Via Shawn G. Henry, VP Editorial Photographers
Digital Issues in the Editorial Market, a panel discussion sponsored by The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and Editorial Photographers (EP) will be held on Friday, October 22, 2004 at Javits Center/PhotoPlus Expo, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Seminar Rms. 1E04 & 05. This is free!
Join an extraordinary panel of photojournalists in a discussion of the impact of digital technology on the editorial market: Barbara Alper, Alan Chin, Shawn G. Henry, and Brad Trent moderated by Peter Howe. The focus of the discussion will center on how to successfully integrate digital capture into a creative and profitable editorial photography business. Topics to be discussed include:
The Transition from Film to Digital
Pricing Digital Production VS Film
Managing the Workflow
Delivering the Job
Satisfying Clients While Maintaining Your Bottom Line
Barbara Alper is a New York City based photographer and regular contributor to The New York Times, Barron’s, Wall Street Journal; she works with a number of corporate clients and has acted as a consultant to Olympus. Her works are included in the collections of Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris,The Brooklyn Museum, New York, FNAC Galeries, Paris, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, International Center of Photography, New York, L’imagerie, Lannion, France, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, The New York Public Library, The Polaroid International Collection, Victoria & Albert Museum, London and The Wagstaff Collection. She has exhibited widely throughout the United States and Europe. Barbara Alper is represented by Mega Press Agency (Japan) and Stock-Boston (USA).
Alan Chin has spent recent years covering conflicts in Iraq, Afganistan, the Middle-East, the former Yugoslavia & Balkans for outlets such as The New York Times, Newsweek, and Gamma. His current images appear regularly in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, The Boston Globe, The International Herald Tribune, New York Newsday, The Guardian (UK) as well as Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, Brill’s Content, Marie-Claire, MacLean’s, Maxim, Seventeen, VERY Style Guides. His photography is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and Alan has been nominated twice of the Pulitzer Prize for photography by the New York Times, 1999 & 2000, for coverage of the Kosovo conflict.
Shawn G. Henry has over 16 years experience as an editorial and corporate photographer; for almost three years, he’s shot digitally exclusively. He’s photographed for clients ranging from FleetBoston & Fidelity Investments to National Geographic & Newsweek, and his work appears regularly in Business Week and Forbes. He is the vice president of EP.
Brand Trent over the last 22 years has worked for such editorial clients as Time, Life, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, GQ, Premiere, Business Week, Newsweek, Men’s Health and Texas Monthly. For some reason General Motors, IBM, The NFL, Dow Plastics, Pepsi, Pacific Bell, NBC and AT&T have all seen fit to let him shoot their advertising! And until about a year ago he could be heard declaring that digital had ZERO chance of getting a toe-hold in the mainstream professional market! In that year’s time he has gone from shooting 100% film to about 95% digital; and aside from the completely sick cost of his digital backs, doesn’t really miss the old way of doing business!
Peter Howe with over thirty years experience in the photography industry has worked as a photographer, editor, agent, writer and curator. Presently he is occupied as an author and commentator on the subject, and is a regular contributor to many of the publications that deal with photojournalism, including the Digital Journalist, American Photo, Columbia Journalism Review, and also to USA Today. He recently curated the critically acclaimed exhibition “War in Iraq: The
Coordinates of Conflict” at the International Center of Photography in New York. He also consults with and advises independent photo agencies and individual photographers on strategies for the digital organization, storage and licensing of their work.
Howe was the Picture Editor of the New York Times Magazine and Director of Photography for LIFE magazine. On three occasions he was awarded first place for magazine picture editing in the National Press Photographers Association, University of Missouri’s Picture of the Year contest, and won four National Magazine Awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors. From 1997 to 2000, he was Vice President of Photography and Creative Services for Corbis, where he was responsible for the company’s acquisitions worldwide, photographer relations and copyright and contract concerns as they relate to the digital environment.