News & Events, Fall 2017

Wednesday 10/25/2017

Susan Meiselas. Hanging out on Baxter Street, Little Italy, NYC (1978). © Susan Meiselas / Magnum Photos.

Magnum Photos: Inside Out


Friday, October 27, 2017
10:15am – 5:30pm

The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute
at Hunter College

47– 49 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065

Organized on the occasion of the exhibition Framing Community: Magnum Photos, 1947 – Present, this forum discusses how Magnum photographers have shaped visual narratives within a world that is ever more fractured and uncertain. Across seven decades, Magnum members have questioned their position as outsiders looking in, negotiating religious and cultural diversity while seeking trust and shaping relationships with a wide range of communities. A working group of photographers, writers, and historians retraces significant moments of this cooperative photo agency, debating the meaning of these images as encounters with difference, and looking at their channels of communication and community outreach, from printed magazines to the contemporary digital landscape.

Free and open to the public
Seating is limited

Please RSVP

Convener: Maria Antonella Pelizzari

10:15 – 10:30 Introduction

10:30 – 11:45 Magnum Photos and Its Media
Panelists: Nadya Bair, Chris Boot, and Kristen Lubben
Moderator: Howard Singerman

11:45 – 12:30 Bieke Depoorter’s Talk
Lunch Break and Visit of Exhibition

2:00 – 3:30 Documentary Photography in a “Post-Truth” Age
Panelists: David Levi Strauss, Susan Meiselas, Fred Ritchin, and Bieke Depoorter
Moderator: Reiner Leist

Coffee Break

4:00 – 5:30 Migration, Exile: Communities at a Loss
Panelists: Alia Malek, Peter van Agtmael, and Jennifer Bajorek
Moderator: Carole Naggar