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

SATURDAY, Sept 15 | 12PM – 1PM
Presented by MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora

A panel discussion moderated by MFON co-founders, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and Adama Delphine Fawundu, will feature contributing photographers sharing perspectives on p...


Future Imagemakers Speak Out

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

SUNDAY, Sept 16 | 12PM – 1PM
Presented by NYU Tisch Future Imagemakers, The Bronx Junior Photo League, The Lower Eastside Girls Club

Young artists and activists are shifting our national conversations about issues surrounding civil rights, resistance, the environment, LGBTQ+ rights, immigration, race...

Photography and Trauma

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

SUNDAY, Sept 16 | 1.30PM – 2.30PM
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and The ACOS Alliance

This panel aims to highlight how common psychological stress and trauma is among journalists and discuss related topics: Why are photographers and photo editors at part...