Michelle Bogre with Pato Hebert, Dennis Keeley, Heike Lowenstein, and Jonathan Shaw
Friday, March 07 - 9:00AM to 10:45AM
Going into the second decade of the 21st Century, photography education is being examined and re-examined as U.S. students face unprecedented debt loads. What is the value of a photography degree in the 21st Century, when everyone with a smartphone is a photographer? Do digital cameras render images "computed" rather than taken? Should photography programs be teaching video, or more radically, merging with film and media departments rather than remaining as stand-alone departments? This panel presentation will present details from interviews that moderator Michelle Bogre conducted with more than 47 renowned photographic educators worldwide, including panelists Dennis Keeley, Chair of the Photography and Imaging Program at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA; Pato Hebert, Visiting Associate Arts Professor in the Art and Public Policy Department at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University; and Heike Lowenstein, course leader for photography at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Rochester, UK. Panelists will continue the discussion, inviting questions from the audience.