Bending the Frame

Premiere DateSep 15, 2015
00:00 Bending the Frame
01:31 Fred Ritchin
10:20 The Flow Folk Implosion
10:39 Conflict Photography
14:42 Cluster Track 07
15:11 Boston Bombing and NSA
20:25 Loosen This Job No Age
20:52 New Strategies
24:55 Los Angeles Cex
25:14 The Citizen
27:05 Clockwork Laurie Spiegel
28:37 A New Front Page
31:07 Finish

Fred Ritchin – Photo via ICP by Ports Bishop

Fred Ritchin is an authority on the future of photography. He’s written several books on the subject, and his newest, Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary and the Citizen, is published by Aperture.  In the book Ritchin takes a critical look at the state of documentary photography and visual journalism in the twenty-first century media landscape. Richin wonders, do photographs still have any power in a world where billions of images are made, shared, linked, and liked every day? Bending the Frame also asks the question:  how can  photojournalists and citizens use photography to help solve some of the world’s problems, rather than just document them?

In addition to writing books, Fred Ritchin is the Dean of the School at ICP  (International Center of Photography), a former professor of photography at NYU, and a former picture editor of the New York TImes Sunday Magazine. In 1997 Ritchin was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize  for his work with Gilles Peress on “Bosnia: Uncertain Paths to Peace” for the New York Times on the web.


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