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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 BendiksenCarolyn DrakeAlessandra SanguinettiMax 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 ArthurPeter van AgtmaelAntoine d’AgataSohrab HuraYasufumi Nakamori (Senior Curator of International Art (photography) at Tate Modern), Alex MajoliCristina de Middel and Mikhael Subotzky

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New memberships will be extended, so you'll enjoy a full year of benefits when more of the Centre reopens

Frobisher Rooms 4, 5 & 6