PhotoShelter recently announced a partnership with Hewlett-Packard, JPG Magazine, liveBooks, Samy’s Camera, and X-Rite, among several others, to produce “Photography 2.0”, an event the group bills as “the first-ever series of traveling photography town hall meetings designed to bring together active image buyers and photographers from all sides of the business to discuss the impact of the Internet on their industry.”
The series will commence in New York City on September 14, 2007, with subsequent events to be held in Atlanta, September 17; Chicago, September 19; Portland ,OR, September 24; San Francisco, September 26; and the Los Angeles-area, September 28.
Photography 2.0: The Business of Photography in the Web Era, will feature more than 30 working photographers and image buyers and organizers are expecting “a challenging and productive debate concerning the issues of online marketing, image selling and distribution.” Speakers will include: Brittney Blair, Art Director for Chicago Magazine; George Pitts, Professor of Photography at Parsons School of Design and former Photography Director at Life magazine; Marnie Beardsley, Global Director of Art Buying, Weiden + Kennedy; Jennifer Miller, former Director of Photography, JANE magazine; Shannon Hall, Photo Director, BlackBook Magazine; Asha Schecter, former Photo Research Editor, The New Yorker; and over 20 photographers including Bill Frakes, Chase Jarvis, Amanda Marsalis, Chris McPherson, Brian Ulrich, Michael Zagaris and many more.
“For the image buying community, the Internet has made accessible a whole population of unknown, yet truly creative and talented, photographers,” said Jennifer Miller, former Director of Photography, JANE. “What makes ‘Photography 2.0’ so exciting is that it will bring together buyers, established photographers and undiscovered talent and hopefully expand boundaries of creativity for commercial photography overall.” Check out www.photoshelter.com/citytour to find out more.