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PDN Photoplus International Conference + Expo

Conference: Oct. 19 - Oct. 22, 2016
Expo: Oct. 20 - Oct. 22, 2016
Javits Convention Center, New York City

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Presentations

Graham Nash & Mark Seliger
Mark Seliger in Conversation with Graham Nash

Date: Thursday, Oct. 20
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Epson

Graham Nash, photographer and co-founder of the printmaking studio Nash Editions (and two time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member (Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Hollies)) will share the stories behind some of the images he’s made over the decades in an on-stage conversation with award-winning photographer Mark Seliger. While best known as a musician, he has also pursued a parallel career as a photographer, collector, and digital imaging pioneer. With a career spanning 30 years, Mark Seliger has photographed some of the biggest names in music, politics, business and entertainment and provided covers for some of the biggest names in the magazine and editorial world, including Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone. Mark has also lead a double life as a lead singer and songwriter for the country band Rusty Truck.

Join these two friends for a lively and entertaining discussion of their inspirations, their growth as photographers, and the many places their pursuit of creativity has lead them. Graham Nash photo - Amy Grantham; Mark Seliger photo - Nathan Podshadley




Jessica Dimmock
Ashley Gilbertson
Ron Haviv
Moderator: Christine Nesbitt Hills
Keynote: VII@XV: Why We Shoot

Date: Friday, Oct. 21
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Creative Live & Whitewall

Join Christine Nesbitt Hills, Senior Photography Editor at UNICEF, as she moderates a panel of remarkable talent. "What does it mean to be a visual storyteller? In an age where the sophisticated manipulation of imagery is easier than ever, and over one billion photos are taken every day, the challenges are many. On the 15th anniversary of VII Photo, agency members take us on a journey where integrity and dedication are their touchstones, and a true connection with the audience their mission.”



Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier
Keynote: Beneath the Thin Blue Line

Date: Saturday, Oct. 22
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Sony

A keynote presentation Beneath the Thin Blue Line by National Geographic photographers Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier, co-founders of SeaLegacy, an organization dedicated to creating powerful media to change the narrative around our world’s oceans and to inspire the global community to protect them. Their joint lecture will take the audience on an underwater journey to some of the most remote and beautiful corners of the ocean, and will explore how visual storytelling can help protect the last wild places in the sea. With a special focus on climate change and the fate of coastal people and marine ecosystems, the lecture will showcase the incredible biodiversity of the underwater world. Photos: Cristina Mittermeier