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Thursday, August 19, 2010

PDN 2010: More Than 100 Seminars announced



Wedding / Digital Video Presentations Highlight List of More Than

100 Seminars to Help Imaging Professionals Build Their Business

New York, NY – August 19, 2010 – PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo has announced its 2010 seminar, keynote and special events schedule at the Jacob Javits Center in New York from October 28-30. The seminar program continues to provide cutting edge content for the evolving needs of photographers and imaging professionals, including several new wedding / portrait and digital video sessions. All totaled, more than 100 seminars, special events, and keynote presentations by industry experts will occur over three days, making PhotoPlus Expo an enormous classroom of higher learning to help attendees expand their business. Visit PhotoPlus Expo to see a complete listing of seminars and special events.

This year's seminars, special events, and keynote presentations will be conducted by many of the world's most respected and successful imaging professionals in the field of photography including Chase Jarvis, Mark Power, Jasmine Starr, Joyce Tenneson, Lauren Greenfield, Liz Von Hoene, Mark Seliger, Jim Garner, and Albert Watson, to name only a few.

"Our continued emphasis on education truly speaks to PhotoPlus's commitment to excellence in the area of photographic education," explains Lauren Wendle, Vice President and Group Publisher of Photo District News. "We continue to look at the changing market and create a learning environment to educate attendees in the areas that are most critical to their business. As such, we've expanded areas such as Wedding, Video, and Social Media, to name only a few. At PhotoPlus, we continue to be inspired by the overwhelming response we receive by attendees who view this show as a must-attend event."

Expanding business opportunities, advanced imaging techniques, and new technologies are the reasons why PDN PhotoPlus Expo has added more than 65 new seminars to the 2010 schedule. Seminars covering Wedding, Video, the Business of Photography, Marketing, Website Development, multi-Media, and Social Media are designed to educate and inspire photographers and imaging professionals at every level.

Keynote Presentations

PDN PhotoPlus Expo has secured three of the most dynamic, influential, and successful photographers to conduct the keynote presentations each day during the show. Chase Jarvis, Albert Watson, and Cristina Mittermeier will each share their experiences and insight to photography each day from 11:30 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 28 -- Chase Jarvis (11:30 a.m.--12:30 p.m.)

"Award winning photographer Chase Jarvis shares his insights on the convergence of the photography, technology, and new media by hosting his underground online show, "chasejarvisLIVE," direct from PhotoPlus. This live broadcast promises to educate and demonstrate how Jarvis and some of his peers are re-examining and, in part, redefining creativity on a global level. Recognized by PDN as one of the 30 most influential photographers of the decade, Jarvis has set the standard as a creative who breaks the traditional rules and shares his art via digital platforms - most often with platforms of his own design. His artistic vision has helped transform his message of 'the democratization of creativity' into a global online movement, with one of the most loyal and robust online followings of any single photographer to date."

Friday, October 29 -- Albert Watson (11:30 a.m.--12:30 p.m.)

Albert Watson has been recognized by numerous organizations, including PDN, as one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time. Watson's latest masterpiece is a ten-year, behind the scenes portrait of Las Vegas, which debuts this fall with the monograph "Strip Search" and an accompanying gallery exhibit at New York's Hasted Hunt Kraeutler. Attendees will experience an intimate dialogue between Watson and legendary photo editor Laurie Kratochvil as they discuss his latest project and take questions from the audience. Two great pioneers. One stage. One day only.

Saturday, October 30 -- Cristina Mittermeier (11:30 a.m.--12:30 p.m.)

The work of conservation photographers covers a range of threats to biodiversity—everything from poaching and global warming to habitat loss and cultural erosion—and is indeed a critical component in the conversation toolbox. President of ILCP (International League of Conservation Photographers), Mittermeier spent the last year traveling from the shores of British Columbia to the Amazon rainforest to document the changing lifestyles of indigenous people due to external industrial threats to their homeland. Educational, alarming, and enlightening describe her presentation and multi-media slide show.

PDN PhotoPlus Bash—Friday Night Aboard the Intrepid

This year's annual PDN PhotoPlus Bash will take place on the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum on Friday, October 29 from 8:00 p.m.--11:00 p.m. The Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum offers interactive exhibits, breathtaking views of Manhattan, and an evening of fun and Entertainment you can't afford to miss.

The Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum is one of the most famous and successful ships in U.S. history, now a national historic landmark and unique attraction on the Hudson River in New York City. Attendees of this year's PDN PhotoPlus Bash will have access to the entire ship including an incredible array of sea, air, and space exhibits representing some of the most memorable moments in American history. In addition, attendees will have access to the Intrepid's flight deck, revealing breathtaking views of Manhattan. Tickets can be purchased online at

Special Events

Friday, October 29 -- Mark Power / Magnum (6:15 p.m.--7:45 p.m.) Sponsored by HP

Join Magnum photographer Mark Power in a rare public appearance as he shares his distinctive vision and recent exhibition that incorporates a fascinating mix of creativity, craft, and technique. Mark Power's most recent project to be exhibited in London, "Destroying the Laboratory for the Sake of the Experiment," is a collaboration between Mark Power and Poet Daniel Cockrill.

This multifaceted project began in 2006, with the two artists traveling together to different parts of England, usually a town or a city, and sharing similar experiences, but reacting independently through their chosen media. This event also includes special remote appearances by other photo luminaries.

About PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo

Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries, PhotoPlus showcases the latest advances in photography, both traditional and digital. Held annually at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, attendees have the opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services - everything from image capture and color management to retouching and storage - all from the industry's leading manufacturers.

The show also offers over 100 photography and imaging seminars and hands-on workshops taught by world-renowned experts with a focus on cutting-edge innovations in digital imaging products and techniques.

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