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[A ]panel discussion moderated by Tampa Bay Business Journal Editor-in-chief and FMoPA board member Alexis Muellner
Photography has changed, for the better or worse according to many points of view. But one thing we can all agree on is that the medium is now an integral part of our current culture in surprising and compelling ways.
The introductions of the digital camera and its integration into cellphones and the internet are the turning point in terms of how images are created, used and disseminated from social media to fine art, public photojournalism, statement and culturally based exposures.
Images are now at the forefront of our communications. They simply form how we relate to others and with that we must be aware of the pitfalls of imagery, as well as their immense benefit on many aspects. How the use of photographs has changed drastically in the last 20 to 25 years is obvious to many, yet even more relevant to anyone involved in the medium, commercially, culturally and artistically.
This in-depth panel discussion will attempt to decipher the drastic changes in photography and their applications within multiple platforms and outcomes. The panel represents a diverse group of professionals who are all immersed in the many aspects of images, photographs that now fully represent our world, rightly or wrongly.
Meet the Moderator:
Sunday, October 13 from 1-5 pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Third Floor
400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200
Tampa, FL 33602
Alexis Muellner (“Milner”) is responsible for the news operation of the digital and print editions of the Tampa Bay Business Journal. He has nearly 21 years with American City Business Journals, the TBBJ parent company. He was named TBBJ editor-in-chief back in 2004. Alexis earned a master’s degree in print journalism from the University of Miami in 1993 and a BA from Hampshire College. His roots are in public radio where credits include National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” “Weekend Edition,” “Crossroads,” and “Living on Earth.” He was an adjunct professor at Florida International University in Miami, where he taught the business and ethics of journalism, and broadcast writing and reporting. He was winner of the prestigious Livingston Award for Young Journalists for his public radio series on the role of radio in Vietnam during the war. His print journalism credits include the Miami Herald, Florida Trend, the New York Times, the Miami Daily Business Review, Quill and the Sports Business Journal. He has twice been the recipient of the national ACBJ Eagle Award, his company’s highest honor, for excellence in news. For TV, Muellner has been a regular commentator for Bay News 9. He’s on the boards of the Tampa Bay Community Network and Speak Up, a Tampa nonprofit that provides video production services, training and production crews for individuals and non-profits; and the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. He has been photographing since he first picked up an Kodak Instamatic camera at age 7. He lives in Pasco County with his wife Joni, and in downtime, pursues his image-making goals through a robust Instagram feed (@alexismuellner).