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Copyright for Photographers
Know Your Rights

Instructor: Michelle Bogre
One day virtual workshop
Sunday, April 21
9:30 am – 5:00 pm Eastern via Zoom

Course fee: $225
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Silk-screened images Andy Warhol later created using a photo of Prince by Lynn Goldsmith as a reference. Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Class Description

This day-long workshop will introduce photographers to the practical and legal issues surrounding copyright in the 21st century. Students will learn about the scope and the limitations of the protections that current law provides; how to identify and anticipate the issues surrounding sharing of works in this digital age; and how to share or protect their property rights in their works.  While primarily a lecture based class, there will be ample breaks and time for questions.   


Michelle Bogre

Michelle BogreMichelle Bogre, the former Chair of the Photography Department at Parsons School of Design in New York, currently holds the title of Professor Emerita title from Parsons after a 25-year career teaching almost every type of photography class and a special class she developed on copyright law for artists and designers. She is also a copyright lawyer, documentary photographer and author of four books: Photography As Activism: Images for Social Change, Photography 4.0: A Teaching Guide for the 21st Century, Documentary Photography Reconsidered: History, Theory and Practice, and her most recent, The Routledge Companion to Copyright and Creativity in the 21st Century. She regularly lectures and writes  about copyright and photography. Her photographs and/or writings have been published in books, including the Time-Life Annual Photography series, The Family of Women, Beauty Bound, The Design Dictionary (Birkhauser Press, 2008) and photographer Trey Ratcliffe’s monograph, Light Falls like Bits. She is currently trying to finish a long term documentary project on family farms, published on Instagram as @thefarmstories, and a revision of Photography As Activism.

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