The Presidential Campaign Through New Eyes

17 Jan 2017 2016 TALKS

Discussing key photos from newer or unconventional campaign photographers with a focus on Instagram.

The Presidential Campaign Through New Eyes

Featuring: Michael Shaw (Moderator), Mark Abramson, M. Scott Brauer, Landon Nordeman, Lorie Novak, Hilary Swift

Presented in partnership with


Saturday, September 24 | 6:00PM – 6:45PM
Location: Photoville Pavilion (60 Water Street Storefront)


Discussing key photos from newer or unconventional campaign photographers with a focus on Instagram.



Michael Shaw, publisher of the non-profit, ReadingThePictures, is an analyst of news photos and visual journalism, and a frequent lecturer and writer on news imagery, photojournalism and documentary photography. Michael has been referred to as the first full-time news photo critic.Reading the Pictures is the only site dedicated to the daily analysis of news and cultural images. Launched in 2004, RTP is closely followed on multiple platforms (notably it’s own website, as well as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook by the news and visual media; the photojournalism community; university journalism, photojournalism and communication programs; and citizens interested in politics and visual culture. The site also features the Reading the Pictures Salon, a series that examines how the media and social media visually frame the major news events of our day. An “aha” exercise in media and visual literacy, the Salon invites photographers, editors and visual scholars to analyze an edit of 9-10 individual images either live, or in a live Google Hangout with accompanying audience chat.


Mark-AbramsonMark Abramson (b. 1988) is a Russian-American freelance photographer and filmmaker based in New York City. He is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and other clients include: The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Education Week , Getty Images, GOOD Magazine, Newsweek, Arena Magazine, International Herald Tribune, National Geographic (Food), El Nuevo Día.




Scott Brauer is a freelance photographer based in Boston, Massachusetts. His work has been published by Time, Esquire, Newsweek, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Chronicle of Higher Education, The Globe and Mail, Le Monde, MIT Technology Review, New Scientist, Wired, NPR, and others. His work has also been awarded by American Photography, the Magenta Foundation, the Boston Press Photographers Association, Feztiv Art, and the Visual Culture Awards, and exhibited at the LUMIX Festival, Kaunas Photo Festival, Organ Vida Festival, Eastreet3, the Flash Forward Festival, Southampton Arts Center (curated by the International Center for Photography), FotoAplauso, the Ballarat International Foto Bienalle, the Format International Photo Festival, and others. Brauer is also the co-founder and editor of, a long-running blog about photojournalism, the world of photography, and ethics. In 2015, Brauer began writing a column on photographers’ sketchbooks for the photography magazine Raw View.


Landon-NordemanLooking for the eternal in the ephemeral, Landon photographs fine art projects and works for commercial and editorial clients around the world. His first monograph, Out of Fashion, will be published by Damiani this fall (2016). American Photography, Communication Arts, Pictures of the Year International, The PDN Photo Annual, The Center for Documentary Studies, PDN’s 30, and The Society for Publication Design have all commended his work. Landon’s photographs have been exhibited at The Howard Greenberg Gallery and The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing among other venues, and are in the collections of The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and The Columbus Museum of Art.


Lorie-NovakLorie Novak is an artist and Professor of Photography & Imaging at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University and Associate Faculty at The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. She is also Director and Founder, Tisch Future Imagemakers, a participatory photography project in Photography & Imaging, offering free digital photography classes to NYC area high school students. Her photographs, installations, and Internet projects explore issues of memory and transmission, the relationship between the intimate and the public, and the shifting cultural meanings of photographs. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and she is the recipient of a 2016 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Photography. In her ongoing Above The Fold project, she has saved the front page-sections of theNew York Times from 1999 to the present and categorized them according to content of the photograph above the fold. With this election cycle, U.S. Elections & Campaigning has become one of the three tallest piles joining U.S. Presidents and Men & A Few Women with Guns. For more information, see


© Hilary Swift 2015Hilary Swift is a freelance photojournalist based out of New York City interested in documenting politics, social issues and breaking news. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times national, political and metro desks. A Vermont native, Swift attended Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa studying environmental science before obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Visual Journalism from Brooks Institute in Ventura, California. Prior to her relocation to New York, Swift interned at The New York Times, The Free-Lance Star and The Reno Gazette Journal.