Photography Talks

Photography Talks

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Teatro Comunale dei Rinnovati

Il Campo

53100 Siena


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Presenting their own work will be photo editors, photojournalists, and 2022 award-winning photographers of the Siena Awards.

About this event

Photographers and leading experts will discuss topics, reporting on the impact of climate change in the world, wars and conflicts, modern ways of storytelling, and investigative journalism.

REGISTRATION DESK | 3:30pm – 4:00pm

LET'S TALK ABOUT | 4:00pm – 4:30pm

Roundtable Conversation about Conflict Photography.

What is involved in photographically documenting conflict and crisis? What ethical, security, physical, and emotional risks do photojournalists face? What are their experiences on the ground?

A conversation with Adrees Latif (nominee Storytelling), Alessio Mamo (nominee Storytelling), and Frederike Harrant, widow of Danish Siddiqui, the Reuters photojournalist killed in 2021 while covering the Taliban's reconquest of Afghanistan.

Talk moderated by Pino Di Blasio, LA NAZIONE Newspaper Director.

KEYNOTES | 4:30pm – 4:45pm

Kathy Moran, National Geographic magazine’s former Deputy Director of Photography will introduce 4 photographers, on display during the Siena Awards festival with a solo exhibition.

As the magazine’s first senior editor for natural history projects, Moran has been producing projects about terrestrial and underwater ecosystems for the magazine since 1990. She was the project manager for the National Geographic Society/Wildlife Conservation Society’s partnership documenting photographer Nick Nichols and Dr. Michael Fay’s trek across Central Africa.

Ami Vitale: Shaba The Elephant | 4:45pm – 5:15pm

A group of women and an elephant named Shaba can change each other’s lives. The talk is a powerful reminder that we are a part of a complex world created over millions of years, and the survival of all species is intertwined with our own.

Peter Mather: Urban Foxes and Ice Grizzlies | 5:15pm – 5:45pm

Talk is about his last two projects to capture foxes in their not-so-natural habitats of Whitehorse in Canada while adapting and living with people and to catch grizzlies fishing for salmon in southwestern Yukon, around Klukshu village, by using 12 remote camera traps for two years.

COFFE BREAK | 5:45pm – 6:00pm

Dan Winters: Photography as a personal medium of expression | 6:00pm – 6:30pm

Dan Winters speaks about what makes a great portrait. An image can be good in its technique, and you can explain why that particular image is good to people, but ultimately it’s about how it’s going to resonate with you emotionally.

Steve Winter: Big Cats | 6:30pm – 7:00pm

Talk is about his photography of big cats, from Asian jungles where resilient tiger populations persist to the Himalaya, home of the rare snow leopard, throughout the rainforests of Latin America to view the elusive jaguar and into the Hollywood Hills in pursuit of the American cougar.

5 PICTURES | 7:00pm – 7:45pm

This Roundtable Conversation will address photography through the proposal of 5 images by the photographers involved.

Peter Mather, Ami Vitale, Steve Winter, and Dan Winters will intervene in the debate by expressing their personal considerations on photography by commenting on 5 photos previously selected by themselves among images from their archive, photos of other colleagues, or pictures that have made the history of photography and that may have inspired their career.

Even family shots could be used as we would love to know more about photography thanks to their intimate moments of life.

Talk moderated by Kathy Moran.

Free admission to the holders of the Siena Awards exhibition PASS.

If you don't have it yet, you can buy one by clicking on the following link passes.

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