Flash Forward Festival Boston
Events - Conference
The Magenta Foundation and TD Bank are pleased to present the second annual installment of Flash Forward Festival Boston, taking place June 7-10, 2012 at Fairmont Battery Wharf on the city’s revitalized North… Flash Forward Festival, June 7-10, 2012
The Magenta Foundation and TD Bank are pleased to present the second annual installment of Flash Forward Festival Boston, taking place June 7-10, 2012 at Fairmont Battery Wharf on the city’s revitalized North End waterfront. Following its successful debut in 2011, this year’s festival now expands to include gallery shows and public art installations across the city. This is a can’t-miss opportunity to check out the hottest new art stars from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom and network with powerhouse industry professionals from across the globe. The Festival boasts four FREE days of programmed lectures, panel discussions, workshops and exhibitions, as well as public art installations, special receptions, and nightly celebrations. For the full festival line-up visit www.flashforwardfestival.com.
Thursday, June 07
Day 1 – The Industry
10 – 11:30am: Behind the Scenes with Design & Art Directors
Join Vanity Fair Magazine Design Director, Chris Dixon, and enRoute Magazine Art Director, Nathalie Cusson, as they discuss the role of Design Departments and Art Directors, offering insight to artists interested in commercial and editorial photography. Followed by Q&A.
12-1:30pm: Alan Taylor, Senior Editor of The Atlantic’s Photoblog “In Focus”
Join this photography blog pioneer for his talk about the connections between storytelling and photography, his
background in web development, and how it all comes together for The Atlantic’s “In Focus”. Followed by Q&A.
2-3:30pm: Maurus Fraser, Winkreative Creative Director
Maurus Fraser from UK-based Winkreative, the branding and creative powerhouse behind Monocle, will discuss the organization’s philosophy as it relates to photography and art direction for prestigious international clients including Facebook, Porter Airlines, Prada and Stella McCartney. Followed by Q&A.
4-6pm: The Secrets to Getting Your Work Seen and Exhibited
Moderator: Jim Fitts
Panelists: Dina Deitsch, Jason Landry, and Cary Wolinksi
The panel will provide emerging and established photographers with the best practices to use in getting their work seen and exhibited. Q&A to follow.
Friday, June 08
Day 2 – Publishing: Breaking the Mold
10 – 11:30am: Pricing and Negotiating
Creating a professional estimate is not an exercise in black magic. Craig Oppenheimer of Wonderful Machine.com, an online agency that represents photographers, will demystify the estimating process by breaking it down into a logical structure. Followed by Q&A.
12-1:30pm: John Knight, Once Magazine Co-Founder
John Knight, Founder and Editor of Once Magazine, an iPad-only publication, will talk about his experience creating an app that uses the platform to both challenge traditional economic models of publishing and re-imagine what a photo story can be. The talk will examine some of the finer points of this new form of publishing and discuss the implications for publishers and photographers alike. Followed by Q&A.
2-3:30pm: Aline Smithson
Aline Smithson, the photographer behind lenscratch.com, will talk about her life, her influential photo blog,
and her support of emerging artists of all ages. Followed by Q&A.
4-6pm: Critique and the Creative Process – Photography In and Out of the Academy
Moderator: Glenn Ruga, Executive Director of the Photographic Resource Center
Panelists: Neal Rantoul, Photographer and Emeritus Professor of Photography at Northeastern University; Chehalis Hegner, Photographer and Assistant Professor of Photography at Umass/Lowell; Bruce Myren, Northeast Regional Chair, Society for Photographic Education
Join in a lively dialogue investigating the meaningful influence critique can have on the creative process. Topics investigated include: creative mentorships, collaborative partnerships, and the potential benefits of peer, individual, and self-critique sessions. Through honest dialogue, the goal of this panel discussion is to arrive at a set of underlying fundamental principles for critiques that will assist in the creative process. If time allows, there will be a sample critique session.
Saturday, June 09
Day 3 – Thinking Outside the Box
10 – 11:30am: Live Through This
Join photographer Tony Fouhse as he talks about the unexpected turns of working on a documentary project and the necessary decisions required of artists when real life knocks on your door. Followed by Q&A.
12-1:30pm: Crowdfunding for Photojournalism
Crowdfunding is a buzz word that you may have heard in the past couple of years. Tina Ahrens, Co-Founder of emphas.is looks at how crowdfunding can be effectively applied to photojournalism to finance projects that engage new audiences, attract backers, and build a successful global community. Followed by Q&A.
2-3:30pm: Innovative Ways to Sell Photos Online
Allen Murabayshi, CEO of PhotoShelter, will cover the fundamental web marketing tactics, essential website design requirements, and critical features that will help photographers better utilize their website as a business. Followed by Q&A.
4-6pm: David Hilliard
In this lecture, famed photographer David Hilliard will present an overview of his work, his studio practice, and the themes that continually surface within his photographs. Followed by Q&A.