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Confounding Expectations: The Space Between: Redefining Public and Personal in Smartphone Photography

Confounding Expectations: The Space Between: Redefining Public and Personal in Smartphone Photography

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
General Public 

Visual strategist Stephen Mayes, and photographers Henry Jacobson, Kerry Payne, Mark Peterson, and Danny Ghitis of Echo/Sight will discuss the public and personal in smartphone photography.

One billion images are uploaded every day, some say two: we live in a truly visual world where the smartphone has opened the door to visual creativity for nearly half the world's population. Images flow as freely as words and everyone is part of the visual conversation.

But what are we saying and what does it mean when the smartphone knows more about your pictures than you do, when the instrument joins the conversation as co-creator and publisher? Technology and psychology co-mingle as we venture into a world of unknown opportunity and risk. The discussion will open new perspectives on the seemingly innocent simplicity of our visual lives online.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the Board and members of Aperture Foundation.

Sponsored by Aperture FoundationParsons Photography, and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

Image: “Politics in Black and White #mayor #deblasio #nyc #empirestate”, 2013, Archival Pigment Print, 9 x 9
Mayor Bill Deblasio talks to the press before the start of the Veterns Day parade in NYC 11/2013.



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