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New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium: Featuring Tim Soter

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium (Room N101), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center 66 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003

Tim Soter on Photography and Comic Books.
A Discussion on Commonalities in Sequential Storytelling.

In a lecture celebrating different forms of sequential storytelling, Tim Soter will discuss the connection between comic books, graphic novels and still photography. Fumetti, fotonovellas and fine art photographers who have incorporated writing with photography – these are all part of a thread that leads back to the hero comic books which influenced him the most as a child. Marvel comics, National Lampoon, Help! and others who have used photo comics in the past are part of the discussion. Soter will be presenting books he has made which literally combine photography and comic books, as well as his photo biographies, one of which is on Duane Michals who pioneered the sequenced photo story.

Tim Soter is a NYC based photographer/artist who is currently working on photo biographies and books which match pictures and text, often with a dry sense of humor. The Ship Escaped is an imprint he maintains which offers his self-published photography books found in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, International Center of Photography as well as notable private collections. Also his parents have copies. 

Presented by the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons School of Design.

Event Type

Conferences and Symposia, Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Art and Design, Writing and Literature


Parsons School of Design, School of Art, Media and Technology


Graphic Design and Illustration, Storytelling and Communication



FREE: limited seating, first come first served.



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