Keynote Presentations at PhotoPlus 2016

    October 20, 2016 – October 22, 2016 all-day
    Javits Convention Center
    Javits Center Roadway
    New York, NY 10018


    Lost Art of Truth, Storytelling, and Real-Life Experiences Rediscovered During Keynote Presentations at PhotoPlus 2016

    Rock/Photography Legends Graham Nash / Mark Seliger Discuss Careers and Friendship;

    VII Photo Photographers Celebrate 15th Anniversary, Share Views on Storytelling and Integrity;

    National Geographic Photographers Establish Global Effort to Protect Oceans and Marine Life

    NEW YORK (September 14, 2016) — Emerald Expositions, Inc. has announced its lineup of featured keynote presentations at this year’s PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo, taking place at the Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 20-22, 2016.  Over the years, the Expo’s daily keynote presentations take center stage and have become the cornerstone of this annual photography event.  This year’s lineup of keynote speakers elevates the phrase “star power” to an entirely new level.  The lunchtime keynote presentations will be held daily during PhotoPlus Expo from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Registration is required and seats to these three, one-of-a-kind events, sell out fast!

    Thursday, October 20, two legends of rock and roll — musician Graham Nash and renowned photographer and musician Mark Seliger – will discuss their careers, mutual love of photography and music, and the intersecting parallels in their careers that forged a lifetime friendship between both superstars. This conversation is sure to bring attendees a unique insight into two iconic legends.

    Friday, October 21, three of VII Photo agency’s photojournalists – Jessica Dimmock, Ron Haviv, and Ashley Gilbertson- will share lessons of integrity and dedication and what it means to be a visual storyteller today in their keynote entitled, “Why we Shoot.”

    Saturday, October 22, Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier will take attendees on a journey that can only be told through the eyes of a National Geographic photographer as they share their global initiative to protect oceans around the world and its inhabitants.

    Attendees with a conference pass receive entry to the keynote presentation at no additional charge onsite and those holding VIP Expo Passes will receive priority seating.  Attendees with Expo Only passes can purchase tickets to a keynote presentation for $10 in advance or $15.  Anyone interested in attending the Keynote presentations at this year’s PhotoPlus Expo can register online at PhotoPlus 2016 keynote presentations.

    “This year’s lineup of keynote speakers each present an interesting look at life as it really happens,” explains Lauren Wendle, Vice President and Group Publisher of Photo+.  “Graham Nash and Mark Seliger look at how the intersection of music and photography has impacted their careers; photographers from VII share experiences documenting truth and integrity through their photographs; and two National Geographic photographers discuss how their careers and love for the environment helped launch a new foundation to protect our oceans and its inhabitants.  In a world where everything can be manipulated to become whatever we want, our presenters help us rediscover the lost art of truth, in their own way,” Ms. Wendle concluded.

    Thursday, October 20 – 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

    Mark Seliger in Conversation with Graham Nash – Mark Seliger / Graham Nash

    Presented by Epson

    Graham Nash, photographer and co-founder of the printmaking studio Nash Editions – and two time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member with Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies – will share the stories behind some of the images he’s made over the decades during this live conversation with award-winning photographer Mark Seliger.  While best known as a musician, photography was Nash’s first love, even before music, and has successfully pursued a parallel career as a photographer, collector, and digital imaging pioneer. Mark Seliger’s career spans 30 years, having photographed some of the biggest names in music, politics, business and entertainment.  His images have graced the covers of Vanity Fair, Rolling Stoneand countless others. Mark has also led a double life as a lead singer and songwriter for the country band Rusty Truck. Join these two friends for a lively and entertaining discussion of their inspirations, their growth as photographers, and the many places their pursuit of creativity has taken them.

    Friday, October 21 – 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

    VII@XV: Why We Shoot

    Moderator: Christine Nesbitt Hills

    Panelists: Jessica Dimmock, Ron Haviv, Ashley Gilberston

    Presented by CreativeLive & WhiteWall Photo Lab

    Join Christine Nesbitt Hills, Senior Photo Editor at UNICEF, as she moderates a panel of remarkable talent from one of the premiere picture agencies in the world.  What does it mean to be a visual storyteller? In an age where the sophisticated manipulation of imagery is easier than ever, and over one billion photos are taken every day, the challenges are many. On the 15th anniversary of VII Photo, award-winning photojournalists and VII Photo members, Jessica Dimmock, Ron Haviv, and Ashley Gilbertson, take us on a journey where integrity and dedication are their touchstones and making a connection with the audience is their mission.

    Saturday, October 22 – 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

    Beneath the Thin Blue Line – Paul Nicklen / Cristina Mittermeier

    Presented by Sony

    National Geographic photographers Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier are the co-founders ofSeaLegacy, an organization dedicated to creating powerful media to change the narrative around our world’s oceans and to inspire the global community to protect them. Their presentation will take the audience on an underwater journey to some of the most remote and beautiful corners of the ocean, and explore how visual storytelling can help protect the last wild places in the sea. With a special focus on climate change and the fate of coastal populations and marine ecosystems, the lecture will showcase the incredible biodiversity of the underwater world.

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    About PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo

    Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries as well as enthusiasts, PhotoPlus Expo — — showcases the latest advances in photography, digital imaging and filmmaking. Held annually at the Javits Convention Center, attendees have the opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services – all from the industry’s leading manufacturers. The show also offers seminars and intimate Photo Walks and Master Classes taught by world-renowned experts that focus on cutting-edge innovations and techniques.

    PDN International Conference + Expo is owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of large business-to-business trade shows in the United States, producing more than 80 trade shows and over 100 face-to-face events in total, including conferences, summits and other events. Emerald Expositions connects more than 335,000 sellers and buyers each year and operates within the U.S. in 10 end markets (Gift, Home, General Merchandise and Manufacturing; Sports & Apparel; Design; Jewelry, Luxury & Antiques; E-Commerce; Creative Services; Licensing; Healthcare; Military; and Food).