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.
The first day of debates brought Jeff Rosenheim, photography curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Brett Rogers, director at The Photographers’ Gallery, London; and Joaquim Paiva, photographer and collector.
The second day had Christopher Phillips, curator at ICP (International Center of Photography), New York; Joerg Bader, director at Centre de la Photographie Genève; and Hélio Campos Mello, editor in chief at Brasileiros Editora.