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Part II: Money, Money, Money, Money

November 3, 2007

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Blind Spot is the international source book of photography-based fine art for artists, collectors, creative directors, designers, curators and art lovers. Blind Spot publishes new works by the world's most renowned artists and discovers vital new work by up-and-coming artists. The collaboration of the editors and the ideas expressed by the individual artists make each issue of Blind Spot emerge as a single work of art. Fourteen years old, Blind Spot has gained an international reputation for being a visual magazine that does not talk about imagery the content is imagery.

Collapsing Images Forum

As a counter-point to the visual conversation provided by the magazine, the Collapsing Images Forum aims to give a voice to the issues surrounding photography, and discuss the role of photography in the media and popular culture. Collapsing Images presents three vital discussions led by leading photographers, filmmakers and critics.

Part I A Conversation between Jack Pierson & Jerry Schatzberg (2:00 pm)

Part II Money, Money, Money, Money (4:30 pm)

Part III Truth and Authenticity in Photography (7:30 pm)

This event is co-sponsored by Blind Spot in association with Fred & Associates.


In an era when creativity and innovation have a price tag and the lines between art and commerce are increasingly blurred, how do artists negotiate this terrain Are commercial entities like Prada, Apple and Louis Vuitton modern-day Medicis or are these corporations and their consigliere simply bandits brokering on the fame of the artist  Is art in the service of commerce or vice versa?

Moderator: Glenn O'Brien

Panelists: Vince Aletti, Philip Lorca diCorcia, Dennis Freedman, Doug Lloyd, Glen Luchford, Collier Schorr, Andy Spade

About Vince Aletti

Vince Aletti reviews photography exhibitions for the New Yorker's Goings on About Town section and writes a regular column about photography books for Photograph magazine. He contributes features and reviews to Aperture, Art + Auction, Art & Antiques, and Photoworks. He was the art editor of the Village Voice from 1994 to 2005, and the paper's photo critic for 20 years. He is the winner of the International Center of Photography's 2005 Infinity Award in writing.




About Philip Lorca diCorcia

Philip Lorca diCorcia's work is frequently shown in exhibitions addressing our cultural zeitgeist. At the beginning of his career in the late 1970s, diCorcia situated his friends and family within fictional interior tableaus. He later shifted his attention outward, photographing strangers in urban spaces Berlin, Calcutta, Hollywood, New York, Rome, Tokyo and infused the pictures with supplementary lighting to achieve a sense of heightened drama. DiCorcia received his first solo show in 1985 and has had one-person exhibitions worldwide, including those at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Centre National de la Photographie (Paris), the Whitechapel Art Gallery (London), the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid), Art Space Ginza (Tokyo), and the Sprengel Museum (Hanover). In 2001, diCorcia won the Infinity Award for Applied Photography from the International Center for Photography in New York.


About Dennis Freedman

Dennis Freedman is Creative Director of W Magazine. He is responsible for the creative transformation of the magazine, which was relaunched in 1993. In his capacity as Creative Director, Dennis has initiated collaborations with the most influential photographers in the world, including Craig McDean, Bruce Weber, David Sims, Steven Meisel, Steven Klein, Mario Testino, Mario Sorrenti, Mert Atlas and Marcus Piggott, Juergen Teller, Philip Lorca diCorcia, Chuck Close, and Richard Prince. His efforts have earned the publication three National Magazine Awards for Photography. In 2007, Dennis established his own agency, Dennis Freedman Studio. Campaigns that he has worked on include Dolce and Gabbana, Calvin Klein Jeans, and D&G with Steven Klein, Helmut Lang and Celine with Bruce Weber, and a new Coty Fragrance for Marc Jacobs with Juergen Teller.


About Douglas Lloyd

Douglas Lloyd is CEO and creative director of Lloyd (+co), a high-end fashion advertising agency which he founded 11 years ago. His clients include Gucci, Est'e Lauder, Movado, Theory, Club Monaco, Glac au/Vitamin Water, and Oscar de la Renta. Lloyd has also collaborated on several projects with non-profit organizations such as the Whitney Museum of Art, the Dali Lama Foundation, the CFDA, Free Arts Organization, and the Judd Foundation. With a focus on fashion, beauty and fragrance, Lloyd (+ co) and Douglas Lloyd specialize in branding, strategic positioning, advertising, collateral, sales and public relations support, logo development, graphic design, and product consultation. The agency also works in publishing on books and magazines. Design awards won by Lloyd include the New York Type Directors Club, Photo Design, and American Photography, as well as many FIFI awards over the last 10 years.


About Glen Luchford

Glen Luchford's rich and dramatic photo images reveal an intense cinematic style that spans fashion, portraiture and contemporary art. His work for clients including Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Levis, Mercedes Benz, VW, Sanyo, Parliament, Davidoff and Calvin Klein, has resulted in some of the most memorable campaigns of recent years. His portraits of leading cultural figures including Dennis Hopper, Willem Defoe, Madonna, Bjork and Tilda Swinton, have been commissioned by international publications. His seductive and imaginative fashion editorial work is regularly featured in leading magazines such as Italian, Paris and American Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Another and W. Luchford's fashion photography has been exhibited at The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Photographers Gallery, London, and MoMA Queens as part of Fashioning Fiction (2004). In 2000, Luchford completed a feature length film From Here to Where, which was nominated for the Michael Powell Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 2001.

About Glenn O'Brien

Glenn O'Brien was a student at Columbia University when he landed a job at Andy Warhol's Interview magazine where he became editor and art director. He has run the New York bureau of Rolling Stone, was articles editor of Playboy's alternative skin magazine, Oui, and worked at High Times magazine. In 1976 he formed the band Konelrad--the world's first socialist-realist rock band and in 1978 he launched Glenn O'Brien's TV Party on Manhattan Cable TV's public access channel. In 1981 he wrote and produced the film Downtown 81, starring Jean-Michel Basquiat. In the mid-'80s he began a second career in advertising as a copywriter for Barney's New York and becoming creative director of Barney's Advertising. O'Brien's work appears regularly in GQ, Vanity Fair, Italia, and Paper, among others. His books include The Style Guy, Soapbox (essays), and the poetry collection Human Nature (dub version). He is editor of the literary magazine Bald Ego and has a novel forthcoming.

About Collier Schorr

Collier Schorr was born in New York in 1963. Her work has been exhibited internationally at the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, Walker Art Center, Institute of Contemporary Art in London, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among many others. Schorr's solo exhibition "There I was", at 303 Gallery, New York opened in September 2007 and SteidlMack will publish a book of this work in December 2007. A solo exhibition of Schorr's "Jens F." work will appear at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. In 2007 Collier Schorr's "Forest and Fields: Neighbors" was on view at the Badischer Kunstverein Germany, and in 2008 the exhibition will travel to Le Consortium, Dijon, France. SteidlMack published a book of this work in 2006. Schorr was awarded the Guna S Mundheim Fellow, American Academy, Berlin in 2007 and will complete a residency in 2008. Schorr currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and is represented by 303 Gallery, NYC and Stuart Shave | Modern Art, London.

About Andy Spade

Andy Spade co-founded Kate Spade with his wife, Kate, in 1993. Prior to pursuing his entrepreneurial ambitions, he spent eleven years in the advertising industry. Andy's experience with some of the world's most recognized brands has helped shape his vision for Kate Spade's future. As CEO/Executive Creative Director, Spade has focused on positioning the company in both the domestic and global marketplaces, developing product lines and managing the brand's direction. Specifically, the ad campaigns have been fundamental to expressing the world of Kate Spade. The fall 2002 campaign, Visiting Tennessee, had the distinction of being included in the Museum of Modern Art's Fashioning Fiction exhibition. In 1999, Andy launched Jack Spade, a collection of accessories for men. In 2001, the Jack Spade line was nominated for the Perry Ellis Award for new accessories talent. Andy lectures at schools such as Harvard, Columbia, Yale, The Rhode Island School of Design, and The Art Center College of Design.