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Magnum Symposium: The Medium is the Message

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Join Magnum photographers and speakers from the worlds of journalism and the arts in an exploration of contemporary agency.

This compelling all-day symposium hosts four panel discussions with Magnum photographers and invited guests, and two keynote presentations by speakers from the worlds of journalism and the arts.

Join our speakers as we explore ideas of contemporary agency through four strands:

  • Trust and authenticity
  • Humanism
  • Imaging, technology, and the digital environment
  • Authorship & creativity

Speakers include: Jonas Bendiksen, Carolyn Drake, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Max Houghton (Course Leader for MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography and a Senior Lecturer in photography at London College of Communication), Job Rabkin (Commissioning Editor at Channel 4 News), Alona Pardo (Curator, Barbican Centre), Olivia Arthur, Peter van Agtmael, Antoine d’Agata, Sohrab Hura, Yasufumi Nakamori (Senior Curator of International Art (photography) at Tate Modern), Alex Majoli, Cristina de Middel and Mikhael Subotzky

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Frobisher Rooms 4, 5 & 6