International seminar of Budapest Metropolitan University as part of the World Press Photo 2022 exhibition
Hungarian National Museum
29 October 2022, Saturday 14:00-17:00
Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum
2022. október 29. 14:00-17:00
Learn about the challenges of reporting and photojournalism from renowned professionals at the newest Meetup of Budapest Metropolitan University.
The world today is facing new problems and dilemmas. These are challenges for an entirely new generation, who have a whole range of visual tools at their disposal. This is a generation that often lives in virtual reality – it is no wonder that post-production is now the hottest trend in photography. The big question is, how can photography stay relevant in this changing environment, even while it is losing its uniqueness as a medium.
It is particularly interesting to look at the current state of photojournalism: we live in an age where thanks to our smartphones and social media, everyone can feel like a photographer, a photojournalist, a fine art photographer.
This seminar on the burning issues affecting the industry of photojournalism is not only for creators, as these questions affect all readers and viewers of media, images and videos. The event will provide unique information and experience for both press professionals, art and communication students, or anyone interested in photography.
Get immersed in the stories of international experts, illustrated with projected images, without nostalgia, and join the discussion generated between the speakers and the audience.
The seminar is a tribute to an era where the credibility of photography was not yet questioned; to an era where photographers were witnesses, not mere selfie-takers, and certainly not the producers of fake news.
We will reflect on the present and look to the future to discuss the main challenges facing the profession and how photographers and press photography can adapt to these.
The event will be joined by two world-class, internationally distinguished speakers from ‘West’ and ‘East’ in addition to the renowned Hungarian professionals and artists invited to our roundtable discussion.
Journalist, curator, World Press Photo jury member
Robert Pledge is French-British journalist and curator. A student of West African languages and anthropology and a jazz practitioner, he found his way into journalism and photography as a specialist of African affairs.
In 1976, he co-founded in New York Contact Press Images, earning the reputation as an elite and innovative presence in the world of photojournalism. He has curated photographic exhibitions throughout the world and edited numerous books.
He is a former president of the Board of Trustees of The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund in New York and of both the Board of Trustees of the Association Gilles Caron and of the Dotation Catherine Leroy in Paris. He has sat on major international juries including that of the World Press Photo Foundation on three occasions and of which he was the chair in 2000.
publicist, curator, World Press Photo jury member
Daniela Mrázkova is a Czech publicist, former editor-in-chief of Revue Fotografie and Fotografie-Magazin, author of 26 books on photography and photographers published world-wide, and curator of over five dozen photographic exhibitions presented in several countries.
She curated the groundbreaking international exhibition in Prague called What is Photography for the 150th anniversary of the invention of photography and is also the author of film and TV documentaries on photography and photographers.
She was awarded the Kodak Photobook Prize and has served on international juries of World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, Interfoto, E.Smith Award, among others. She is also the founder of Czech Press Photo contest.
The event and seminar will be held in English
Purchased tickets allow entry to both the seminar of Budapest Metropolitan University and the World Press Photo exhibition as well.
The Meetup is a public event. Photography, audio, and video recording will occur the event, and these may also include content of visitors such as yourself. Please keep this in mind and note that you will not be able to make any claim against the organizers or the creators and legitimate users of the recordings.
The header was prepared with use of the following picture: Abriansyah Liberto, Indonesia
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