Digital Communities


A program for documentary photographers, filmmakers and journalists to explore collaboration and innovation

At DIGITAL COMMUNITIES, documentary photographers, filmmakers and journalists will have the opportunity to enter a collaborative space as never before.

Friday June 20: Public Panel Discussion at the Paley Center for Media, 7-9PM For more info:

Saturday June 21: Co-Lab at the New School, by Invitation Only 10AM – 5PM

A public panel at the Paley Center for Media will kick off Digital Communities to uncover how creative practitioners and journalists are tackling the challenges of digital innovation and the limitations of tech-for- change. Then on Saturday, June 21 at the New School, 30 invited participants (10 filmmakers, 10 photographers, 10 journalists) get together for a full day where they really get to know one another, discuss the nature of interdisciplinary collaboration, hear about new tools and approaches, and share their current projects — all with an eye towards sparking meaningful creative & cultural partnerships and connecting with a pipeline of support to help make new projects happen.


If you would like to participate, apply HERE by May 23rd. We will select participants by May 27th. All Saturday participants must attend the Friday night panel. You will be automatically registered for it if selected. Lab admission is free. Travel and accommodation will not be provided.

For further information contact:

Wendy Levy, New Arts Axis,
Emma Raynes, Magnum Foundation,

Photography, Expanded is an initiative designed to inspire documentary photographers to expand their storytelling beyond the still image and catalyze collaboration across disciplines. The program is produced by Magnum Foundation, Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project, New Arts Axis, Aperture Foundation, and Parsons The New School for Design. The 2014 program features a series of labs, panel discussions, and symposium. Photography, Expanded is supported by the Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project, the Ford Foundation JustFilms, and Compton Foundation.