Restructuring the Photographic Practice
June 3, 2011 from 12:00–1:30 PM

Waiting For You by Charlene Liska

Waiting For You by Charlene Liska

Stephen Mayes takes an optimistic look at the opportunities facing photographers as we move into the second decade of the 21st Century. Digital technology has changed the process of production, distribution and even the meaning of the photographic image, and as every professional has noticed it has changed the structure of our business. While the old models of business are in crisis, tantalizing opportunities lie ahead, requiring us to redefine our business structures as radically as technology has redefined the medium. This talk will explore some of the new business concepts available to enterprising artists along with examples of how to transition into a new photographic practice.


Stephen Mayes

Stephen Mayes writes and broadcasts on the ethics and realities of photographic practice. He has worked with photography, art and journalism for 25 years as a Creative Director (SVP Content at Getty Images, Photonica, and, and as CEO (of Network Photographers London, amana New York, and the Art + Commerce Image Archive). He has curated several internationally touring exhibitions and has been secretary of World Press Photo competition since 2004. He is currently Managing Director of VII Photo.