How have photographers adapted to online media to build their photographic practice and connect with new audiences, especially in a year largely lived through our screens? Join ICP alum and National Geographic’s Director of Instagram Josh Raab, along with photographers Kris Graves and Tasneem Alsutlan, for a conversation focused on the industry of photo-making led by Whitney Johnson, National Geographic Director of Visual and Immersive Experiences.

Explore photobooks from the speakers featured in The Rules are Broken: A Year In Imagemaking series at ICP’s shop.

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About the Rules are Broken: A Year in Imagemaking

The Rules are Broken: A Year in Imagemaking is a weeklong series dedicated to exploring critical issues and their impact on imagemaking. This year’s event focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic, protests against police brutality and marches in support of Black lives, photobooks and place-making, and the impact of 2020 on the future of imagemaking. See the full schedule of events and get your ticket to the event series to attend this talk.

About the Program Format

All programs will take place on Zoom. Those who register to attend will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link located at the bottom of the email under “Important Information.” The Zoom link can be used to join the programs through a computer or mobile device.

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Speaker Bios

Tasneem Alsultan is an investigative photographer and storyteller.  Her work largely focuses on documenting social issues and rights-based topics in Saudi Arabia and the Arab Gulf region through a gender lens, challenging stereotypical perceptions of the Middle East and portraying a region and people that do not conform to expectations.

Kris Graves (b. 1982 New York, NY) is an artist and publisher based in New York and London. He received his BFA in Visual Arts from S.U.N.Y. Purchase College and has been published and exhibited globally, including Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Portrait Gallery in London, England and Aperture Gallery, New York; among others. Permanent collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Schomburg Center, Whitney Museum, Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Brooklyn Museum; and The Wedge Collection, Toronto; amongst others.

Graves also sits on the board of Blue Sky Gallery: Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, Portland; and The Architectural League of New York as Vice President of Photography.

Kris Graves creates artwork that deals with societal problems and aims to use art as a means to inform people about cultural issues. He also works to elevate the representation of people of color in the fine art canon; and to create opportunities for conversation about race, representation, and urban life. Graves creates photographs of landscapes and people to preserve memory.

As Director of Visuals and Immersive Experiences at National Geographic, Whitney Johnson leads the team responsible for photography, emerging formats, video, and podcast operations. Prior to joining National Geographic magazine, she was the director of photography at The New Yorker where her work was widely recognized, earning awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors; Awards of Excellence from the Society of Publication Designers; and a Peabody, in collaboration with Human Rights Watch and the photographer Platon. Whitney also enjoys teaching and mentoring in photography.

Josh Raab is currently Director of Instagram at National Geographic. Formerly he was Senior Multimedia Editor at TIME and on faculty at the International Center of Photography. Raab started as a photographer and the Executive Editor of Jay Peg's Photo Pub., an online and print publication for emerging photographers. He still shoots whenever he has a free moment.


Image: Tasneem Alsultan