The 211th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  March 13, 2018 at 7pm at Parsons School of Design, Kellen Auditorium (Room N101, off the lobby), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center. 66 Fifth Avenue. Free and open to the public.

Tim Soter on Photography and Comic Books, A Discussion on Commonalities in Sequential Storytelling.
In a lecture celebrating different forms of sequential story telling, Tim Soter will discuss the connection between comic books, graphic novels and still photography. Fumetti, fotonovellas and fine art photographers who have incorporate writing with photography – these are all part of a thread that leads back to the hero comic books which influenced him the most as a child. Marvel comics, National Lampoon, Help! and others who have used photo comics in the past are part of the discussion. Soter will be presenting books he has made which literally combine photography and comic books, as well as his photo biographies, one of which is on Duane Michals who pioneered the sequenced photo story.
Tim Soter is a NYC based photographer/artist who is currently working on photo biographies and books which match pictures and text, often with a dry sense of humor. The Ship Escaped is an imprint he maintains which offers his self-published photography books found in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, International Center of Photography as well as notable private collections. Also his parents have copies.

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