Photography Expanded brings together photographers, writers, technologists, students, and other creative thinkers to experiment with new approaches to visual storytelling. 


Photography Expanded: Counter-Histories | Tuesday, May 1 at The New School

Featuring projects that question official histories, disrupt the power structures embedded in archives, and explore the radical possibility of alternative narratives.

Colin Stearns and Kristen Lubben

Frederick Douglass and Alternative Paths for Photography
Laura Wexler

One Day We’ll Understand
Sim Chi Yin

Augmented Histories
Hector René Membreno-Canales, Robert Pluma, Village Live and Nicole Marroquin

Interference Archive
Nora Almeida and Ryan Buckley

Why Counter Histories Matter Now
Nicholas Mirzoeff

An Invitation to a Conversation
MTL Collective (Amin Husain and Nitasha Dhillon)

Alexandra Bell, video courtesy of the International Center of Photography

Lines and Lineage
Tomas Van Houtryve

Reading from “50 Commerce Street”
Ariel Goldberg

Points of Departure
Mimi Cherono Ng’ok and Oluremi C. Onabanjo

Closing Remarks
Susan Meiselas


On April 16 and 17 in collaboration with the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, sixteen photographers, artists, academics, and media professionals chosen from an open call participated in an intensive, experimental laboratory to explore strategies for applying new digital tools to image-based stories. Read more about the projects that were developed here.


Photography Expanded: Collaboration | June 8, 2017 at Cooper Union

Exploring collectivity, authorship, participation, and collaboration in photography and creative documentary practice. Presenters showcased projects from a range of disciplines and fostered exchange about what it means to partner with other makers, subjects, and publics.

Presenters included: Morehshin Allahyari, Appalachian Media Institute (Kate Fowler and Josh Collier), Sol Aramendi, Oscar Castillo, Sonia Louise Davis, Wendy Ewald, Tom Finkelpearl, Noelle Flores Theard, Eric Gottesman, Heather Hart, Jamer Hunt, The Illuminator (Grayson Earle, Mark Read, Zoë Bachman), Zohar Kfir, Kristen Lubben, Yael Martínez, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Susan Meiselas, The Point (Danny Peralta and Roy Baizan), Kameelah Rasheed, Emma Raynes, Nina Robinson, Simone Salvo, Ivan Sigal, Mark Strandquist, Corey Tegeler, Nato Thompson, Gemma Rose Turnbull, Orlando Velázquez, The Visual Resistance (Quito Ziegler), Caroline Woolard.