss and help resolve “real life” business problems from audience participants. They will also create an open dialogue in their unique, interactive keynote presentation.

    Topic Details of 2017 Keynote Presenters

October 26: 12:30 p.m.–1:30p.m.
Today’s Women in Photography and Film (Sponsored by Canon)
With Sue Bryce, Barbara Davidson, LaToya Ruby Frazier

Sue Bryce, Barbara Davidson and LaToya Ruby Frazier will share their work and explain how they found the subjects that have ignited their commitment and passion.

Sue Bryce

These visual storytellers will share the challenges of working in a male-dominated field. They will also discuss what has inspired their creativity and drive. Moreover, they will relate the personal experiences that motivate their concern for the subjects they photograph.

Sponsored by Canon, this panel will highlight career-defining images and new work by each of the photographers.

It will also strive to provide inspiration on making images that are both deeply personal and universally relevant.

October 27: 12:30 p.m.–1:30p.m.
Jamel Shabazz on Making Photos and Making a Difference (Sponsored by PDN)

In this keynote presentation, Jamel Shabazz will share images from his collection of photo books. They include Back in the Days, a bestseller that remains in print more than 15 years after its debut. Furthermore, he will present images from his recent collection, Sights in the City.

The most dynamic aspect of his presentation will be the stories behind his most iconic photos, his connection to the young people he photographed and his commitment to sharing what was best in his community. In this motivational talk, Shabazz will also share his optimistic commitment to using photography as a force for good.

October 28: 12:30 p.m.–1:30p.m.
Chase Jarvis in Conversation with Gary Vaynerchuk (Sponsored by CreativeLive)

Rounding out the keynote lecture series, and PhotoPlus Expo, will be a high-energy, motivational talk. It will feature Chase Jarvis, CEO/cofounder of CreativeLive and photographer, as well as renowned entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk.

Gary Vaynerchuk and Jarvis L-R
Gary Vaynerchuk and Chase Jarvis

Vaynerchuk and Jarvis have reached the pinnacle of success in both business and their respective crafts. In this seminar, they will entertain and inspire with high-energy conversation to help the audience understand where they can improve their ability to make a living and spend a lifetime doing what they love. During the keynote, Jarvis and Vaynerchuk will address business questions directly from the audience.

PhotoPlus Expo

More than 200 exhibitors and brands of imaging hardware, software and also accessories will be on hand to demonstrate the latest technology in photography and filmmaking. They will conduct free educational presentations at their booths. In addition, they will offer special discounts on products and services throughout the Expo.

Additional learning opportunities can be found inside the Adobe Theater, which will be located on the show floor. Prominent photographers, filmmakers and educators will conduct 30-minute seminars during the entire Expo. These sessions will provide attendees with additional tips and tricks for improving their craft—and their businesses.

Registration to attend PhotoPlus Expo will also give attendees free access to the NYVR Expo, the first trade show dedicated to virtual/augmented reality on the East Coast. NYVR Expo will run from October 27–28, 2017. In addition, it will be collocated with the PhotoPlus Expo at the Javits Center.”
PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo

PhotoPlus Expo is targeted at professionals in the photographic and imaging industries, as well as enthusiasts. It showcases the latest advances in photography, digital imaging and also filmmaking. The event is held annually at the Jacob J. Javits Convention Center. Attendees can explore an array of photography and imaging products and services—all from the industry’s leading manufacturers. The show also offers seminars, photo walks and master classes taught by experts who focus on cutting-edge innovations and techniques.

PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is owned by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the U.S. It currently operates more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN.