If you’re like many (many!) photographers out there, then United States copyright law is probably pretty daunting. But here’s the thing – understanding the ins and outs of copyright is an asset to your business. This panel helps lift the veil on this cumbersome topic, and discusses how to balance protecting and sharing your images.
Presenters: Michelle Bogre Allen Murabayashi Julie Grahame
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
If you’re like many (many!) photographers out there, then United States copyright law is probably pretty daunting. But here’s the thing – understanding the ins and outs of copyright is an asset to your business. This panel helps lift the veil on this cumbersome topic, and discusses how to balance protecting and sharing your images. You’ll learn how photographers today are making copyright part of their everyday workflow. (hint: it doesn’t mean hiding your images in a black box never to be seen by the world).
Michelle Bogre, an Associate Professor of Photography at Parsons School of Design is a documentary photographer, copyright lawyer and author of Photography As Activism: Images for Social Change, and Photography 4.0: A Teaching Guide for the 21st Century, both published by Focal Press. Her photographs and articles have been widely published in national magazines and she regularly writers about documentary and activist photography for photo blogs and on line magazines currently writes for on line magazines and photo blogs, including Photo.net. Her photographs have been featured in group shows at the Lawrence O’Brien Gallery in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and in Beauty Culture at the Annenberg Space for Photography in LA. She is working on a new book on copyright and when time allows, she is making incremental progress on a long term photographic project on family farms in America.
Allen Murabayashi, Chairman, PhotoShelter
Allen Murabayashi is the Chairman and Co-founder of PhotoShelter, the worldwide leader in photography portfolio websites, photo sales, marketing and archiving tools for photographers. Allen previously served as a founding employee and Senior Vice President of Engineering at HotJobs.com, where he assisted in the company’s massive growth from a 4-person start-up to a publicly-held company with over 675 employees. He oversaw a staff of 50 engineers, and was responsible for the development of HotJobs.com, Softshoe, and a number of internal applications.
Julie Grahame is a photography consultant and curator who has been in the industry for more than 30 years.
In 1992, Julie moved from London to New York to run an international photo agency representing 400+ photographers. She left in 2006 and took the archive of Yousuf Karsh with her to continue clearing rights for his iconic photographs. She edits and writes as well as published aCurator magazine, and aCurator blog, which was cited both by the British Journal of Photography and LIFE in their reviews of influencers and taste-makers. For two years, Julie was associate director at ClampArt fine art gallery. She now consults and reviews work for photographers of all levels and styles. Julie also enjoys guest appearances speaking and presenting to students and hosts a workshop with NORD Photography in Inderøy, Norway.