Symposium on Sustainable Business Models for Visual Artists

PHOTOGRAPHERS. “Sustainable Business Models: Issues and Trends Facing Visual Artists” is the title of a symposium that will be conducted by The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at The Times Center in New York. Thought leaders will discuss the impact of shifts in the media industry, and creative approaches to compensation that will lead to sustainable business models for imaging professionals.

The program will start with introductory remarks at 9 am and conclude at 3:30 pm. Three panel discussions will be held during the day.

The two morning sessions will be moderated by Jay Kinghorn.

9:15 to 10:15 am
A Candid Discussion with Working Pros

Andy Batt and Therese Gietler of Andy Batt Studio
Ron Haviv of VII
Gail Mooney of Kelly Mooney Productions

10:45 to 11:45 am
Current Distribution Models that Offer Compensation to Creators

Liz Miller-Gershfeld of Energy BBDO
Allen Murabayashi of PhotoShelter
Susan White of Vanity Fair.

Following a break for lunch, the afternoon presentation will be moderated by Richard Dale Kelly.

1:15 to 3:30 pm
The Challenge: Sustainable and Ongoing Creator Compensation
Panelists will be:
Kevin Fitzgerald of the Copyright Licensing Agency
Rob Haggart of A Photo Editor
Henry Oh of Transpecific Media
Stephen Mayes of VII.

The symposium is free of charge to all interested parties who pre-register. If you won’t be in New York on September 27, you can watch the symposium streamed live at:

ASMP is a trade association for imaging professionals. It represents the industry on legislative matters and provides members with state-of-the-art information and education.

To help strengthen the careers of independent imaging professionals, ASMP has compiled a library of educational videos that are offered free under the terms of a Creative Commons license (Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported).

Some of the video titles include:

  • Adaptation: New Skills for the Changing Media Landscape with Tom Kennedy
  • The Agile Photographer: A Multimedia Partner for Business with Jay Kinghorn
  • The Artist Lost and Found with Sean Kernan
  • Strategic Reinvention with Judy Hermann


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