From the Bloggers series. Photo courtesy Gabriela Herman
Photo 2.0 — Digital Media + Photography Online
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Free and open to the public.
Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Despite its limitations, the Internet is changing the way we consider photography and the medium is undergoing remarkable transformations. No longer restricted to the gallery wall or the printed page — photoblogs, online magazines and digital galleries have exploded in recent years — photography now regularly (and sometimes exclusively) appears on computer screens. More significantly, Web 2.0 is influencing contemporary photo culture around the world: connecting international audiences to art experiences, enabling the discovery of new work and presenting never-before-seen channels of expression and participation.
FlakPhoto.com creator Andy Adams explores the intersection of online publishing, social media, and community collaboration in this lively discussion about photography in the Internet Era.
Andy Adams is an independent web producer + photo publisher whose work blends aspects of digital communication, online audience engagement, and web-based creative collaboration to explore contemporary ideas in photography. Recent projects include The Future of Photobooks, a cross-blog conversation that considered the impact of internet culture on photographic production, exhibition and distribution and 100 Portraits — 100 Photographers, a digital exhibition of contemporary portraiture that has shown at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Australian Centre for Photography and numerous festivals in the U.S. and abroad. In his spare time he publishes FlakPhoto.com, an online art space that promotes the discovery of artists, bookmakers and photo organizations from around the world. Andy lives with his wife in Madison, Wisconsin. You can read more about him on his website, AndyAdamsPhoto.com.