Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The New York Photo Festival presents "The Future of Contemporary Photography" Screening
The New York Photo Festival and PDN PhotoPlus
are pleased to announce the photo world
premier screening of
The Future of Contemporary Photography:
The New York Photo Festival 2008
A Snorri Bros Production
Associate Producers Daniel Power and Frank Evers
Thursday, October 23 at 1:00pm
Friday, October 24 at 11:00am and 2:00pm
Saturday, October 25 at 10:20am and 2:40pm
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York
This exciting new documentary short, The Future of Contemporary Photography, provides a dynamic look into the New York Photo Festival 2008 (NYPH08), and premieres at PDN Photo Plus Expo on Thursday, October 23, 2008. The film explores the curatorial insights of four leading photo editors, the festival’s founders, and the many cutting-edge artists who shared their work. The film asks curators, artists, and viewers to make their own aesthetic judgments on the state of modern photographic image making.
“PhotoPlus is always on the cutting edge of what’s happening in photography and imaging, so it's a natural fit for us to screen the Snorri Bros’ documentary The Future of Contemporary Photography during this huge industry event,” says Frank Evers, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of the New York Photo Festival. “We think that the film is an brilliant documentation of the first ever New York Photo Festival and captures the incredible spirit, passion and excitement of that inaugural event. We can't give enough thanks to the folks at PDN PhotoPlus, who have proven steadfast supporters in helping us bring an annual world-class photo festival to New York City.”
The inaugural event in May 2008 was a surprise hit, and it delivered on the promise of presenting the “Future of Contemporary Photography” through the efforts of world-class curators and selected artists. The NYPH08 Festival Curators, Kathy Ryan, Martin Parr, Lesley A. Martin, and Tim Barber, delivered four stunning exhibitions dealing with everything from the ubiquity of imagery to typologies to artistic expression in photography. The New York Photo Festival has successfully filled the need for a large-scale, international cultural event in New York City dedicated to contemporary photography.
Founded by Daniel Power and Frank Evers, the New York Photo Festival is the first international-level festival of photography to be based in the U.S. With the ambition of documenting the future of photography in all its forms, this new annual event has selected a group of internationally respected curators who will deliver their personal vision of the newest and most important trends in contemporary photography. The inaugural edition (May 14–18, 2008) proved an astounding success with over 15,000 tickets sold, 2,500 VIPs and artists, 1,000 members of the international press, packed seating for all day and evening programming events at St. Ann’s Warehouse (450 capacity), 20 countries represented in curated and satellite pavilions, 85,000 clicked site visits, 47,000 blog posts, 2.5 million unique visits to www.nyphotofestival.com, 49 media partners, and over 3,000 submissions from 87 countries for the New York Photo Awards (www.newyorkphotoawards.com).
The New York Photo Festival 2009 will run from May 14 through May 24, made possible with the generous assistance of Two Trees Management and Canon USA. In addition to the curated pavilions, the festival will offer visitors an extensive range of activities that will generate dialogue and buzz among photo professionals, amateurs, students, and aficionados of art and culture, including seminars, slide shows, book signings, photographic workshops, live performances and events, and a gallery row. The New York Photo Festival will be headquartered in DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY.
The Future of Contemporary Photography is a Snorri Bros Production, directed by Eidur Snorri Eysteinsson, Snorri Sturluson, and David Weinstock, edited by Ruth Mamaril at Filmcore, with VFX by the Snorri Bros. Music provided by soundpets and Jody Redhage. Camera operator: Jérémy Lebreton. Associate Producers Daniel Power and Frank Evers.
About PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo
Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries, PDN PhotoPlus showcases the latest advances in photography, both traditional and digital. Held annually at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, attendees have the opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services—everything from image capture and color management to retouching and storage—all from the industry's leading manufacturers.
The show also offers over 100 photography and imaging seminars and hands-on workshops taught by world-renowned experts, with a focus on cutting-edge innovations in digital imaging products and techniques. The 2007 Expo recently received top rankings in Exhibit Survey Inc.’s annual Trade Show Trends Report for the second year in a row, as published in the April 2008 issue of Exhibitor magazine, ranking at or near the top in most major categories of its “Top Trade Shows of 2007”: Second-Highest Total Buying Plans; Eighth-Highest Net Buying Influence; and Second-Highest Traffic Density.
SOURCE: New York Photo Festival