2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

When Your Photos Become the News

Friday, March 11
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon F
500 E 4th St

Social networks like Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest are built on users communicating visually. As mobile phone cameras have improved and social networks thrived, the general public has become well versed in visuals.

EyeEm, Snapwire, Image Brief, Twenty20 and 500px are just a few photography communities that are working to capitalize on the phenomenon that "everyone is a photographer."

In this panel we'll discuss how the growing number of images in the world is affecting the publishing industry. With visuals everywhere, are photo editors and photographers more important than ever before, or is it a job anyone can do?

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Anna Dickson at SXSW

Anna Dickson

Photo Lead


Anna Dickson is currently Deputy Director of Photography at The Wall Street Journal. She started her photo-editing career at Netscape in 2004. She moved a year later to New York where she worked at...

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Bryan Van Dyk at SXSW

Bryan Van Dyk

Dir of Business Dev

Getty Images

Director of Business Development for Getty Images, the world's leading provider of digital content, focusing on growing the company's digital footprint and advancing the visual licensing industry. ...

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Marc Janks at SXSW

Marc Janks

Mgr of Multimedia Platforms

Huffington Post

Marc graduated with a B.A. in Communication from the University of Southern California in 2008. He is currently the Manager of Multimedia at The Huffington Post working with the latest tools to make story telling more engaging.

Wajmah Yaqubi

Global Photo Dir


Emmy-nominated, award-winning Photo Director with 17 years of experience working on integrated digital platforms for Fortune 100 media organizations. Currently directing photo operations for digita...

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