PHOTOVILLE SESSIONS (2019)
Presented in partnership with PhotoWings

Produced by United Photo Industries at Photoville NYC 2019

Thanks to the generous support of our partners at PhotoWings, we had the opportunity to film the incredible talks that took place in the beautiful St Ann’s Warehouse Theatre during Photoville 2019. The team at PhotoWings have a great track record of documenting powerful panels, events and artist talks and making them free to the masses, so it was a natural fit to collaborate with them on creating this educational resource.

We are excited to share with you these thought-provoking, brilliant conversations that took place during Photoville NYC last year. Click here to visit PhotoWings and learn more about our collaboration, and here to learn more about our Photoville Talks.

A New Vision of the Indigenous Narrative

Five photographers from the Natives Photograph community will discuss their work, the importance of representation in the industry, and their process as Indigenous visual storytellers.

An Afternoon with Lynsey Addario and John Moore

Join us as two celebrated photojournalists sit down for a conversation about their impactful work traversing the globe, from the current humanitarian crises in Syria, to immigrant crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border during the Trump administration.

Conversations on Conflict Photography

There has never been a more important time for acknowledging and investigating the crucial role of conflict photography in shaping our understanding of international affairs and faraway crises.

Parallax: ReVisioning Queer and Trans People of Color in Photography

A panel discussion featuring the photographers and curators of the Authority Collective’s Parallax group show, sharing their perspectives on imaging the QTPOC experience.

Perspectives: A Conversation led by Jamel Shabazz

Acclaimed photographer Jamel Shabazz has curated an exhibition at Photoville this year, showcasing young photographers from diverse backgrounds who use documentary photography to address pressing social issues. He leads a conversation with them on this panel.

Photography and Social Media

Sharing photos via social media is becoming the norm for photographers, but how do you effectively shoot, select, and edit for social media? Join this panel as they discuss their strategies for delivering great photos for social media.

Spanish Harlem

Joe Rodriguez and David Gonzalez will be discussing his groundbreaking National Geographic cover on Spanish Harlem in the 1980s, looking back on a vital New York City community that is undergoing increasing gentrification.

Teargas, Trolling, and Trauma: Photographing Political Polarization in the U.S.

A panel discussion on the physical, digital, and psychological risks for photographers covering political rallies, protests, and events in an increasingly polarised environment leading up to the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.

This is 18: This Is What Girlhood Looks Like

Meet the women behind #ThisIs18, a New York Times photography project exploring girlhood around the world.

Walk This Way

Join Vikki Tobak, author of Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop, as she interviews April Walker, lifestyle entrepreneur, author, health/wellness advocate, and creator of one of the first urban fashion brands, WalkerWear.

Weapon of Choice | Dialogue with Travon Free and Ruddy Roye

Photographers and writers Ruddy Roye and Travon Free discuss how and why their cameras are not only an important weapon in modern storytelling, but through demonstrations of their work, will explain why it’s critical to the landscape of photography for black and marginalized people to be the ones telling these stories.

Working Together

What does it mean to enter into collaboration in the photographic process? Join us to hear five women talk about their projects and practices that are rooted in working with others.