Symposiums are a form of discussion between a number of experts in a field and are led by a moderator. The Palm Springs Photo Festival presents an important symposium for all attendees each day. We organize the programs to include the important and influential panelists from throughout the country to come together and discuss issues of great interest / importance to emerging and professional photographers. All Attendees are invited to attend these important discussions each day. All four Symposiums are FREE to festival attendees. Presentations will be daily from 5:00 – 6:30pm.

This year we’re going to be looking at making money for photographers: How has the game changed? How can we adapt? How can we plan for the future? How can we find alternative financing for our personal projects? How can fine art be a viable option? How are young photographers getting started? Are they making a living?

Canon Presents: THE BUSINESS OF FINE ART. Featuring a panel of museum curators and gallery directors, this important symposium sheds light into the dark corners of the fine art photography business.
Monday, April 2
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

ENTREPRENEURIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS: MONETIZING THE INTERNET: Many of the traditional means to earn income for photographers are in a state of flux. In this 2nd Symposium we will tackle the difficult question of how photographers can monetize the internet in these difficult times.
Tuesday, April 3
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

American PHOTO Presents: ADVOCACY & ART: Finding Support for Personal Projects & Making a Difference: Moderated by Michelle Dunn Marsh.
Wednesday, April 4
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Photo District News Presents: TRANSITIONS: STRATEGIES FOR THE YOUNG WORKING PHOTOGRAPHER. A special panel of very successful emerging photographers will discuss getting started in today’s photography industry. The photographers will give specifics on how they got their first jobs and structured (and more importantly, paid for) their first promotional efforts. They will discuss what they learned in school and what they wish they’d been taught as well as share career advice you won’t hear anywhere else. This Symposium will be joined by special guests and moderated by Holly Hughes, Editor of Photo District News.
Thursday, April 5
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Daily Symposiums are held at the Blurb Stage at Korakia.
Come for Refreshments! 4:00pm – 5:00pm


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