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FotoFocus Symposium: Telephotography Video Gallery

Posted on May 27, 2022


Originally set for October 2021 and rescheduled due to Covid’s Delta variant, the FotoFocus Symposium: Telephotography took place last month on April 9 and 10, 2022. Through a series of panels, lectures, and film screenings, attendees had the opportunity to engage with artists and academics as they discussed both historic and current themes in photography. FotoFocus is excited to share videos from each panel. The full video gallery can be viewed on the FotoFocus website.


FotoFocus Telephotography Symposium Electricity panel moderated by Corey Keller, Independent Curator and Scholar, Oakland, CA, with panelists: Jordan Bear, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; and Chitra Ramalingam, Interdisciplinary Curator and Academic at Yale University, New Haven, CT
FotoFocus Telephotography Symposium Signal and Event: Early Press Photography and Its Distributions panel moderated by Jason Hill, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE, with panelists: Kim Beil, Art Historian based at Stanford University, Stanford, CA; Amy Scott, Executive Vice President of Research and Interpretation and Marilyn B. and Calvin B. Gross Curator of Visual Arts at the Autry Museum, Los Angeles, CA; and Mary Panzer, Independent Scholar, New York, NY
FotoFocus Telephotography Symposium Remote Exhibiting panel moderated by Kevin Moore, FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator, with panelists: Chandra Frank, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center at the University of Cincinnati and Independent Curator, Cincinnati, OH; Mary Mattingly, Artist, Brooklyn, NY; and Kevin Schmidt, Artist, Toronto, Canada
FotoFocus Telephotography Symposium artist spotlight with Moyra Davey, Artist, New York, NY
FotoFocus Telephotography Symposium Designing for People? panel moderated by David van der Leer, Principal, DVDL, New York, NY, with panelists: Todd Levon Brown, Environmental Psychologist, Austin, TX; Iwan Baan, Photographer, Amsterdam, Netherlands; and Erin Sharp Newton, Design Director for the Healthcare Practice at Posen Architects, New Jersey/New York
FotoFocus Telephotography Symposium Breaking News panel moderated by Alice Gabriner, Independent Visual Editor, New York, NY, with panelists: Dieu-Nalio Chery, Associated Press Photojournalist, New York, NY; Erin Schaff, New York Times Staff Photographer, Washington, D.C.; and Maye-E Wong, Associated Press Photojournalist, New York, NY
FotoFocus Telephotography Symposium keynote conversation with Collier Schorr, Artist and Critic, New York, NY, and Sophie Hackett, Curator of Photography at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
FotoFocus Telephotography Symposium film panel moderated by Diana Vargas, Artistic Director of the Havana Film Festival New York, New York, NY, with panelists: Sandro Fiorin, Founder of FiGa Films, Miami, FL, and Rafael Romero Peña, Multidisciplinary Artist and Director of Fever (2019), Rotterdam, Netherlands

After pandemic-induced cancellations, postponements, and reimaginations in 2020 and 2021, the FotoFocus team looks ahead to the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial: World Record in October with the Biennial Program Week from September 29–October 8, 2022.

Previously on The Lens:

Pride of Place: Photographer Iwan Baan and “Designing for People?”

Photo Op: FotoFocus Symposium Breaking News Panel Q&A 

Q&A with Diana Vargas, Guest Curator for the FotoFocus Symposium: Telephotography Film Program

Click here for biographies of the panelists.