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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

2015 Keynote Speakers 

Lauren Greenfield will deliver a "Fast Forward to The American Dream" keynote, Dennis Keeley will moderate a keynote panel discussion on street photography, and Jimmy Chin will discuss his award-winning documentary, MERU 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
Daniel Weiss
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

Jimmy Chin
Keynote: At the Summit

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

See photographer, adventurer and filmmaker Jimmy Chin deliver his keynote, titled “At the Summit,” in which he will discuss his award-winning documentary, MERU. Chin will also discuss his background as a photographer and filmmaker, how he approached some of his most challenging shoots and the key decisions that led him to where he is today.

In the new feature documentary "Meru," climbers Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk share the story of making the coveted first ascent of the Shark's Fin route on Mount Meru. Get a glimpse at the film:.