Wanted: Dialog On Photojournalism – Mumbai

Wanted: Dialog On Photojournalism

We are happy to announce the next event in the Wanted Series in Mumbai which will take place on 22 November 2013 at the Max Mueller Bhavan, K. Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda from 6 pm to 9 pm. Registrations are open for the event. Please use the registration form to register. Registrations are free and open to all!

We have very interesting speakers lined up for the event. Check them out here.

We are also happy to collaborate with the Media Foundation of India who are our Mumbai Partners for the Wanted Series events held in Mumbai.

The theme of the discussion is WANTED: DIALOG ON PHOTOJOURNALISM.

Newspapers are fading. News media is in a limbo of redefinition. Now we can add photojournalism to that list of defunct media, said Neil Burgess

The easy availability and affordability of digital and camera phones, emergence of online social media platforms, citizen journalists and bloggers have changed the way news and documentary photographs are produced, circulated and consumed today. In this rapidly-changing environment, news photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers across the globe are forced to consider tough questions. What is the future for photography in a news environment? What status and role will photojournalists have? What are the new funding options? What are the alternative new outlets? Can the ‘amateur’ completely replace the ‘professional’? Will this shift result in loss of iconic news images? Can traditional photojournalism survive? The invited speakers will share their experiences, which will be followed by an open discussion with everyone present.

The WANTED SERIES is an interaction conceived and organised by Goa Center for Alternative Photography (Goa-CAP) and Aksgar in collaboration with Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, where prominent editors, curators and publishers from the art, photography and media world will discuss critical issues on photography in an informal setting. This is a discussion series which travels to different cities in India. You can read more about the Wanted Series here.