In this panel discussion we will be exploring how the world of photography has evolved from the days of the film camera to mobile phone cameras. It has evolved tremendously as an art form and as a profession. Camera technology is more accessible than ever. Everyone is a "photographer." What are the implications of this for both amateur and professional photographers? Media outlets are now crowdsourcing photography from their audience. What does it mean to be a photographer in this age of "phoneography"? The event is free and open to everyone from hobbyist and professional photographers to photo enthusiasts.
o James Campbell (http://jamescampbell.us/), Photographer & Founder of InstantDC (http://exposeddc.com/)
o Joshua Cogan (http://joshuacogan.com/), Documentary Photographer
o Holly Garner (http://instagram.com/golightly), Mobile Phone Photographer & Instagram igdc Organizer (http://instagram.com/igdc)
o Susana Raab (http://www.susanaraab.com/), Documentary Photographer & Photographer at Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum (http://anacostia.si.edu/)
o Matt Rakola (http://www.matthewrakola.com), Editorial Photographer & DC Chair of American Photographic Artists (http://apanational.org/)
Roshani Kothari (http://globalmosaics.com/), Photographer & NetSquared DC Organizer
1. How are things evolving in terms of camera technology--DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, mobile phone cameras, etc.?
2. What are the online technology trends in terms of photo sharing communities, like Flickr, Instagram and other sites?
3. Now all media outlets are about multimedia. NPR has photography and video. An article on National Geographic's website includes video along with images. What is the role of photography in a multimedia world, and how is the profession being impacted?
4. How is photography being used for social good? Everything from community photography projects to nonprofits using photography to enhance their online campaigns.
These are just a few of the many questions we will be discussing. We look forward to an exciting discussion about photo trends and evolution!