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Schedule of Events

Magnum Photos into the Digital Age
October 25–27, 2013, Harry Ransom Center


Schedule is subject to change. All events will take place at the AT&T Center Amphitheatre unless otherwise noted.



Friday, October 25


5:30 p.m.

Registration
For all panelists and registrants

6:30 p.m.

Keynote Address
Fred Ritchin, Professor of Photography and Imaging, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and Co-Director, NYU/Magnum Foundation Photography and Human Rights Program

8 p.m.

Welcome Reception and Exhibition Viewing
Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age
Eli Reed: The Lost Boys of Sudan
Ransom Center Galleries



Saturday, October 26


9 a.m.

Registration
For all panelists and registrants

10 a.m.

Magnum in Print: Delivering the Picture Story
This discussion with a panel of Magnum photographers will examine the evolution of the published picture story in photojournalism, highlighting changes in the ways stories have been conceived, delivered, and viewed by audiences since Magnum's founding in 1947.

Moderator: Kristen Lubben, Curator and Associate Director of Exhibitions at the International Center of Photography, New York

Noon

Break for lunch

1:30 p.m.

Expanding Platforms: Magnum in the Art World
This panel discussion will focus on the complicated intersections of photojournalistic, documentary, and artistic practice, showcasing the broadening scope of approaches by the Magnum membership alongside the rising status of photography in the art world.

Moderator: Anne Wilkes Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

3:30 p.m.

Coffee break

4 p.m.

New Media, New Models: Magnum into the Digital Age
By examining recent initiatives by groups and individuals within the organization, this discussion will investigate the ways in which Magnum continues to explore media platforms beyond the still image, expanding the potential for the picture story and engaging new audiences.

Moderator: David Little, Curator of Photography and New Media, Minneapolis Institute of Arts

6-7:30 p.m.

Extended Gallery Hours for Exhibition Viewing
Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age
Eli Reed: The Lost Boys of Sudan
Ransom Center Galleries



Sunday, October 27


9 a.m.

Registration
For all panelists and registrants

10 a.m.

Magnum Photos into the Future
A panel of Magnum leaders and photographers will consider the ongoing cultural and technological changes in the way photographs are produced and consumed, discussing the aspirations and challenges for the esteemed cooperative as it moves forward into a new global media landscape.

Moderator: Jessica S. McDonald, Nancy Inman and Marlene Nathan Meyerson Curator of Photography, Harry Ransom Center and Stuart Alexander, Independent Curator and International Specialist, Photographs, Christie's, New York

Noon

Concluding remarks

Exhibition poster.
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Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age
Sept. 10, 2013 – Jan. 5, 2014
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For more information regarding the Magnum Symposium, please contact magnumsymposium@gmail.com

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