2016 Medium Festival of Photography

October 20-23, Lafayette Hotel
Keynote Lecture by Penelope Umbrico
Friday, October 21 at 7:00pm

Additional Lectures by:
Leonard Suryajaya (Second Sight Award + Lecture)

Susan Rankaitis
Saturday, October 22 at 11:00am
Susan Rankaitis’ works are often defined as experimental, combining traditional photographic processes with painting, drawing and other media. Fluidity has remained the underlying constant in Rankaitis’ work—moving between mediums, fields, and subjects. Her lecture explored these themes in addition to her work with neuroscientists, choreographers, dancers, biologists, poets, and writers.

Patrick Nagatani
Saturday, October 22 at 1:30pm
In a Skype led lecture, Patrick Nagatani discussed his long and passionate career as an artist, including his work with the Polaroid 20×24 camera and recent investigations with large scale color work, masking tape, and examinations of constructed realities for the camera.

Marisa Scheinfeld
Saturday, October 22 at 3:00pm
Marisa Scheinfeld’s photographs depict abandoned sites where resorts, hotels and bungalow colonies once boomed in the Catskill Mountains. Captured over the period of nearly a decade, her photographs remind us of a pivotal era in American Jewish history.

Vincent Cianni
Saturday, October 22 at 4:30pm
Vincent Cianni’s photographs explore issues of social justice, community and memory through the use of image, text and audio. Between 2009-2013, Cianni worked to interview and photograph LGBT U.S. military veterans and active-duty service members—all of which were discussed as part of the lecture.

Collecting Contemporary Photography: roundtable with Monique Deschaines, Steve Reinstein and scott b. davis
Sunday, October 23 at 9:30am
Medium presented a round table discussion exploring how photography collections are built. With audience participation we explored the ways artists can position themselves to build relationships with collectors and galleries, while considering how galleries function as a liaison between artists and collectors.

Matt Eich
Sunday, October 23 at 11:00am
In this lecture Matt Eich spoke about his decade-long series Carry Me Ohio, discussing how the work started, its evolution and where it has led as his career continues to develop. In addition the artist spoke about his work as an editorial photographer with clients including The New Yorker, Apple, Al Jazeera America, The New York Times, and others.

Wayne Martin Belger
Sunday, October 23 at 1:30pm
Wayne Martin Belger’s work is a labor of love, using custom machined cameras and an exceptional commitment to his career as a fine artist. Standing in opposition to the digital age where instant processes and immediate gratification have become the norm, his lecture looked at his self funded work at the Syrian refugee camps in Greece, living with and documenting important humanitarian situations that continues to unfold.

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