2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Surveillance Photography: Personal, Public, Profit

Monday, March 16
9:30AM - 10:30AM

JW Marriott
Salon 8
110 E 2nd St

In the age of pervasive public monitoring and personal sharing, can individual privacy really exist? The advent of drone and smart-phone photography, metadata mining and wearable cameras has had an effect on anyone who walks down a street, uses email, posts a video or searches online for companionship. This panel discussion, featuring an educator, critic, and industry professionals who engage with a wide variety of surveillance photography issues will address what we should and should not fear, share and be aware of. On one hand, surveillance technology is used as an instrument to watch, document, record and potentially infringe on human rights and encroach on our essential freedoms and on the other hand the latest technology is being used to better communities with accurate data required to influence positive community development and change. The issue of who owns, controls, and/or profits from our (often very personal) visual information will be addressed.


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David Fine

Prod Mgr


Katrin Eismann

Chair, MPS Digital Photography

The School of Visual Arts

Katrin Eismann is an internationally respected artist, teacher, and author specializing in creative digital photography and the impact of emerging technologies upon professional photographers, arti...

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Oskar Kalmaru



Stephen Mayes


Stephen Mayes Co

Stephen Mayes founding management team of Getty Images helped to launch the company as the world’s commercially most successful image supplier. Deep experience in world-shaping photojournalism as D...

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