Lucie Foundation, in partnership with Canon, proudly presents THE STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE, the first in a series of panel discussions with the aim of profiling the work of photojournalists who shed light on the plight of people around the world. Up-and-coming documentary photographer Natalie Keyssar, Canon Explorer of Light and Lucie Humanitarian Award-winning photographer Stephanie Sinclair and Pulitzer Prize-winning Getty photographer John Moore, who is a World Press Photograph winner and 2018 recipient of the inaugural Lucie Impact Award, are on the panel. The discussion will be moderated by Elizabeth Krist, former Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic.
This event will take place on March 19th at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at SVA Theatre (The School of Visual Arts Theatre), 333 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011, and will last approximately an hour and a half.
The extraordinary work of these talented photographers enlightens and raises public awareness on a variety of important causes which aim to inspire change and to encourage a different way to think about the world. This panel discussion will explore what it took to create these images, including the story of the subjects, and the locations in which they occurred, in pursuit of the truth.
This event is free and open to the public
Natalie Keyssar is a documentary photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. She is interested in class inequality, youth culture, and the personal effects of political turmoil and violence, primarily in the US and Latin America. She has a BFA in Painting and Illustration from The Pratt Institute. Keyssar has contributed to publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Time, Bloomberg Business Week, and California Sunday Magazine and been awarded by organizations including the Philip Jones Griffith Award, The Aaron Siskind Foundation, PDN 30, Magenta Flash Forward, and American Photography. She has taught New Media at the International Center of Photography in New York and has instructed at various workshops across the US and Latin America with organizations such as Foundry, Women Photograph, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the IWMF and International Photography Festival of Puebla, Mexico. She is a Pulitzer Center grantee, a long-term fellow with the International Women’s Media Foundation Latin America program, the winner of the 2018 ICP Infinity Emerging Photographer Award and the 2019 PH Museum Women Photographer’s Grant.
Stephanie Sinclair is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and Canon Explorer of Light known for gaining unique access to the most sensitive gender and human rights issues around the world. She has documented the defining conflicts of the past decade with a fearless persistence. Although she has covered the dramatic events of war, many of Ms. Sinclair’s most arresting works confront the everyday brutality faced by young girls around the world. Her studies of domestic life in developing countries and the United States bring into sharp relief the physical and emotional tolls that entrenched social conventions can take on those most vulnerable to abuse. Ms. Sinclair’s images mark an exchange of trust and compassion. But by consenting to be photographed at their most vulnerable, the people depicted in these images also demonstrate a rare bravery. Beyond photography, Ms. Sinclair has shepherded the Too Young To Wed series into a nonprofit organization of the same name whose official mission is to empower girls’ rights and end child marriage globally.
John Moore is a senior staff photographer and special correspondent for Getty Images. In April 2019 he was honored with the World Press Photo of the Year in Amsterdam for his iconic image “Crying Girl on the Border.” Moore joined the Getty Images in 2005 after more than a dozen years photographing internationally for the Associated Press. He has worked in some 70 countries on six continents and was posted internationally for 17 years, first to Nicaragua, then India, South Africa, Mexico, Egypt, and Pakistan. After returning to live in the United States he began a decade-long project on immigration and border security issues. In 2018 powerHouse Books published his book Undocumented: Immigration and the Militarization of the United States-Mexico Border. His comprehensive and nuanced approach puts a human face on all sides of one of the most hotly debated topics in America today. Moore has won top awards throughout his career, including the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography, numerous World Press Photo honors, the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club, Photographer of the Year from Pictures of the Year International, the NPPA and Sony World Photography Organization. In 2018 he was given the inaugural Impact Award by the Lucie Foundation. Moore is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied Radio-Television-Film. He lives with his family in Stamford, Connecticut.
A former National Geographic photo editor for over 20 years, Elizabeth Cheng Krist is currently editing a book and exhibition on China. She curated the Women of Vision exhibition and book, as well as an auction for Christie’s. She has judged for The Fence, POYi, Getty Instagram, Best of Photojournalism, and the RFK Journalism Awards. Krist has helped program the National Geographic Photography Seminar for the last ten years. Honors include awards from POYi, Overseas Press Club, and Communication Arts. She has taught for ICP, Syracuse University, CUNY, La Luz, Kalish, Mountain Workshops, and has reviewed for the New York Times, PhotoPlus, Blink, and Palm Springs. She advises the Eddie Adams Workshop, helped organize the first Women Focus event at the Newseum, and is on the board of Women Photograph.
The Story Behind The Image made possible by the support of our partner Canon.