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Visual Connections New York 2016: lots new to look forward to!

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Visual Connections returns to New York on Thursday, October 27th to stage another free discovery, networking and education event exclusively for buyers and commissioners of photography, footage and illustration. The venue will again be Metropolitan Pavilion, conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan.

This is a unique opportunity for creative directors, designers, editors, publishers and producers to find creative inspiration and new providers of assignment and stock visual media; to pick up tips about legal issues, trends and new resources; and network with peers from leading creative and editorial companies.

“Visual Connections brings picture professionals together better than any other regular event I know of.” – Doug Brooks, Image Research Team

22 of the 68 exhibitors are new to Visual Connections New York and represent the full gamut of stock and commissioned photography, motion and illustration. They include artist reps ETC Creative, Illustration USA, Renee Rhyner, and Robert Bacall Reps; 360° panoramas specialist 360Cities; movie and TV archives British Film Institute, British Pathé and CNN Collection; user-generated content specialists EyeEm, Newsflare and Scopio; research tools from Capture, DMLA, Footage.net and Stockindexonline; and many other stock agencies.

Visual Connections is delighted to be working again with Workbook, the leading marketing resource for commercial photographers and illustrators, as the event’s Principal Sponsor.

“Visual Connections gives us the opportunity to take our message about the power of assignment photography and illustration to an entirely new audience,” said Bill Daniels, CEO of Workbook.”

“Visual creatives who routinely use stock benefit from seeing the work of some of the world’s top photographers; and those who mainly commission new content benefit from seeing the wide variety of stock available when time or budgets are tight,” says Deborah Free, Co-President of Visual Connections.

The ever-popular annual Keynote Q&A will focus on the issues surrounding publishing and sourcing visual content on social media platforms. The panel includes two intellectual property attorneys, Nancy Wolff and Bob Stein, with interestingly different perspectives.

The first afternoon session will look at cutting-edge technology to help with finding the right visuals fast. This is followed by presentations by four leading producers and photo/videographers and discussion around how to go about commissioning or producing high quality shoots that combine motion and stills.

The final session is with guest speaker Anna G. Dickson from Google talking about “Navigating the new world of imagery is trickier than it seems.”

Full details and registration for free entry may be found at visualconnections.com/newyork

Visual Connections Chicago: kicking it up a notch in 2016!

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Visual Connections returns to Chicago on Thursday, May 5th to stage another networking and education event for image/footage/art buyers and researchers. The venue will again be the beautiful and conveniently located Ivy Room at Tree Studios.

Following their involvement in the New York expo in October, Workbook will again be Principal Sponsor for the Chicago Expo. As the leading resource for finding commercial photographers and illustrators, Workbook will bring artist reps, production companies and their clients to the table, alongside suppliers and buyers of stock visual media.

“Workbook is proud to sponsor Visual Connections in the hope that we can further cultivate the relationships that result in stunning visual campaigns,” says Bill Daniels, Owner of Workbook.

Creative directors, designers, editors, publishers and producers will all be seeking creative inspiration and new sources of visual media. The popular sessions program, where attendees get to question industry experts, including a copyright attorney, provides an additional justification for being out of the office, plus the network opportunity is unrivalled.

“Visual Connections brings picture professionals together better than any other regular event I know of.” – Doug Brooks, Image Research Team

Attending our last event (in 2014) were many of the major advertising and publishing companies based in Chicago, including: BBDO, DDB, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Feldman & Associates, Hallmark Cards, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Leo Burnett, Lipman Hearne, McGraw-Hill, National Geographic Learning, Ogilvy & Mather, Pearson, and many more.

“Nothing beats the face to face contact, not even speedy digital communication.”
– Heather Johnson, Curt Teich Postcard Archives (2014 exhibitor)

To add a little spice to the day, there will be a Mexican Cinco de Mayo theme to the catering at the event and post-event party in the courtyard.