SDN 10th Anniversary Events

SDN was launched in 2008 as a web-based platform for a global network of documentary photographers to come together and share their work with an international community of viewers on a web portal — Since then, we have featured more than 2,000 online exhibits by more than 2,000 photographers from all corners of the globe. SDN is not only for photographers. SDN is also for editors, curators, students, journalists and others who look to SDN for great photography. We have grown beyond the boundaries of the computer screen and are now engaged in exhibitions, educational programs, calls for entry, and more. In 2015, SDN began publishing the print magazine,  ZEKE: The Magazine of Global Documentary.

We believe strongly in the power of visual storytelling to help us understand and appreciate the complexities, nuances, wonders, and contradictions that abound in the world today. We believe in the importance of both the storyteller and their work in contributing to the global conversation about the global human tradition.
For the past 10 years, we have been a global community committed to telling truth.

Celebrate with us!

Ed Kashi: Artist Talk and Reception

October 4, 2018
6-9 pm
Leica Gallery Boston
74 Arlington Street, Boston, MA
Event is free and open to the public
RSVP required 

Ed KashiThe Leica Gallery Boston is proud to host the kick-off event for SDN’s 10th anniversary celebration by presenting an artist talk and reception with award-winning documentary photographer and avid Leica user Ed Kashi. Co-hosted by Digital Silver Imaging.

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Documenting Diversity: Staying Woke and Making Pictures
A Panel Discussion with Nina Berman, Lola Flash, and Ruddy Roye

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6:30-8:30 pm
NYU Tisch School of the Arts
721 Broadway, New York, NY
Dean's Conference Room, 12th floor
Event is free and open to the public. 
RSVP required

This event is co-sponsored with the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Photography and Imaging.

Photo by Lola FlashHow do photographers authentically and confidently approach image-making when the photographer, audience, and subjects can be from diverse racial, class, and gender origins? How do photographers present their subjects in a way that ensures dignity, empowerment and inclusion? How do documentary photographers stay focused on issues that raise awareness of the social and political environment and get involved to influence the outcomes of these situations?

A reception and book signing will follow panel.

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Photo by Lola Flash

SDN's Tenth Anniversary Exhibition & Celebration

James Lovell

James Lovell and the Afrigarifuna Music Ambassadors will be performing at SDN's Tenth Anniversary Celebration.

The SDN Tenth Anniversary Host Committee invites you to attend this celebration:

Bill Aguado, En Foco 
Nina Berman, NOOR
Felicia Anastasia, Anastasia Gallery 
Lori Grinker, Contact Press Images
Michael Kamber, Bronx Documentary Center
Ed Kashi, VII
Niama Safia Sandy, Anthropologist, Curator, Strategist, Writer 

Saturday, October 27, 2018
7 - 10 pm
Bronx Documentary Center/St. Mary's
364 151st Street, Bronx, NY
Event is free and open to the public
RSVP required

The flagship event will be a celebration party that will include live music, video, exhibitions, and an acknowledgement of the global documentary community that has made SDN possible. Stay tuned for how you can be involved in this celebration.

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Call for Entries for SDN's Tenth Anniversary Exhibition

To celebrate the 2,000 photographers who have made SDN possible, we are having an exhibition of 100 SDN members' work at our 10th Anniversary Party.

Photo by Liza Van der Stock. Zanzibar. Maria smiles at her fellow sex workers while she is dressing up for work.


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