Calling all photographers! The 2nd Annual ROCK THAT Photography Conference and Trade Show is coming to Detroit next month!
Presented by the Multicultural Association of Professional Photographers (MAPP), the three-day conference will be held in Novi, Michigan at the Suburban Collection Showplace from July 25th to the 27th.
WHAT IS THE ROCK THAT PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW?
The ROCK THAT Photography Conference and Trade Show was founded by Detroit-native and craftsman photographer Shawn Lee. The conference and trade show will feature a variety of business workshops, panel discussions, and trade show exhibits for photography lovers and professionals.
ROCK THAT is one of the largest photography conferences in Michigan! It features national industry influencers, notable photographers, enriching resources, and program experiences for aspiring and professional photographers.
ROCK THAT CONFERENCE EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
ROCK THAT Awards Ceremony
Photo walk in Downtown Detroit led by renowned photographer Shawn Lee.
Photography portfolio critique and review.
Women’s panel discussion on achieving industry success despite hardships and sexism.
Free youth photography workshop.
Community service projects with the Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO) and “So Many Angels” portrait transformation of children with cancer.
PIPER CARTER TO LEAD WOMEN’S PANEL DISCUSSION
Hip-hop and fashion photographer Piper Carter will lead the women’s panel discussion. She is the first black woman to shoot for global publications like French Vogue and British Elle!
Carter is also a community activist who is known for her work in Detroit on projects such as the J. Dilla Youth Day held each year at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
I attended last year’s Dilla Youth Day with my family and my children loved the event! Here’s my blog post on the event if you’d like to check it out.
Other fantastic photographers who will be part of the women’s panel discussion are:
Children’s portrait photographer Audrey Woulard
New York wedding photographer and attorney Kesha Lambert
Children’s lifestyle photographer Kahran Bethencourt
NOTABLE PHOTOGRAPHERS EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE ROCK THAT PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW
All of the panelists and photographers who are scheduled for the ROCK THAT Conference and Trade Show have great accolades.
Jenny Risher, a Detroit-based lifestyle and portrait photographer, published her first book Heart Soul Detroit and she has photographed 50 iconic Detroiters.
Last year, I attended Focus on Detroit’s first photography festival and viewed Risher’s photography project called DCYPHERED. The collection was part of her second book, with the same title, and focused on Detroit’s undocumented hip-hop community. DCYPHERED was also featured at the DIA for 7 months!
This is a photography conference and trade show that you don’t want to miss! Make sure you mark your calendars for July 25th through the 27th.
To purchase tickets/day passes to the conference and for a complete listing of the national industry influencers and photographers, you can visit www.rockthatconference.com or call (248) 809-3707.
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Feature image courtesy of the ROCK THAT Conference and Trade Show.