Patrick Witty from TIME magazine at Chobi Mela

Photo by Patrick Witty
Photo by Patrick Witty

Patrick Witty Photo by Peter Hapak
Patrick Witty Photo by Peter Hapak

Panel discussion: New Directions ? Shifts in Editorial Space
With Shahidul Alam, Ruth Eichhorn and Patrick Witty
Monday, 28 January, 12PM, Edward M. Kennedy Center
Patrick Witty ? Lecture: Picture Editing in?TIME?magazine
Monday, 28 January, 6PM, Goethe-Institut
Patrick Witty is the international picture editor of?TIME?magazine. He?will give a lecture on his work at?TIME?as well as participate in the panel discussion on?New Directions ? Shifts in Editorial Space.?Apart from winning numerous awards with TIME, including the?World Press Photo of the Year?award and the?Visa d?Or for News?at Visa pour l?Image, Witty also served on the juries of the 2011 AnthropoGraphia Award and the 2011 Slovenian Press Photo Award.
In 2012 Witty was included on the?Huffington Post?s ?50 People In Media To Follow on Facebook? list. Follow Patrick Witty on?Facebook.

Author: Shahidul Alam

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018. A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before switching to photography. His seminal work “The Struggle for Democracy” contributed to the removal of General Ershad. Former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, Chobi Mela festival and Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world. Shown in MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern, Alam has been guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Winterthur Gallery and Musee de Quai Branly. His awards include Mother Jones, Shilpakala Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dali International Festival of Photography. Speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, TEDx, POPTech and National Geographic, Alam chaired the international jury of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. Honorary Fellow of Royal Photographic Society, Alam is visiting professor of Sunderland University in UK and advisory board member of National Geographic Society. John Morris, the former picture editor of Life Magazine describes his book “My journey as a witness”, (listed in “Best Photo Books of 2011” by American Photo), as “The most important book ever written by a photographer.” His recent book “The Tide Will Turn” published by Steidl in 2020, is listed in New York Time’s ‘Best Art Books of 2020’. Alam received the “International Press Freedom Award” for 2020 from ‘The Committee to Protect Journalists’.

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