Location: Columbia College Ferguson Auditorium, 600 South Michigan Avenue Chicago
The Internet has changed the way we consider photography, and the medium has undergone remarkable transformations at every level. No longer restricted to the gallery wall or the printed page, photography now regularly—and sometimes exclusively—appears onscreen. More significantly, Web 2.0 is influencing photo culture around the world by connecting international audiences to art experiences, enabling the discovery of new work and presenting never-before-seen channels of expression and participation. Inspired by the Web’s innovations, Andy Adams has published FlakPhoto.com, an online art space that promotes photography from within the online community, since 2006. He’ll explore the intersection of online publishing, social media, and community collaboration in this lively discussion about photography in the Internet Era.
Andy Adams is an independent web producer + photo publisher whose work blends aspects of digital communication, online audience engagement, and web-based creative collaboration to explore contemporary ideas in photography. Recent projects include The Future of Photobooks, a cross-blog conversation that considered the impact of internet culture on photographic production, exhibition and distribution and 100 Portraits — 100 Photographers, a digital exhibition of contemporary portraiture that has shown at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Australian Centre for Photography and numerous festivals in the U.S. and abroad. In his spare time he publishes FlakPhoto.com, an online art space that promotes the discovery of artists, bookmakers and photo organizations from around the world. More about him on his website at AndyAdamsPhoto.com
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From the Bloggers series. Photo courtesy Gabriela Herman