Public Programs And Events

Third Annual Photography, Expanded Symposium

Third Annual Photography, Expanded Symposium

University Center
General Public 

Magnum Foundation and The Photography Program in the School of Art, Media, and Technology of Parsons The New School for Design are pleased to announce the third annual Photography, Expanded Symposium. This one-day event will present innovative documentary storytelling and emerging ideas in digital media and journalism on social justice issues.

Presentations and panel discussions will feature leading media-makers, designers, and photographers such as Andrew Beck Grace (After the Storm), Katy Scoggin (CITIZENFOUR), Marek Tuszynski (Exposing the Invisible), Elaine Sheldon & Sarah Ginsburg (She Does Podcast), and many more! Get inspired by recent work from the field, gain new critical insights, and connect with potential collaborators in order to respond to the changing demands of the field!

A powerful and diverse lineup of mediamakers, designers, and thought leaders are scheduled. Visit our website for a selection of featured projects.

Please join us for one of our three lunchtime conversations on Participatory Practice in Photography, Creative Problem Solving on Issues of Sustainability or Seeding Partnerships. Space is limited to 25 participants in each session; reserve your ticket now.

Image: From After the Storm


Photography, Expanded is an initiative designed to inspire documentary photographers to expand their storytelling beyond the still image. Through intensive workshops and panel discussions, photographers learn about emerging digital tools and methods to engage audiences across platforms and mobilize communities around social justice issues.

The Symposium is produced with support from The Photography Program in the School or Art, Media, and Techology of Parsons School of Design, Open Society Foundations' Documentary Photography Project, The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, The Fledgling Fund, the Comptom Foundation and by puplic funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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