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LECTURE 3

Title
Pedro Meyer and his contributions to photography

Audience:
Members of the public interested in knowing more about what Pedro Meyer has contributed to photography, not only as a photographer, but also as a frontrunner in spreading awareness of the medium and encouraging the use of the latest technology.

Subject matter:
Pedro Meyer is one of the most renowned exponents of contemporary Mexican photography. He was the founder and president of the Consejo Mexicano de Fotografía (Mexican Photography Council) and he organized the first three Latin American Photography Colloquiums. Apart from his artwork as a photographer, Pedro Meyer has been a teacher, curator, publisher, founder, and director of the well-known website zonezero.com, which contains the work of more than a thousand photographers worldwide and is visited by around 500,000 individuals per month.

Pedro Meyer has given a variety of workshops as well as more than 100 lectures on the subject of photography and new technologies at major festivals and academic institutions in diverse countries throughout the world.

Pedro Meyer’s work has not been restricted to producing images, but has also endeavored to bring together diverse communities within the field to discuss photography. He has been recognized for his work in raising awareness and in the use of new digital technologies, stimulating the public in general to experiment and abandon old ways of creation, to seek new languages and ways of seeing.

For twelve years, his editorials at zonezero.com have aimed at sparking constant reflection on digital photography and the advantages it represents. He has vocally advocated the idea that photographers must be up-to-date and adjust to changes within the medium.

Therefore, Pedro Meyer is an important and interesting figure in the medium of photography, for not only has he made a contribution as a photographer, but he continues to be a source of fresh ideas. His major interests have included discussing, understanding, advancing and extending awareness of photography, so it is important to analyze all that he has done in the field.

The objective of this lecture is to take advantage of this opportunity to analyze the possibilities of each photographer in disseminating not only his or her own work, but also in producing communities of thought on the medium and why it is important for diverse sectors to exist and to maintain an ongoing exchange of ideas.

Duration:
About an hour.

Speaker Profile:
Someone with ample knowledge of photography, the history of photography, and who has conducted extensive research on Pedro Meyer and his work to be able to speak of his work, his context, as well as to integrate his work into the history of the medium.

Materials:
A video projector and computer, depending on the speaker’s needs.


Sponsored by:

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