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Friday, March 13 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Can Photojournalism Survive the Smartphone Era?

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The role of photography today is more important and ubiquitous than ever before. The smartphone and the internet have democratized photography and publishing. Any image has the potential to go viral and shed light or contribute to the noise of modern life. The transition from analog to digital has been hard for journalism and doubly hard on photojournalists. Entire photo staff layoffs, a shrinking client base, competition from crowd sourcing and cheap stock images have severely threatened the professional news photographer’s ability to eek out a living. Can innovation and partnerships help photojournalism survive the smartphone era?

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Gary Hershorn

Photo Editor, Flipboard

Kenneth Jarecke

Photographer, Contact Press Images
Kenneth Jarecke throughout his career has traveled extensively. Having worked in over fifty countries, he’s reporting on tumultuous elections in Haiti, to the fall of the Iron Curtain. He’s put a sympathetic face on the plight of child soldiers in Mozambique to the suffering refugees... Read More →

Benjamin Lowy

Photographer, Getty Images Reportage
Benjamin Lowy is award winning photographer based in New York City. He received a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 and began his career covering the Iraq War in 2003. Since then he has covered major stories worldwide. In 2004 Lowy attended the World Press Joop Swart... Read More →
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William Philpott

Photographer, Contact Press Images
William Philpott is a news and commercial photographer based in Cincinnati, Ohio. He got his start in Washington, D.C. he primarily covering politics during the era of Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He was a member of the White House News Photographers Association and... Read More →
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Scout Tufankjian

Photojournalism, Contact Press Images
Although best known for her work documenting the Barack Obama campaigns, Scout Tufankjian has spent the bulk of her career working in the Middle East, including four years working in the Gaza Strip and extensive time in Egypt documenting the Egyptian Revolution and its aftermath... Read More →

Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 2-3

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