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

Sustainable Photography in a Disintermediated Era

Saturday, March 14
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Hyatt Regency Austin
Texas Ballroom 2-3
208 Barton Springs Rd


Photography has never been more important. It’s become a universal language, spoken by nearly everyone. It’s a primary tool in the battle for user engagement in mobile and web. But professional photographers are experiencing massive dislocation as publishing becomes disintermediated and reintermediated. Old business models are cast aside and the value proposition of the independent visual creator is changing overnight.

Despite these difficulties, there is exploding opportunity for the visual creator to take advantage of the importance of photography. New models of publishing and distribution have allowed fantastic growth in new content stacks, including microcultures and direct-to-fan. And all companies now need photographic speakers as never before.

Our panel brings together three perspectives on thriving in the changing media landscape, and navigating the transition from old media to new. They’ll outline the forces at work and the opportunities for photographic communicators.


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Anna Dickson

Deputy Dir of Photography

The Wall Street Journal

Anna Dickson is a the Director of Photography for the Huffington Post. Her career spans 10 years working in the industry for both print publications as well as online.

Anna started her photo e...

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Leora Kornfeld

Digital Media Research

Leora Kornfeld is a digital media researcher and consultant whose background in media goes all the way back to the Precambrian era of record stores, and from there moved to campus radio, followed b...

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Peter Krogh


DAM Useful Publishing

Peter Krogh is a photographer, author, technologist and publisher. He's worked as a commercial and editorial photographer for 30 years, helping clients like PBS tell their stories. He has served on...

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Richard Kelly


Indigo Factory Inc


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