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PDN Photoplus International Conference + Expo

Conference: Oct. 21 - Oct. 24, 2015
Expo: Oct. 22 - Oct. 24, 2015
Javits Convention Center, New York City

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Presentations

Lauren Greenfield will deliver a "Fast Forward to The American Dream" keynote, and Dennis Keeley will moderate a keynote panel discussion on street photography at the 2015 PhotoPlus Conference + Expo. Register Now.

 Lauren Greenfield

Lauren Greenfield
Keynote: Fast Forward to The American Dream

Thursday, Oct. 22
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Canon

Set against the backdrop of the financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath, award-winning documentary photographer Lauren Greenfield introduces her latest work, WEALTH: The Influence of Affluence, a 25-year examination of how the ideas of wealth and the American Dream have been productized, exported, and manifested around the globe.

Long considered a preeminent chronicler of youth culture, gender and consumerism, Greenfield is the author of three best-selling monographs (Fast Forward, Girl Culture and THIN), an award-winning director of four documentary films (THIN, kids+money, Beauty CULTure, and The Queen of Versailles), and the director of the international viral video #likeagirl. In Fall 2016, Phaidon will publish a major monograph of the work, alongside related exhibitions at the Annenberg Space for Photography in L.A. and the International Center of Photography in New York (including an original 30 minute documentary film).

Dennis Keeley

Dennis Keeley
Jeffrey Scales
Ken Schles
Sally Davies
Keynote: Street Photography: The Common and The Phenomenal

Friday, Oct. 23
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Over the years image-makers have consistently employed extremely original styles in capturing compelling images from the most common or daily life of their time. Now, with Instagram, Facebook and a host of other social network sites, photographers can share their images instantly. Join Dennis Keeley, chair of the Photo & Imaging program at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, as he moderates a panel of remarkable talent, all coming together to explore new ways to define and practice one of the more fascinating and enduring documents in photography—the "Street Photograph."

Jimmy Chin

Saturday, Oct. 24
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Jimmy lives a life of art and adventure, combining a career as a commercial photographer, National Geographic photographer, documentary filmmaker and a 14 year veteran of The North Face Athlete Team. He is one of the most sought-after and recognized adventure sports photographers and filmmakers working today. In the past decade, Jimmy has collaborated with, filmed and photographed some of the world’s most progressive athletes and explorers while participating in break through expeditions around the planet. He has climbed notable first ascents in the Karakoram, traversed the Chang Tang Plateau in Tibet on foot and skied first descents in the Himalayas. He is one of the few people to ski Mount Everest from the summit and recently climbed the much coveted first ascent of the Shark’s Fin on Meru.

Jimmy shoots for a wide variety of commercial and editorial clients. His photography has graced the cover of National Geographic Magazine and garnered numerous awards from PDN, Communication Arts, American Society of Magazine Editors and the Lowell Thomas Journalism Awards. As a director and cinematographer, Jimmy has shot and directed documentaries, tv and commercial projects for The North Face, Pirelli, Apple, National Geographic, Working Title, and RSA Films, to name a few. On the other side of the lens, Jimmy has been profiled in National Geographic Magazine, Outside Magazine, People Magazine, Men’s Journal and others.

Jimmy lives in both New York City and Jackson Hole, Wyoming with his wife Chai and daughter Marina.