Whether it’s brands wanting to access their 1 million followers on Instagram, workshops featuring iPhoneography technique, or even commissioned editorial shoots for photos taken with a cellphone, there’s money in cellphoneography. This panel of magazine editors and pro photographers will talk about what drove the shift from contempt to fervor for this truly innovative photographic style.
Presenters: Stephen Mayes Ben Lowy Landon Nordeman Patrick Witty Michael Christopher Brown
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
Whether you think it cheapens the industry or believe it’s the best thing since sliced bread, the fact is that more and more professional photographers are using their phones to shoot – and being paid to do it. Whether it’s brands wanting to access their 1 million followers on Instagram, workshops featuring iPhoneography technique, or even commissioned editorial shoots for photos taken with a cellphone, there’s money in cellphoneography. This panel of magazine editors and pro photographers will talk about what drove the shift from contempt to fervor for this truly innovative photographic style.
Stephen Mayes is a strategist working with institutions and individuals to develop effective visual communications in a fast changing media environment. With broad experience at top levels of the photographic industry my practice embraces all aspects of creative management including project design, execution, distribution strategies and business structures. My perspective is informed by a rich mix of experience in the fields of photojournalism, fashion, commercial and art photography.
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 Masterclass, he was named in Photo District News 30 and his images of Iraq were chosen by PDN as some of the most iconic of the 21st century. Lowy has received awards from World Press Photo, POYi, PDN, Communication Arts, American Photography, and the Society for Publication Design. Lowy has been a finalist for the Oskar Barnak Award, a finalist in Critical Mass, included in Magenta Flash Forward 2007, as well as the OSI Moving Walls 16 exhibit. His work from Iraq, Darfur, and Afghanistan have been collected into several gallery and museum shows, and shown at the Tate Modern, SF MOMA, Houston Center for Photography, Invalides, and Arles. His work from Darfur appeared in the SAVE DARFUR media campaign.
In 2011 Lowy’s Iraq | Perspectives work was selected by William Eggleston to win the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography. The book is currently available and in stores now.
In 2012, Lowy was awarded the Magnum Foundation Emergency fund to continue his work in Libya. In the same year, he received the International Center of Photography (ICP) Infinity Award for Photojournalism.
In 2014, at the age of 35, Lowy received a Distiguished Alumni Award from Washington University in St Louis.
Lowy is based in New York City. He is currently represented by Reportage by Getty Images.
Looking for the eternal in the ephemeral, Landon photographs fine art projects and works for commercial and editorial clients around the world. His first monograph, Out of Fashion, will be published by Damiani this fall (2016). American Photography, Communication Arts, Pictures of the Year International, The PDN Photo Annual, The Center for Documentary Studies, PDN’s 30, and The Society for Publication Design have all commended his work. Landon’s photographs have been exhibited at The Howard Greenberg Gallery and The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing among other venues, and are in the collections of The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and The Columbus Museum of Art.