This program is part of the Night Flights series, presented by the ICP Lab. The ICP Lab is a new home for visual storytellers to experiment with technology and create interactive and immersive experiences.
On International Women’s Day 2018, the photography collective #Dysturb will celebrate its fourth anniversary and present #WomenMatter, an interactive paste-up campaign that focuses on the fight against all types of violence against women. In this event, Benjamin Petit and Kyla Woods of #Dysturb discuss the #WomenMatter campaign and the role of paste-up campaigns in contemporary documentary practice.
The participating photographers in the global #WomenMatter paste-up campaign are Andrea Bruce, Anna Boyiazis, Antonio Faccilongo, Daniel Rodrigues, Donna Ferrato, Eman Helal, Erin Trieb, Glenna Gordon, Ilona Swarc, Karolin Klüppel, Kiana Hayeri, Krisanne Johnson, Leonora Baumann, Maika Elan, Mary F. Calvert, Meeri Koutaniemi, Noriko Hayashi, Pep Bonet, Poulomi Basu, and Tanya Habjouqa.
This is a free event, but please register in advance.
#Dysturb is a network of photojournalists driven by the desire to make visual information freely accessible to a wider audience by pasting large images in city streets. #Dysturb presents photojournalism in a new, innovative way, completely independent from the restrictions of conventional news publishing channels.
Since its beginning, #Dysturb has pasted more than 500 large-size posters in 40 cities and schools around the globe. #Dysturb also publishes a quarterly printed journal, the next issue focusing on #WomenMatter.
Benjamin Petit is a French documentary photographer based in New York and the co-director of #Dysturb, a nonprofit formed by photojournalists making visual information freely accessible to a wider audience by pasting large images in city streets. Petit has led #Dysturb campaigns in various city hubs, teaming up with institutions such as the United Nations, the European Parliament, the Magnum Foundation, Foam Museum, and Instagram. His documentary work is focused on social inequality and climate change–related issues. Petit is a Fulbright scholar and his photographs have been published in the New York Times, Stern (Germany), and Paris Match, among other publications.
Originally from Australia, Kyla Woods spearheads #Dysturb’s community, and has worked alongside organizations such as the United Nations, the European Parliament, the Magnum Foundation, and Instagram to curate and create content that drives engagement and reach to visual stories. Woods is also contracted as community lead for Blink Media, a global content studio that leverages industry-leading technology and a highly curated network of content producers in 180+ countries to create captivating original content at scale. She works closely with Blink’s sales and production team to create and curate specialized content that is then dispersed across a multitude of platforms to engage with storytellers, brands, agencies, and the public at large.