Panel talk - Teaching photography
How can you teach photography when everyone is a photographer?
In a world saturated with imagery, we need to be better equipped to produce and read the messages around us. So how do we teach photography, in what has been described as the post-photographic era? The inundation of photographic images in our culture, through all-pervasive screens entrenched in every aspect of our lives, threatens to erode photography’s legitimacy, to change its very societal and functional values.
Explore with us the importance of visual literacy in reading real and fake news through images. As issues of authorship and authenticity become steadily more challenged, this skill has never been more critical and forms an increasingly fundamental role in the democratic process.
Join Kelly-Ann Denton, the Principal and Chief Visual Officer of imagineer.me, Australia’s first school for the imagination and visual thinking; Eyal Landesman, artist, founder, and director of PHOTO IS:RAEL; Associate Professor Jennifer Greenburg, a contemporary artist who specialises in conceptual art and the articulation of ideas; and Professor Richard Sawdon Smith, an internationally exhibiting and award-winning British photographer and Dean of Arts & Media at Norwich University of the Arts, UK.
Moshe Rosenzveig OAM
Moshe Rosenzveig OAM is the founder and Creative Director of Head On Photo Festival. He has over 40 years’ experience in the media as a photographer, award-winning television producer/director (SBS TV) and curator. He has held lecturing positions at the University of Technology (UTS), the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and others. He has also sat on judging panels for various competitions including The Walkleys, Tokyo Photography Prize, Sydney’s Art & About and is the lead judge for Head On Photo Awards.
Jennifer Greenburg is a contemporary artist who works with photographic imagery. She holds an MFA from The University of Chicago and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute. Solo shows of her work have been held at The Print Center, Philadelphia, and The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. Greenburg’s work has been part of numerous international group shows and is part of the permanent collections of many art museums. Jennifer Greenburg is currently an Associate Professor of Fine Art at Indiana University Northwest. Her area of concentration is in conceptual art and the articulation of ideas using lens-based media. Greenburg has been invited to speak about her work, her teaching, and to hold workshops with students around the globe.
Kelly-Ann Denton commenced a visual language and visual culture practice in 1993. She has designed visual education and imagination programs over two decades and written curricula for universities, government and art schools. A practicing visual artist and arts educator she taught photography at Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney, The Australian Centre for Photography and The National Art School. She is currently the Principal and Chief Visual Officer of imagineer.me, Australia’s first school for the imagination and visual thinking. She holds a postgraduate degree in Visual Art majoring in Photomedia. Her expertise is founded on a comprehensive understanding of how we see, how we imagine and how we remember in order to make sense of our environments and create realities by visually externalising them.
Eyal Landesman is an artist, founder, and the director of PHOTO IS:RAEL. His works have been published in many magazines and have been exhibited around the world. His work ‘Her Morning Elegance’ was nominated for the 2010 Grammy award in the video clip category. It was screened at Cannes Lion Festival, L.A. Film Festival, contemporary film festival at the Centre Pompidou and SXSW. In 2006 Harvard University purchased the archive of his works. In 2012 he founded PHOTO IS:RAEL, a non-profit organisation aiming to promote social outreach and dialogue between art and various communities across Israel.
Professor Richard Sawdon Smith is an internationally exhibiting and award-winning British photographer. He is Dean of Arts & Media at Norwich University of the Arts, UK and a former winner of the National Portrait Gallery London, Photographic Portrait Award. He is a Patron of the Norwich Film Festival, Trustee of the Council of Higher Education for Art and Design, a board member of The bookRoom Press & Archive and member of the Editorial Advisory Panel of the Journal of Photography & Culture, and of the Visual AIDS Archive New York. He is Co-editor of Langford’s Basic Photography and The Book is Alive!. His photographs and writing are widely published.
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