Photoville 2016

Kamoinge Exhibit - Photoville ©Charles Madison

Kamoinge Exhibit – Photoville ©Charles Madison

Digital Silver Imaging is proud to again be a partner at Photoville 2016. We also honored to print the exhibitions of photographers Mark Peterson, Robin de Puy, and group exhibits Kamoinges Exhibition Breaking Point and Live ZEKE.

©Robin De Puy - Photoville

©Robin De Puy – Photoville

Photoville will be in a new location, The Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, under the bridge and in the heart of DUMBO. The event will take place over 5 days, September 21-25. Admission is FREE to the public.

For the uninitiated, Photoville is multiple photographic exhibitions in a city of repurposed shipping containers.  The brain child of United Photo Industries, this unique event features more than 60 photo exhibits, 35 lectures and workshops, food and drink. In fact it is the largest photographic event in New York City and worth a trip to Brooklyn.

Social Documentary Network/ZEKE Magazine ©Daro Sulakauri

SDN/ZEKE Magazine ©Daro Sulakauri

Digital Silver Imaging is a Major Partner of Photoville 2016. We believe that supporting the diverse genre of photographic work exhibited at Photoville is essential to keeping the art form vibrant and meaningful. Please visit the photographers directly support by Digital Silver Imaging and all the great exhibits at this year’s Photoville.

Follow this link to the Photoville Website

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The Art of Storytelling with Eric Bouvet

Kumbl Melha 2013 in Allahabad, India ©Eric Bouvet

Kumbl Melha 2013 in Allahabad, India ©Eric Bouvet

The Art of Storytelling with Eric Bouvet is an intensive workshop created to sharpen and refine the participant’s documentary photographic skills. This hands-on workshop will take place over 2 days, where participants will shoot on location, learn how to edit work, review their images, and examine the various aspects of creating a photo story.

Eric Bouvet is a renown visual storyteller. He has photographed everything from wars to beach culture, and refugees to burning man. Bouvet’s work has appeared on the pages of Time, Newsweek, Paris Match, and the New York Times. This workshop is a unique opportunity for a small group (12 participants max) to learn from a master.

©Eric Bouvet

©Eric Bouvet

What will be covered in this workshop:

Day 1 (9AM–6PM+)

  • Introduction to the mastery of creating iconic images (Doors open at 8:45, meet eric and share a cup of coffee)
  • Review of participants work (Each participants is asked to bring 25 images, with their top 5 selected)
  • Lunch
  • Travel to location*(downtown Boston, exact location TBD)
  • Shoot on location
  • End of day recap (Happy hour & dinner optional)**

Day 2 (9:45AM–5:30PM)

  • Theory and examples of project editing
  • Participants edit their work with Eric Bouvet
  • Lunch
  • Next steps: Magazines, Books, Exhibitions, etc.
  • Participants present edited work
  • Wrap-up

What do participants need to bring:

Day 1

  • A photography portfolio (print or digital): 5 images (participant’s favorites or short story) and up to 20 additional images to complement the review (optional)
  • A digital camera fully charged
  • One or two memory cards

Day 2

  • Personal laptop equipped with editing softwarewith images of previous day’s shoot loaded. (Lightroom recommended – Free trials version available online)

This workshop is limited to 12 participants

When: Saturday September 10 & Sunday September 11
Where: Digital Silver Imaging, 9 Brighton Street Belmont

Bouvet Workshop

Eric Bouvet PortraitInstructor Bio: Eric Bouvet worked as a staff photographer at the French photo agency Gamma during the 1980s, and launched his freelance career in 1990. He first won international recognition with his 1986 pictures of the rescue efforts in the aftermath of a volcano eruption in Omeyra, Colombia. Since then, Bouvet has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Chechnya, Sudan, Somalia, the former Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Israel. Northern Ireland, Kurdistan, Surinam, Burundi, Libya and Ukraina.

He has covered major international events including the funeral of the Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran, the Tiananmen Square in China, the fall of the Berlin Wall, Prague’s Velvet Revolution, the U.S. attack on Libya, the release of Nelson Mandela, and Olympic Games and the migrant crisis in Europe.

He has also worked on many ‘society’ stories including life in Russian jails, young sailors on aircraft carriers, French police working in the Paris suburbs, France’s last coal miners, and life at a pediatric clinic for children with cancer. Since 2011, he work also on documentaries projects with large format camera, 4×5 and 8X10 : first one “Sex, Love…” second about ” Peace” and still in 2016 “Chaos”.

His work has been published in many international magazines including Time, Life, Newsweek, Paris-Match, Stern, NYT magazine and The Sunday Times Magazine. He has also led photographic campaigns of UN and various NGOs and charities including Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), International Red Cross (ICRC), Medecins du Monde (MDM) and Action Against Hunger (ACF).

Along the way, Bouvet has received five World Press Awards, as well as two Visa d’Or, the gold medal of 15th anniversary of the photography, the Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents, the Public award from Bayeux-Calvados, the Front Line Club award and the Paris-Match Award.
*The organizing team will be glad to help arrange transportation to the shooting location, however individual participants are responsible for their own transportation. (There is a T station minutes away from Digital Silver Imaging.)

**Happy Hour and Dinner with the instructor on the first day is optional (not included in the workshop fee).

Refund policy: Because our instructor commits his time to the workshop and space is limited, our refund policy is as follows: Cancellations 3 weeks prior to the workshop will receive a full refund. Cancellations 3 weeks before the workshop date will receive a 75% refund. Cancellations 1 week before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund.  All other cancellations will not receive a refund. You must notify us of your cancellation or inability to attend via email ( or In case the workshop is cancelled by the organizer, participants will be notified and receive a full refund.

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Copyrights to Photography and Artwork

Photography and artwork are almost always protected by copyright laws. When we receive files for printing, we print the image in good faith and assume that the copyright for that image is held by the person submitting the image. However, if we believe that there is a question of ownership or permission we will ask for clarification. We will not print an image if we believe there is issue with copyright ownership.

To help better understand issues of copyright we spoke with Andrew D. (“Drew”) Epstein, a Boston based lawyer that specializes in copyright law.

Q. What is copyright and what does it do?

A. Virtually all creative works, photography, art, music, writing, computer software, produced since January 1, 1978, and many before, are protected by copyright.

Copyright is not a single right, but a bundle of rights that is controlled by the creator of the work. Generally the owner of copyright to the work has  the exclusive power to use, reproduce, or display their work(s).

Q. If I find an image on the internet or in a magazine can I make a print for myself, for my own personal use?

A. The answer is clearly NO. The publication of a work on the Internet or in a magazine does not give anyone the right to  reproduce the work without the artist’s permission.

A copyright owner has the exclusive right to do or authorize others to do the following with copyrighted works:

·         to reproduce the copyrighted work;
·         to made derivative copies of the work;
·         to distribute copies to the public;
·         to perform literary, musical, dramatic and choreographic works; and
·         to display copyrighted works publicly.

Q. What about the “fair use doctrine?”

A. Under the fair use doctrine, copyrighted works can be used for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use) scholarship or research.  In determining whether a particular use is a fair use in any particular case, you and the courts must consider the following four factors:

(1) The purpose and character of the use, including whether the use is for commercial or for nonprofit education purposes;
(2)  The nature of the copyrighted work;
(3) The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
(4) The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

Unless permitted under the fair use section of the Copyright Act, the reproduction of copyrighted photographs and artwork even for personal use is copyright infringement.

Q. How long does copyright last?
A. Generally, for works created after January 1, 1978, copyright lasts for the life of the author and for 70 years thereafter.  In case of joint works, the copyright expires 70 years after the death of the surviving joint author.

For anonymous or pseudonymous works, and for works made-for-hire, the copyright endures for 95 years from the year of its first publication, or for a term of 120 years from the year of its creation, whichever expires first.

After 95 years from the year of first publication of a work, or 120 years from the year of its creation, whichever expires first, there is a presumption that the author has been dead for at least 70 years.

For works created before January 1, 1978, which are not published or in the public domain, the rules are complicated and are beyond the scope of this commentary.

This was written to be informational and not to be a substitute for competent legal advice.  Please use reason and good sense in reading and using the information herein.  If in doubt, go to a good lawyer for advice. 

Andrew D. (“Drew”) Epstein is a partner in the firm of Barker, Epstein & Loscocco, a full-service Boston, Massachusetts law firm. As an attorney and supporter of the arts, Drew has represented hundreds of photographers, illustrators, design firms, advertising agencies, museums and other individuals and businesses involved in photography, art, illustration, and imaging.

Drew is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts and has also served as President and Board Member at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University.

Drew was an adjunct professor at Boston University for six years where he taught Legal Issues for Arts Administrators in the graduate school Arts Administration Program. Drew has been a frequent guest lecturer to academic, professional, business and legal groups on copyright and trademark law, art law and general business law. He writes frequently on copyright law, contract law and legal and business issues for photographers and artists. Drew was awarded the first annual Attorney of the Year Award by the Massachusetts Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

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