Big Debates In Commercial Photography At CEPIC

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This year’s CEPIC congress (Coordination of European Picture Agencies Stock, Press and Heritage) is being held in London from 16-18 May, with Photocentric Day featuring some big debates

In a decade which has seen huge upheaval in the photography industry both for photographers and distributors, this year’s CEPIC congress promises to address the big issues facing the industry. The theme of Wednesday 16th,  Photocentric Day, addresses the question, “Where Does the Content Provider Fit in the New Stock Photography Business Reality?”

Photocentric Day is organized by CEPIC in conjunction with the American Society of Media Photographers. Christina Vaughan, Image Source CEO and President of CEPIC commented, CEPIC is very committed to open debate that includes every stakeholder in our industry. Keynote speaker is award-winning photojournalist Jonathan Torgovnik, the author of Bollywood Dreams, and Intended Consequences. The latter, a multimedia project about Rwandan children born of rape in 1994 war was nominated for an Emmy Award. Togornivik’s work is a reminder of the impact and power of photography and visual storytelling in a world whose first language is increasingly the ‘visual’.

Later in the day debates and panel events will explore the relationship between photographers and distributors. Can photographers be more successful distributing their own work? What are the best ways, new ways, distributors and photographers can work together for mutual benefit? What can we learn from similar licensing-based industries?

Photographers have the opportunity to have their images assessed at an interactive portfolio event. The panel features 5 experts with wide industry expertise:

Alan Capel, Alamy; Paul Foster, Getty Images;  Maggie Gowan, British Wildlife Photography;  Ashley Jouhar (Head of Cretaive, Cultura) Denise Taylor Secretan (Creative Manager, Image Source).

Photographers can submit up to 6 images for interactive review session. And to qualify must be registered for the One Day Photocentric Conference or the CEPIC Full Three Day Congress.

Submitted images should be sized to fit on a 1024 x 768 pixel screen at 72 ppi in the sRGB or Adobe 1998 RGB color space and saved in JPEG format with a compression level of 10. Please submit your images (no more than 6 jpegs) via email to: portfolio@cepic.org.

For more information on the CEPIC event go to

http://cepic.org/congress

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