Stephen Mayes is a strategist advising institutions and individuals about effective creative and commercial approaches to the fast changing media environment. He has worked at the top levels of photography for 25 years in the areas of journalism, art, commercial and fashion. He was Senior Vice President at Getty Images developing and implementing content strategies for the world’s largest content supplier and later worked as Senior Vice President at eyestorm.com representing high-end artists in the consumer market. Stephen worked with Art And Commerce as Director of Image Archive representing top fashion and art photographers for commercial licensing. He was CEO of VII Photo Agency for five years managing the careers of world-leading photojournalists. Stephen has chaired the jury of the World Press Photo competition and also served as secretary for nine years. He is currently working in New York and regularly writes and broadcasts on the ethics and realities of photographic practice in the new digital environment.
Stephen will discuss the current photography business environment and how the challenges from the shrinking print economy, crumbling prices and over supply are being met with creative and often brilliant business innovations that take advantage of a hugely expanded appetite for photography.
First Tuesday slide lecture
The award winning ASMP/Alaska First Tuesday Slide/Lecture Series will feature Anchorage-based freelance commercial and lifestyle photographer, Nathaniel Wilder. This photographic presentation will focus on Nathaniel's experiences shooting national and international advertising assignments for major outdoor apparel companies. Locations for Nathaniel's work include Switzerland, Costa Rica, and Colorado among others
First Tuesday slide lectures are held the first Tuesday of every month October through May at 7:00PM
First Thursday Photo Lunch
No host, no agenda, lunch for anyone interested in photography, first Thursday of each month. Just come.
Rarefied Light 2013
Juror: Sean Kernan
An annual juried photography show sponsored by the Alaska Photographic Center, Rarefied Light features the best photographs by the best photographers in Alaska! This juror for this show was Sean Kernan. A show of his work is concurrent with this exhibit.
Rarefied Light is supported by a grant from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Alaska Photographic Center Members’ Show 2013
Join the members of the Alaska Photographic Center for a member show as they celebrate 30 years of APC and give tribute to John Reeder.