Talks and Events
Thu 21 Feb 2019

The Social: What is Commercial Photography?


Calling all photographers!

Did Richard Prince steal your work once and post it on Instagram? Did someone win a photography competition for an image which was identical to one you have made? Do you know how the IP laws treat cat photography? If someone creates an award-winning algorithm by using your photograph in a machine vision dataset should they compensate you? Are you yearning to learn more about intellectual property in an exciting quiz show format?

Then this month’s takeover of The Social by Art Historian Ben Burbridge and TPG Digital Curator Katrina Sluis is for you! The event will playfully probe the lines between personal, artistic and editorial photography and the ways in which they are valued and regulated. Expect games, team challenges, prizes and group catharsis. We encourage you to bring your examples, experiences and knowledge of the weird economics of photography today.

Free, booking essential