The Photoville Talks bring the photography world’s brightest minds together to discuss issues in contemporary photography such as representation, press freedom and trauma. Panelists come from diverse photographic practices and discuss photography’s intersection with social impact, activism and spirituality. Panels are open the public but seating is limited, operating on a first-come, first-served basis.

To whet your appetite while waiting for Photoville 2018, watch our talks from Photoville 2017 here, courtesy of PhotoWings!

Additional support for the Photoville Talks provided by Two Trees Management, PhotoWings, and the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation.


ALTAR: Prayer, Ritual, Offerings

Featuring: Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Imani Dennison, Diane Wah, Reginê Romain

Connecting with Culture: A Conversation with Miranda and Stella

Featuring: Miranda Barnes, Stella Johnson

How Do We Focus Our Gaze? Connecting Photography & Social Impact

Featuring: Nancy Farese (Moderator), Sarah Blesener, Brian L. Frank, and Tomas Van Houtryve

Attacks On Press Freedom in Mexico

Featuring: Alexandra Ellerbeck, Ginger Thompson, Emmanuel Guillén Lozano, Alejandra Ibarra Chaoul


Future Imagemakers Speak Out

Featuring: Lorie Novak and Riana Gideon (Moderators), Aisha Conte, Bianca Colon, Gabriella Rodriguez, Nailea Dominguez

Photography and Trauma

Featuring: Nicole Schilit, Bruce Shapiro, Ashley Gilberston, Cengiz Yar, and Alison Baskerville

PDN’s 30: Advice for Emerging Photographers from Emerging Photographers

Featuring: Holly Stuart Hughes (Moderator), Sarah Blesener, Kholood Eid, Cole Wilson, An Rong Xu, and Laurel Golio

In Conversation: Taslima Akhter and Robin Berson

Featuring: Taslima Akhter and Robin Berson

Inspired Live at Photoville

Featuring: Various Artists