Past Artist Talk
Magnum Photos Now: Digital Territories
David Alan Harvey discusses photography in the online environment
Magnum photographer and publisher of Burn Magazine, David Alan Harvey, will be in conversation with Magnum’s Digital Director Anne Bourgeois-Vignon and Sedition’s Director Rory Blain, to discuss the online space as a home for photography, for making, sharing, exhibiting, saving. The discussion will be chaired by Aaron Schuman (artist, writer, curator and editor).
The speakers will tackle pertinent questions relating the implications of photography ‘living’ online; and what this means for photographers, publishers of, and consumers of photography. How can practitioners harness online communities to develop their practice and grow their audience? Where do we save and share our visual lives, and what does this mean for our visual literacy and memory?
Magnum launched its own new digital publishing platform last July; it is dedicated to showcasing the classic and contemporary work of Magnum photographers, to celebrate its growing online community by inviting guest writers, curators and experts to intervene on its archive, and to reflect on the role of photography today.
Sedition is an online platform for artists to display and sell their art in digital format for connected screens and devices, working with leading contemporary artists including Tracey Emin, Bill Viola, Yoko Ono. Art on Sedition is presented as digital limited editions that exist in the digital realm, aiming to change the art world by introducing a marketplace for collecting and trading art in the digital age.
David Alan Harvey joined Magnum as a nominee in 1993 and became a full member in 1997. He has covered stories around the world, including projects on French teenagers, the Berlin Wall, Maya culture, Vietnam, Native Americans, Mexico and Naples, and a recent feature on Nairobi. Harvey is founder and editor of the award-winning Burn magazine, featuring iconic and emerging photographers in print and online.