Photography Talks

Searching for stories in Conflict Zones

Regardless of the horrors we witness, we still have the responsibility to get the images that will have an impact on the wider public and a challenge to get them published. In this seminar, Afshin Ismaeli will share how he found great stories in the middle of the war against the Isis in Iraq and Syria.

Resignifying  Photography

Gabriel Wickbold has been trying to resignify various conflicts of contemporary man. The artist uses photography to talk about the body, nature, ageing, connectivity and light.

Art & Propaganda

J Henry Fair demonstrates how propaganda plays a major role in the destruction of the environment, climate change. Through his work, Fair showcases a reality that the media are not always willing to portray, by providing a more ‘informed’ platform from which people can make decisions about how they live their lives.

See the Unseen

Douglas Dubler provides a detailed and well-documented case for his assertion that Leonardo da Vinci was the father of the art of photography. Dubler will discuss and highlight the various points, illustrated with da Vinci’s work that brought him to this conclusion.

Telling the Story, Making the Photo

Kathy Moran shares s a behind the scenes look at the extremes that National Geographic photographers go to make innovative, storytelling photographs.  From Carcass-cam to the Lion Tank, from the most basic approach to the most complicated, see what our photographers do to make a photograph.

Remote Adventure

In this talk, wildlife photographer and innovator Will Burrard-Lucas will share the journey he has taken as he seeks to capture fresh perspectives and reveal the natural world in new ways. From his remote-control “BeetleCam” to high-quality camera traps, find out how and why Will makes use of technology in his work. Will’s talk will be illustrated throughout with inspiring images from his projects in Africa and beyond.

Yo Soy Fidel

American photographer Michael Christopher Brown leaned out of a rear passenger window of his passing vehicle in order to photograph Cubans waiting alongside the highway for Fidel’s military convoy, carrying his cremated remains from Havana to Santiago, to pass.

Day to Night Evolution

Stephen Wilkes imagined changing time in a single photograph. Using this new technology, he has been able to express this fascination through a series of photographs: Day to Night. Stephen will take photographs from a fixed camera angle continuously for up to 30+ hours, throughout the Day to Night. A select group of images arel then digitally blended into one photograph, capturing the changing of time in a single frame.

Why Do It?

Sunday Times Picture Editor, Ray Wells interviews three iconic war photographers from different backgrounds and countries. This elite panel of photographers have been near mortally wounded, hunted captured, and even tortured. So what is the inspiration that keeps them returning to cover the stories in such hostile places in unfavourable conditions?

Distinctive Diversity

From Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where large parts of the country lie below sea level to Iceland, which has been formed by fire and ice, up to the erupting mountain of Cotopaxi in Ecuador, 5.897 meters high. Cris Toala Olivares is a photographer with international experience who has gained great success in two distinctly diverse projects; Amsterdam Canals and Volcanoes.

Yes, We Did

Lawrence Jackson talks about the inspiring moments that changed his life. Why he decided to leave his job at the Associated Press and document the first African American President of the United States as an Official White House Photographer.

Save the Salt

Keith Berr’s work has raised awareness, concerns and recently inspired action After decades of continuous mineral extraction, salt depletion, and wilful government neglect, the Bonneville Salt Flats are in serious trouble. Many areas that were once 7 feet thick are down to only 3 inches. Over the last 8 years,

Five Senses

Five Photowalk Connect explorers present their narrative of their travel across the length and breadth of India. Lands and tales ranging from the forbidden land of Everest to the enchanting stories of Haldi festival – from historic streets of Kolkata to the pristine Ladakh and Himachal – this session will make you time travel and evoke your senses.

Developing Stories

Rob Taggart shows the pre-digital era and how international photo agencies covered the news and what it took to get their many historic images of the century into newspapers – in some cases these Iconic photographs were the catalyst for changing the course of history.


Timothy Allen Photography Scholarship Award. A look into the program, how the group develops during the training provided by TAPSA and their experiences.

A World Without Photography

Can you imagine a world without photography?

Our Eye

A short introduction clip for the inauguration of Xposure to reflect the policy that Photography is not about the equipment we use, but about our eyes and what we see.

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