From 21-22 May, the 2nd edition of the international PhotoStories symposium occurs in Pakhuis De Zwijger in Amsterdam, where experts and scholars from the fields of art, media and technology will converge to explore emerging trends in visual communication and exchange expertise in photography, film and digital storytelling.
Through a wide program of lectures, presentations, debates and in-depth workshops, PhotoStories will expand participants’ visual storytelling toolbox with useful insights and skills for developing and distributing multimedia projects.
WHY IT MATTERS
“Digital storytelling” is a narrative technique used in media and an essential skill for every aspect of business today. According to a recent Harvard Business review article, business leaders who can create and share good stories have a powerful marketing advantage over others because stories create "sticky" memories. “Business leaders won’t be heard in this information-saturated age unless they’re telling stories," says communications expert Nick Morgan, author of Power Cues.
Fortunately, storytelling can be learned and applied at any stage, for any purpose. Everyone has a story to tell and the international PhotoStories conference promises to teach, guide and encourage participants in the practical aspects of telling theirs visually.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Featured speakers include photographer Pieter ten Hoopen, MIT Professor & media scholar William Uricchio and World Press photo investigator David Campbell among many others. For more information and a schedule of activities visit: <http://photo-stories.org/>
Organized by Nederlands Fotomuseum, IDFA DocLab, PhotoQ, Paradox and Jenny Smets, in cooperation with Eye Film Institute Netherlands and World Press Photo.
Amsterdam Inbusiness • International Digital Storytelling Symposium
• online content • entrepreneurs/potential start-ups