Once a month ICP invites three entrepreneurs, who both redefine the boundaries and expand the possibilities of the dramatically changing world of photography, to present their ventures, individual stories, and challenges.

For the first edition of this new #ICPmeetup series, we will be joined by Julien Jourdes, co-founder and COO of Blink; Andy Yang, CEO of 500px; and Jordan Osher, CEO of Capture.

How can visual storytellers publish and be paid for in today’s ever-changing media landscape, given the enormous amounts of crowd-sourced imagery? How is the boundary between professional and amateur photography challenged by new technologies and distribution platforms? How can photographic communities help both aspiring and professional users to gain exposure, inspiration, and new opportunities? How do these new networks and platforms challenge and enhance traditional business models?

Presented and moderated by Fabrice Nadjari and Ulli Barta from Studio 55 | @st55nyc.

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Julien Jourdes (Cofounder & COO) of | @julienjourdes
Julien is a veteran photographer and photo editor living in Brooklyn and working in media and photojournalism. Born in Toulouse, France, he studied cinema and photography at L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière. After spending two years working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinating exhibitions and graphic design for the French Cultural Center in Gabon, Africa, Julien moved to New York to study at the International Center of Photography (ICP). Julien has worked as the International Photo Editor at Newsweek, Editorial Director of Magnum Paris, Photographer for The New York Times and World News Photo Editor for The Wall Street Journal. Julien has also worked as an in­house concert photographer for Carnegie Hall since 2008 and is a founding member of Fovea, a company and gallery space that exhibits many of the world’s photojournalists at their space in Beacon, NY.

Andy Yang, CEO of 500px | @andyyangstar
After building his career in such ventures as Netflix, Chegg, Goldman Sachs and Accenture, Andy Yang made a big dent in the Canadian startup world through his work at Extreme Startups. There the former managing director oversaw three successful cohorts of startups, including such names as Shoplocket, Picatic, Instaradio and Koge Vitamins. He joined the 500px team in 2013 as COO before becoming its CEO in April 2014.

Jordan Osher, co-founder and CEO of
Previously an advisor for SpinBrush, a product launched in late 1999, which became the #1 selling toothbrush in the US within months and was acquired by Procter and Gamble for $475 million in 2001, Jordan Osher created Capture in 2012. Capture leverages the power of social networks to connect newsrooms to over 1 billion smartphone cameras for real-time, worldwide coverage.