Wednesday, 22 July is the final day of «As They See Us. A Portrait of Russia by the Magnum Agency». On that day, we’ll be joined by a number of photographers and photo editors for an online discussion entitled «Documentary Photography in Contemporary Media».
We’ll be taking about whether it is still possible to photograph for the media along classical lines, as exemplified by Magnum, and what form of photojournalism is in demand today. Among the topics we’ll be covering are the shifting role and function of photography and the photographer in contemporary media; media photographers’ transition from on-the-ground correspondents to creators of their own documentary projects; and the ethics underpinning the interaction between a photographer and a photo editor – where is the line drawn between a photographer’s vision and editing policy?
Our guests will also talk about personal development opportunities for aspiring documentary photographers and photo journalists in Russia in 2020.
Moderator: Artyom Chernov, founder of Les.media, former photo editor for Russky Reportyor magazine
— Anna Artemyeva — photojournalist of Novaya Gazeta
— Varvara Gladkaya — editor-in-chief of Republic.ru, former head of RBC’s consolidated photo division
— Sergey Ponomarev — Pulitzer prize-winning photographer
— Mikhail Domozhilov — documentary photographer, curator at the DocDocDoc school for contemporary photography
— Andrey Gordasevich — photographer
— Nanna Heitmann — photographer and documentalist, member of Magnum Photos
The discussion – which will be held as a Zoom conference – is free to join. Advance registration is required, and you will also need to have downloaded the Zoom app. An hour before the event is scheduled to begin you will be sent a link to the email address provided during registration, which will allow you to join the conference.