Pedro Meyer and his contributions to photography
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
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
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.
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.
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.
About an hour.
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.
A video projector and computer, depending on the speaker’s