Photo 2.0 - Online Photographic Thinking
Photographers + Publishing: SPE Joint Regional Conference
Hosted by Light Work
Panel discussion with Andy Adams (moderator)
Molly Landreth, Amy Stein and Phillip Toledano
Saturday, November 5, 2011
4:30pm – 5:45pm
Robert B. Menschel Media Center
316 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
Andy Adams is an independent web producer + photo publisher whose work blends aspects of digital communication, online audience engagement, and web-based creative collaboration to explore contemporary ideas in photography. Recent projects include The Future of Photobooks, a cross-blog conversation that considered the impact of internet culture on photographic production, exhibition and distribution and 100 Portraits — 100 Photographers, a digital exhibition of contemporary portraiture that has shown at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Australian Centre for Photography and numerous festivals in the U.S. and abroad. In his spare time he publishes FlakPhoto.com, an online art space that promotes the discovery of artists, bookmakers and photo organizations from around the world.
Molly Landreth is a Seattle based artist who explores concepts of identity and community by way of intimate large-format film photography and multi-media collaboration. She was recently featured in the New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Time Magazine's Lens Blog and in The Advocate for her work on "Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America." Landreth holds an MFA in Photography,Video, and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts, New York; and a BA in Studio Art from Scripps College in California. She is faculty at The Photographic Center Northwest in association with the Art Department at Seattle University.
Amy Stein is a photographer and teacher based in New York City. Her work explores our evolving isolation from community, culture and the environment. She has been exhibited nationally and internationally and her work is featured in many private and public collections such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Nevada Museum of Art, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and the George Eastman House Photography Collection. Amy was raised in Washington, DC, and Karachi, Pakistan. She holds a BS in Political Science from James Madison University and a MS in Political Science from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. In 2006, Amy received her MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Stein teaches photography at Parsons The New School for Design and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Amy is represented by Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco and ClampArt in New York.
Phillip Toledano is a conceptual artist for whom everything starts with a idea. The themes of his work are primarily socio-political, although he has of late strayed into the deeply personal. The idea determines the execution. Consequently, his work varies in medium, from photography to installation, sculpture to painting. His first book, entitled Bankrupt (photographs of recently vacated offices) was published by Twin Palms in 2005. The second book, Phonesex (again by Twin Palms) came out in December of 2008. His third, Days with my father, was published by Chronicle, and was released in June of 2010. The rights for Days have been optioned to be a movie. A fourth book: A new kind of beauty (Portraits of people who've recreated themselves through plastic surgery) will be published by Dewi Lewis and released in the fall of 2011. Toledano's work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Aperture, and Harpers, amongst others.