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News Release — June 25, 2013

Registration Opens for Photography Symposium "Magnum Photos into the Digital Age"

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, presents the symposium "Magnum Photos into the Digital Age." Scheduled for Oct. 25–27, the symposium will be held in conjunction with the Ransom Center's upcoming fall exhibition "Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age."

The symposium brings together photographers, curators and historians to discuss the ways in which Magnum Photos has continually reinvented itself from the moment of its founding.

Twelve Magnum photographers—Christopher Anderson, Bruno Barbey, Thomas Dworzak, Jim Goldberg, Josef Koudelka, Susan Meiselas, Mark Power, Eli Reed, Moises Saman, Alec Soth, and Chris Steele-Perkins—as well as Magnum CEO Giorgio Psacharopulo, are scheduled to appear in panel discussions with a focus on the cooperative's evolution and future.

Panel moderators will be Kristen Lubben, associate curator at the International Center of Photography, New York; Anne Wilkes Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; David Little, curator of photography and new media at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Stuart Alexander, independent curator and international specialist, photographs, Christie's, New York; and Jessica S. McDonald, Nancy Inman and Marlene Nathan Meyerson Curator of Photography at the Ransom Center. They will be joined by keynote speaker Fred Ritchin, a professor of photography and imaging at New York University's (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts and co-director of the NYU/Magnum Foundation Photography and Human Rights educational program.

The Magnum Photos Inc. photography collection resides at the Ransom Center courtesy of MSD Capital, Michael and Susan Dell, Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman and John and Amy Phelan.

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