Navigating the Media Industry
What is the role of the photographer on assignment?
17 Aug 19.00 hrs CET
On 17 August we Zoom in with a selection of photographers who are at different stages of their careers. They consider ethical dilemmas in relation to the role of the photographer on assignment today, as well as the responsibilities of the individual when working on commissions.
We'll be joined by guest artists Myriam Boulos, Bieke Depoorter and Rahim Fortune. This talk (2/2) is moderated by Aaron Schuman (photographer, writer, curator and educator). Learn more about this talk here.
Talk: Navigating the Media Industry - Media Perspective
In this first talk, the challenges and ethical dilemmas of working on assignments - as well as broader systemic issues - are explored through two vantage points: the individual and the photo-media industry at large.
Moderation by Aaron Schuman (photographer, writer, teacher). Speakers include Laura Summerton (Photography Manager, WaterAid), David Barreda (Diversify Photo & Senior Photo Editor National Geographic), Emma Bowkett (Director of Photography Financial Times Magazine) and Alex Majoli (Magnum, Cesura).
Upcoming online classes
On Assignment continues as a series of online classes. Coming soon:
27 July: online course Photo Comission Practices aims to provide practical advice and context, together with Tara Pixley and Rozette Rago.
7 September: Eefje Ludwig and Docks Collective will host the second course and explore the topic of Collaboration, Collectives and Copyright.
On Social Documentary Photography
In Practice: Resources for Photographers on Assignment
Who has the power to decide which photographers get particular resources and opportunities? What are the ethical dilemmas around commissions and assignments? We highlight a few industry resources that provide practical advice for photographers who are trying to navigate the territory between their own practice and the media industry at large.
Come and see
Open for Business
Magnum Photographers on Commission
For over 75 years, the photographers of Magnum Photos have not only created photographic icons on both major events and hidden stories but have simultaneously worked on commission.
On view at Foam in Amsterdam from 27 May until 7 Sep 2022.
Open for Business - Magnum Photographers on Commission has been developed in collaboration with Magnum Photos Paris and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation. It is curated by Anne-Marie Beckmann, Director Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, and Mirjam Kooiman, curator of Foam.
Foam is supported by de VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, the VandenEnde Foundation and the City of Amsterdam.
In 2022 Foam receives additional support from the Mondriaan Fund and receives a contribution through the Mondriaan Fund from the Ministerie van OCW.