Visual Connections returns to New York onÂ Thursday, October 27thÂ to stage another free discovery, networking and education event exclusively for buyers and commissioners of photography, footage and illustration. The venue will again beÂ Metropolitan Pavilion, conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan.
This is a unique opportunity for creative directors, designers, editors, publishers and producers to find creative inspiration and new providers of assignment and stock visual media; to pick up tips about legal issues, trends and new resources; and network with peers from leading creative and editorial companies.
âVisual Connections brings picture professionals together better than any other regular event I know of.â â Doug Brooks, Image Research Team
22 of the 68 exhibitors are new to Visual Connections New York and represent the full gamut of stock and commissioned photography, motion and illustration. They include artist reps ETC Creative, Illustration USA, Renee Rhyner, and Robert Bacall Reps; 360Â° panoramas specialist 360Cities; movie and TV archives British Film Institute, British PathÃ© and CNN Collection; user-generated content specialists EyeEm, Newsflare and Scopio; research tools from Capture, DMLA,Â Footage.netÂ and Stockindexonline; and many other stock agencies.
Visual Connections is delighted to be working again withÂ Workbook,Â the leading marketing resource for commercial photographers and illustrators, as the eventâs Principal Sponsor.
âVisual Connections gives us the opportunity to take our message about the power of assignment photography and illustration to an entirely new audience,â said Bill Daniels, CEO of Workbook.â
âVisual creatives who routinely use stock benefit from seeing the work of some of the worldâs top photographers; and those who mainly commission new content benefit from seeing the wide variety of stock available when time or budgets are tight,â says Deborah Free, Co-President of Visual Connections.
The ever-popular annual Keynote Q&A will focus on the issues surrounding publishing and sourcing visual content on social media platforms. The panel includes two intellectual property attorneys,Â Nancy WolffÂ andÂ Bob Stein, with interestingly different perspectives.
The first afternoon session will look at cutting-edge technology to help with finding the right visuals fast. This is followed by presentations by four leading producers and photo/videographers and discussion around how to go about commissioning or producing high quality shoots that combine motion and stills.
The final session is with guest speaker Anna G. Dickson fromÂ GoogleÂ talking about âNavigating the new world of imagery is trickier than it seems.â
Full details and registration for free entry may be found atÂ visualconnections.com/newyork