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If you’re lucky enough to be in the New York area around October 26th to catch them, the PDN PhotoPlus Expo at the Javits Convention Center will once again host an impressive cohort of photographers as keynote speakers, including Pulizer winning photojournalist Barbara Davidson, Chase Jarvis, street photographer Jamel Shabazz, and many others.  I’ve reproduced the official lineup below.

I’ll be in attendance to test out all of the latest equipment, including the new Sigma lens that is set to be announced shortly before the expo opens.

Thursday, October 26: 12:30—1:30pm

Today’s Women in Photography and Film (Sponsored by Canon)
Sue Bryce, Barbara Davidson, LaToya Ruby Frazier

Sue Bryce, Barbara Davidson, and LaToya Ruby Frazier will share their work and explain how they found the subjects that have ignited their commitment and passion. These visual storytellers will share the challenges of working in a male-dominated field, what’s inspired their creativity and drive, and the personal experiences that motivate their concern for the subjects they photograph. Sponsored by Canon, this panel will highlight career-defining images and new work by each of the photographers and provide inspiration on making images that are both deeply personal and universally relevant.

Friday, October 27: 12:30-1:30pm

Jamel Shabazz on Making Photos, and Making a Difference (Sponsored by PDN)

In this keynote presentation, Jamel Shabazz will share images from his incredible collection of photo books, including Back in The Days, the groundbreaking bestseller that remains in print more than 15 years after its debut, along with images from his recent collection, Sights in the City. The most dynamic aspect of his presentation will be the stories behind his most iconic photos, his enduring connection to the young people he photographed, and his commitment to sharing what was best in his community. In this motivational talk, Shabazz will share his optimistic commitment to using photography as a force for good.

Saturday, October 28: 12:30 – 1:30pm

Chase Jarvis in conversation with Gary Vaynerchuk (Sponsored by CreativeLive)

Rounding out the Keynote Lecture Series, and PhotoPlus Expo, will be a high-energy, motivational talk featuring CEO and co-founder of CreativeLive and photographer, Chase Jarvis and renowned entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk.

Gary Vaynerchuk and Chase Jarvis have reached the pinnacle of success in both business and their respective crafts. In this seminar, Chase Jarvis and Gary Vaynerchuk will entertain and inspire with high-energy conversation and help the audience understand where they can improve their ability to make a living and spend a lifetime doing what they love. During the keynote, Jarvis and Vaynerchuk will address business questions directly from the audience.

The Expo

More than 200 exhibitors and brands of imaging hardware, software, and accessories will be on hand to demonstrate the latest technology in the world of photography and filmmaking, conduct free educational presentations at their booth, and offer special discounts on products and services throughout the Expo.

Additional learning opportunities can be found inside the Adobe Theater, which will be conveniently located on the show floor. Renowned photographers, filmmakers, and educators will conduct 30-minute seminars during the entire Expo to provide attendees with additional tips and tricks for improving their craft, and their business.

“Registration to attend PhotoPlus Expo will also give attendees free access to the NYVR Expo, the largest trade show dedicated to virtual / augmented reality on the East Coast. NYVR Expo will run from October 27-28 and be collocated with PhotoPlus at the Jacob Javits Center.”

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About PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo

Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries as well as enthusiasts, PhotoPlus Expo — http://www.photoplusexpo.com/ — showcases the latest advances in photography, digital imaging and filmmaking. Held annually at the Javits Convention Center, attendees have the opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services – all from the industry’s leading manufacturers. The show also offers seminars and intimate Photo Walks and Master Classes taught by world-renowned experts that focus on cutting-edge innovations and techniques.