We’re excited to invite you to the next installment of our TPS Presents lecture series, featuring Pablo Corral Vega. The talk will take place on Tuesday, September 5th at 12 p.m. Eastern
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During this talk Pablo will explore his latest project Bestiario Americano (American Bestiary) where he uses artificial intelligence to question reality and the symbols we use to talk about it. With this he’s generating a portrait of contemporary America while conjuring beings that perhaps only exist in a parallel dimension.

After his talk, Pablo will be joined by Santiago Lyon of Adobe’s Content Authenticity Initiative. Here, they will discuss AI’s impact on the world of photography and Adobe’s CAI efforts to combat mis/disinformation by creating and implementing the open-source industry standard for determining the provenance, or origins, of digital file types.


Pablo Corral Vega is an Ecuadorian photojournalist, writer, artist, cultural manager and lawyer who has published his photographic work in National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, New York Times Sunday Magazine, Audubon, Geo in France, Germany, Spain and Russia, and other international publications. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He was the founder and director of the POY Latam photography contest, the largest in Latin America. He is the editor-in-chief of POY Latam magazine, a space that seeks to bring art and literature closer to journalism, and was the curator of the Coronavirus postcard series with the New York Times.

The talk will be followed with a Question-and-Answer session moderated by TPS Communications Director Alex Snyder.
This event is free and open to the public. Please feel free to share the link. 
We hope to see you there!

About the author

RANDY OLSON’s 27 National Geographic magazine projects have taken him to many countries in Africa, the Siberian Arctic, Abu Dhabi, American Samoa, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Dubai, Guyana, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Newfoundland, Pakistan, Palmyra, Republic of Georgia, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, and the South Pacific.
National Geographic Society published a book of his work in their Masters of Photography series in January 2011. Olson was the 2003 Magazine Photographer of the Year in the Pictures of the Year International (POYi) competition, and was also awarded POYi’s 1992 Newspaper Photographer of the Year—one of only two photographers to win in both media in the largest photojournalism contest operating continuously since World War II. While working at The Pittsburgh Press, Olson received an Alicia Patterson Fellowship to support a seven-year project documenting a family with AIDS, and a Robert F. Kennedy Award for his story on problems with Section 8 housing. He was also awarded the Nikon Sabbatical and a grant from the National Archives to save the Pictures of the Year collection.
Melissa Farlow and Randy Olson are photojournalists in the documentary tradition. Their work has taken them to 50 countries over the past 20 years. Even though they are published in LIFE, GEO, Smithsonian and other magazines, they have primarily worked on 50 projects for the National Geographic Society. They normally work individually, but have co-produced National Geographic magazine stories on northern California, American national parks, and the Alps. They photographed the southern United States for a book by Collins Publishing and have collaborated on over 70 books by various publishers.