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Sony And WPO To Host Symposium

Sony And WPO To Host Symposium - Sony and the World Photography Organisation have announced the hosting of a symposium at photokina 2012.

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Student Focus with Virginia Morrison

Sony and the World Photography Organisation are hosting a global symposium on photography education.

Sony and the WPO will be bringing leading photography educators to photokina 2012. It is the biggest global platform for the discussion of photography education.

The World Photo Educators' Symposium will be the first of its kind, bringing together leading professors of photography from across Europe and the US to discuss the future of photography education. Never before has a regular platform been created for so many different voices from around the world to be heard. It will take place at Photokina, Cologne, Germany from 22-23 September 2012 and will be hosted by Sony and the World Photography Organisation as part of its Student Focus programme.

Award-winning educator Virginia Morrison will lead the symposium. Virginia is the Executive Director of the Society of Photographic Education (SPE), an American-wide organisation that provides a forum for the discussion of photography.

Virginia said “SPE is pleased to be able to participate in WPO's symposium for international photographic educators. Our leadership has identified a strategic need to reach out internationally to increase collective awareness of the issues and challenges facing the dynamic world of photography education and image-making today.”

Some of the topics covered at the symposium will include students, teaching and making art; online learning; thinking digital; curriculum; the internet; impact of photographic imagery; and community and collaboration.

It is hoped that the symposium will help Sony and its partners to find ways to broaden their collective educational base.

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