Photo Café: talks on photography

Photo Café, talks on photography is a conversation series about what it takes to be a professional in the photo industry. Photo Café is presented by Seeing Collective (SeeC) and co-hosted by BKC.

Fall 2019 Upcoming Programming:

Sept 27th at BKC:: Education and Educators: the value and role of teachers, students, and academic resources

Oct 25th at BKC:: Documenting A Neighborhood: how residents and newcomers document communities

Nov 22nd at BKC:: Distribution and Publication: self-publication vs. publisher

Past Programming:

May 24, 7-9pm at BKC:: A Fair Industry: visibility and opportunity

Speakers: Ariana Faye Allensworth (Photographer & Educator), Jai Lennard (Photographer & Founder of Color Positive), Richard Akuson (Founder of A Nasty Boy)

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April 26, 7-9pm at BKC:: Analogue: the continued relevance of film and darkrooms

Speakers: Rachel Jun (Gowanus Darkroom), Birgit Buchart (Lomography USA), Geoffrey Berliner (Penumbra Foundation),

Lonnie Graham (Film Photographer)

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Why Are People Still Using Film?

How has Analogue Technology Affected your Work and Process?

Why are we Coming Back to Film?

Is the Desire to Use Film on the Rise?

The Disappearance of Film Varieties

Can the Analogue Community Sustain Longterm?

How is the Analogue Industry Taking Concern for the Environment?


March 15, 7-9pm at BKC:: Seasoned Photographers: sustaining a long career

Speakers: Eric Ogden, Jonas Gustavsson, Gulnara Samoilova, Dorie Hagler

Video clips on YouTube

You Can't Eat Exposure

How Has the Photo Industry Changed?

Pros and Cons of Analogue Photography

Avenues of Income

Negotiating Work & Contracts and Discussing $

Using Slow Times to Self Promote

Your Point of View is the Most Important Thing

Be Seen to Get Work

Being Valued for Your Work

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