2016 Schedule

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

The Photographer’s Lens: How Do We Define Beauty?

Friday, March 11
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon F
500 E 4th St

We always hear how beauty is in the eye of the beholder — what about, more specifically, in the eye of the photographer? How we view aesthetics varies from person to person, and “beauty” can have a completely different definition for people of different backgrounds. And what happens to perceptions of beauty in the age of social media? Some might value black and white photos online, while others appreciate the expression on a face or asymmetry. Miriam Redi, a research scientist at Yahoo, Ramzi Rizk, Co-Founder & CTO of EyeEm, and Danielle Strle, Director of Culture and Trends, will share how they classify beauty in photography amidst tech developments, the mobile revolution and generational shifts like the selfie generation.

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Danielle Strle

Dir of Culture & Trends


Miriam Redi at SXSW

Miriam Redi

Research Scientist


Miriam Redi is a Research Scientist at Yahoo London. Her research focuses on content-based social multimedia analysis and computational advertising. In particular, she explores ways to automaticall...

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Ramzi Rizk at SXSW

Ramzi Rizk

Co Founder & CTO


Ramzi Rizk (@ramz) is a CoFounder and CTO of EyeEm. Before founding EyeEm, Ramzi was a doctoral candidate researching privacy in Social Media, and afterwards leading engineering teams focused on mo...

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