Saturday, April 9 & Sunday, April 10, 2022
The FotoFocus Symposium returns for its sixth edition this spring, centered around the theme of Telephotography and held across two locations. World-renowned speakers from the fields of architecture, art, fashion, film, psychology, and media will speculate on the past, present, and future of sharing images over long distances—both physically and digitally, literally and figuratively—in a series of panel discussions, lectures, and film screenings.
The first day of programming, Saturday, April 9, held at Memorial Hall, will address a wide range of subjects, such as how nineteenth century scientists tried to capture electricity on film; the meteoric progression of press photography between the 1930s and 1970s; how architectural renderings and visualizations have changed in recent years; and the complex role of being a photojournalist in today’s world of rapid-fire news cycles.
The second day of the Symposium, Sunday, April 10, will be a Film Program held at The Garfield Theatre, featuring multiple film shorts and a screening of the film El actor principal [The Leading Actor]. The day includes a panel discussion showcasing the diversity of Latin American cultures to North American audiences, while examining the ways in which media—photographic imagery in particular—creates and distorts understanding of foreign cultures.