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FotoFest Workshop Present















For All Photographers and Visual Artists

Sponsored by: (ASMP) American Society of Media Photographers
with FotoFest and the Houston Chapter of ASMP

Saturday, April 16, 2011, 10am - 3pm
Discounted Registration is $35 in advance

Location: University of Houston - Downtown
One Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 [map]
parking available at FotoFest

ASMP President Richard Kelly and Education Director
Susan Carr discuss Copyright issues with attendees

ASMP education director Susan Carr and ASMP president Richard Kelly present their acclaimed seminar and workshop about copyright and how artists should deal with copyright in the age of digital distribution.

The topics include: what can be copyrighted and what those rights are; a history of how copyright law has evolved; a discussion about Fair Use; the definition of infringement and what is the Copyright War?

Susan Carr and Richard Kelly will talk about how artists should approach copyright issues in the age of digital distribution. They will cover the solutions pioneered by organizations such as Creative Commons, PLUS and Public Knowledge. They will also review the basics of copyright registration and discuss why all photographers and other visual artists who value their work should bother to register their images.

The afternoon session of the seminar will give participants a hands-on opportunity to set up a template to make future image registration easy.  This session will outline step-by-step the ASMP Best Practices for Registering Your Photographs.

Please bring your laptop computer. Lunch will be provided.

With the proposed Orphan Works and other business pressures looming over your image ownership, this is a seminar not to be missed.

Workshop space for the Copyright Seminar is being sponsored by The Cultural Enrichment Center of the University of Houston - Downtown.

Workshop participants are invited to an exhibit viewing and cocktail reception for FotoFest and Houston Center for Photography's exhibit– Nowhere Near Here: New Photographic Work by Texas Artists curated by Toby Kamps and Michelle White from the Menil Collection. The reception will be at FotoFest immediately following the workshop.

For participants coming from outside of Houston,
FotoFest has a special room rate of $139.00 + tax at the Hotel Icon Houston, 220 Main Street Houston, Texas 77002. The hotel is located within walking distance of the University of Houston - Downtown. Call 713.224.4266 and ask for the FotoFest Workshop Rate.

Contact Sarah Craig, FotoFest Workshops Coordinator at or 713.223.5522 ext 13.

The American Society of Media Photographers is the premier trade association for the world's most respected photographers. ASMP is the leader in promoting photographers' rights, providing education in better business practices, producing business publications for photographers, and helping to connect purchasers with professional photographers. ASMP, founded in 1944, has nearly 7,000 members and 39 chapters.

FotoFest is a year-round, international non-profit photographic arts and education organization that inaugurated the first and longest-running international biennial of photography in the U.S. FotoFest’s year-round programming is known for its presentation of important talent, contemporary and historical, from around the world. FotoFest has curated and commissioned exhibitions from Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the U.S. FotoFest’s school-based student education program, Literacy Through Photography, uses photography to stimulate visual literacy, writing and analytical thinking.

The Cultural Enrichment Center serves the University of Houston - Downtown through the development of programs that enrich the academic life of the university community while celebrating the cultural and ethnic diversity of the students, staff, faculty, and the Houston community at large. The Center sponsors, organizes, and supports events such as lectures, readings, performances, concerts, and exhibitions by national and international artists, writers, and public intellectuals, often partnering with academic departments and with community arts organizations such as FotoFest, Houston Poetry Fest, Inprint, Inc., and Writers in the Schools. Through our programs, we acknowledge the importance of music, art, and the written and spoken word to our academic vitality.

Partnering Organizations: Houston Center for Photography, Texas Photographic Society, ASMP Chapters in Texas, Spacetaker