Three of the world's foremost visionaries in photography will be presenting at this year's show. Stephen Shore, David LaChapelle, and James Balog will each present their inspirational work at the "Lunchtime Keynote" during PhotoPlus Expo.
Stephen Shore – "Challenging Convention"
Thursday, October 25 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
In spring 2012, Phaidon Press published a 2,300 page, two-volume set reproducing in their entirety the astounding 83 print-on-demand artist books Stephen Shore produced from 2003 to 2008.
In his keynote, Stephen will examine the aesthetic roots of this body of work and how it grew out of his decades-long drive to push his work into new directions.
David LaChapelle – "Artist or Artless"
Friday, October 26 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
One of the true pioneers of modern day photography, David LaChapelle shares his images, his thoughts, and the ups-and-downs of being a true photographic icon.
Richard Avedon once said, "of all the photographers inventing surreal images, it was Mr. LaChapelle who has the potential to be the genre’s Magritte," referring to the Belgian surrealist painter. Helmut Newton also stated that, "A lot of nudity is just gratuitous. But someone who makes me laugh is David LaChapelle. I think he’s very bright, very funny and good."
James Balog – "Chasing Ice" (Sponsored by Nikon)
Saturday, October 27 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
James Balog has been a global leader in environmental photography for nearly three decades. In this compelling keynote appearance, Balog will give us an inside look at the creative vision, technical breakthroughs and physical adventure that make up the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS), his latest body of work. Balog is featured in the 2012 documentary, Chasing Ice, which won top honors for cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival.
Attendees will be the first to see the film as it makes its worldwide debut here at PhotoPlus Expo.