Photography has gained a foothold in the artworld, featured in biennials, art fairs, and, increasingly, its imagery is subject of academic discussion. To discuss this issue, SP-Arte/Foto in partnership with ARTE!Brasileiros magazine organizes a series of talks at JK Iguatemi shopping mall, in São Paulo.
The encounters discuss topics like what it means to collect photography, its growing importance in institutions, market tendencies and the iconographic avalanche of photography in social media.
One of the highlights of the 2015 edition was Sarah Meister, who spoke of her experience as the curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Other speakers included the anthropologist and curator, Georgia Quintas, coordinator of photography at the Instituto Moreira Salles, Sergio Burgi and the photographer João Farkas, who presented a new documentary that included statements by the artists, Pedro Martinelli, Claudia Andujar and Edu Simões.
The conversations were conducted by journalist, critic and professor of the Post-Graduate programa at the University Cásper Libero, Simonetta Persichetti.