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.
Influencing Policy and Social Change through Photography
Photographers spend a lifetime bringing attention to some of the most urgent crises of our time and yet, what happens after they click the shutter in world full of images?
Luminance: The Future of Copyright
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.
Photography as Activism
This presentation will include a brief history of activist photography, and then a panel of committed photographers will present current projects and discuss their role as advocacy journalists.
Copyright 2.0 will review key provisions of the Copyright law that all photographers should know, and will challenge listeners to think about how the law and user’s behavior must be reformed to make the law more effective.