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Monday, March 11 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Making of a Meme

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From Instagram to LOL Cats to Tumblr, few things on the Internet are more tempting than a picture with a sense of humor or a vintage filter. With more content sharing platforms available than ever before, the ability to share, manipulate and copy images without permission or credit has nearly become status quo. How can traditional photography survive in an Internet world? How can paid professional photographers or content creators get the credit they deserve for their work? When does an Internet meme become bigger than copyright? With a blend of traditional photography experts and Internet enthusiasts, this panel will discuss the development of one photography meme – Texts from Hillary — and how the worlds of the State Department, Time Magazine and Tumblr collided. The panel will also discuss how the culture of filtered photos, re-blogging and beyond can change how we tell visual stories.
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Stacy Lambe

FreelancerBuzzFeedStacy Lambe joined BuzzFeed in May 2012 and was named the Managing Editor of the site's LGBT section. He currently is a freelance blogger. He joined BuzzFeed following the success of the Tumblr, "Texts From Hillary." The meme was listed among the best of 2012 by... Read More →
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Kira Pollack

Dir of PhotographyTime MagazineKira Pollack is the Director of Photography at TIME and the executive producer of Red Border Films, TIME’s new documentary –film project. In October 2011, she was named the photo editor of the year at the Lucie Awards. Since Pollack joined TIME in... Read More →
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Diana Walker

PhotojournalistTIME IncPhotographer Diana Walker was a contract photographer for Time magazine for many years. She served as one of Time’s two White House photographers during the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton administrations. She covered the campaigns of Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale... Read More →


Monday March 11, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 1-4 208 Barton Springs Rd

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