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WITNESS To Speak on Panel at The Magnum Foundation’s Photography, Expanded Symposium

On Sunday November 1st, WITNESS Program Coordinator Morgan Hargrave will speak on a panel titled “In the Age of Data” as part of The Magnum Foundation’s Photography, Expanded Symposium in New York City. In his work at WITNESS Morgan focuses on how tech tools and policies can be improved to support activists who are using video for human rights (more here). Morgan will be joined by Marek Tuszynski, creative director of Tactical Tech, Katy Scoggin, cinematographer & co-producer of CITIZENFOUR, and Ben Rubin, the co-founder of The Office of Creative Research. The panel will start at 11:45 AM.

The Photography, Expanded symposium is free and open to the public. The event will begin around 9am and continue until late afternoon. Other panels include discussions on creating compelling narratives and presentations on projects created by emerging media artists through Magnum fellowship programs.

The symposium is part of the Magnum Foundation Photography, Expanded series which is designed “to inspire documentary photographers to expand their storytelling beyond the still image. Through intensive workshops and panel discussions, photographers learn about emerging digital tools and methods to engage audiences across platforms and mobilize communities around social justice issues.”

Last year, WITNESS’ Madeleine Bair presented on her work on The Human Rights Channel at a Photography, Expanded event titled “Photography, Expanded: Collaborative Images – New Models of Authorship & Aggregation” (full description here). The video from the panel is available below. 

Featured image is a screenshot from an eyewitness video of French police using tear gas to disperse a protest in the fall of 2014. 



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