MiamiPhotoFest will bring you the opportunity to engage in personal talks with internationally renowned photographers, publishers, galleries, editors and museum curators worldwide to host intimate lectures followed by Q&A sessions.
These conversations will allow emerging artists and enthusiasts to fully engage with the featured lecturer and the photographic community.
Ralph Gibson, considered one of the foremost photographers of his time.
Up Close and Personal with this Legendary Artist. Having worked with other greats such as Robert Frank and Dorothea Lange, Gibson will share the iconic images that contributed to an incredible career spanning close to 60 years. There will be a Q&A session after the talk, followed by a book signing of his latest autobiography.
Antoine d’Agata's, Up Close and Personal, discussing his controversial works of Codex and White Noise, his first solo U.S. exhibition.
"I never wanted to accept the position of the observer who is not involved in the situation. The technique and the aesthetics do not matter to me. Only the essence of what is happening is important to me." – Antoine d’Agata.
Andy Summers, Up Close and Personal
“I found myself no longer capturing everything that confronted me, but rather slicing out pieces of my environment that would express something other,The Bones of Chuang Tzu reflects what happened.” – Andy Summers
Andy Summers brings to MiamiPhotoFest his newest photography book ‘The Bones of Chuang Tzu. Join us for an intimate conversation, Q&A session followed by a book signing.
Bruce Gilden, Up Close and Personal, discussing his never before seen exhibit, “Only God Can Judge Me”,on display at MiamiPhotoFest 2019.
“I think the picture is the result of the encounter between myself and the person who I’m photographing. There has to be some relation between us so we’re on the same page.” – Bruce Gilden
Gilden with discuss his unique and intriguing street photography and his powerful large-scale portraits on exhibit during MiamiPhotoFest.
Maggie Steber, Up Close and Personal, discussing her exhibition, “The Story of a Face” The Katie Stubblefield Story, on display at MiamiPhotoFest 2019.
“They would share their deepest thoughts with me, that’s quite a privileged position. Sometimes photographers need to put down the camera and just listen to their subjects.” –Maggie Steber
Carl Juste and CW Griffen, Up Close and Personal, discussing the Iris PhotoCollective exhibition “Still Photos Still Matter
“My camera is my weapon of choice. When I make an image, people really stop and look at it. It allows me to amplify my voice and the voices of other people.” – Carl Juste
Kerry Payne Stailey, Up Close and Personal, discussing her life-term project “Left Behind”
“There is an epidemic. One that claims a million victims a year, leaving twenty million fractured lives in its wake.It is largely unspoken of and shrouded in stigma.Those left behind are the Suicide Survivors. These are their stories. Their stories are mine.” – Kerry Payne Staile.
For Kerry, intimate visual storytelling is a means to sharing the powerful alchemy that is ‘hurting, to healing, to helping. Join us for this intimate conversation with the artist
Formento + Formento, Up Close and Personal, discussing their newest ongoing series, Japan Diaries
The Formentos’ consider Japan their spiritual haven, always yearning to come back and go deeper in the exploration of people and landscape.
Japan Diaries, this Formento & Formento series of highly staged and melodramatic images are inspired by theater, 1950’s Japanese cinema, the photographs of Nobuyoshi Araki and Daido Moriyama, Edo woodblock prints, and the erotic imagery of Ero Guro paintings.
Personal Projects: From Tragedy to Redemption, conversations with the artists Maggie Steber and Kerry Payne Stailey
Join photographers Maggie Steber and Kerry Payne Stailey for an intimate, in-depth conversation about the role personal photography has played in their careers, the unexpected gifts it has revealed, and its power as a means for self discovery and advocacy. Touching on subjects such as loss through suicide, dementia, infertility and redemption, their work has brought important issues out from behind closed doors and into the light.
Renée Jacobs, Up Close and Personal, discussing her project, Photos de Femmes
"Women can’t be heard if we can’t be seen” - Renée Jacobs.
Photos de Femmes organization is dedicated to giving a powerful voice to iconic representations of women and to continually promote positive depictions of women around the world. Join us for this intimate conversation with the artist.
"This body of work is my call to action. A response to the spoken and unspoken messages women receive around their bodies, their self-worth, and the responsibility to be beautiful. ... Why do women feel the responsibility to try to be beautiful in the first place? Why can't we shift the conversation away from being beautiful toward what is meaningful and purposeful about our bodies?" – Amy Gelb
John A. Chakeres
First Fleet: NASA’s Space Shuttle Program 1981–1986
The images in First Fleet are a never-before-seen look at the sensational launch and landing operations of the space shuttles.
Tales of a Badass Grandma is the result of many decades of photographs recording the day-to-day workings of a large family. This book describes how a very large family and their many partners and offspring get through the day.