Santiago Lyon – PhotoWings Interview

Santiago Lyon - PhotoWings Interview

Santiago Lyon is the Head of Advocacy and Education for the Adobe-led Content Authenticity Initiative, working to combat misinformation through digital content provenance. He has more than 35 years of experience in photography as an award-winning photojournalist, photo editor, media executive and educator. As a photographer for Reuters and the Associated Press, he won multiple photojournalism awards for his coverage of 8 wars around the globe between 1989 and 1999. In 2003, he was a Nieman Fellow in journalism at Harvard University before being named VP/Director of Photography at the Associated Press, a position he held until 2016. Under his direction, the AP won three Pulitzer Prizes for photography as well as multiple other major photojournalism awards around the world. He was Chair of the Jury for the 2013 World Press Photo contest. Santiago serves on the boards of directors of the Eddie Adams Workshop and the VII Foundation. He also teaches regularly at the International Center of Photography in New York.

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Featuring Santiago Lyon

Photoville 2021 Talks On-demand recordings are made possible in partnership with PhotoWings

The Adobe-led Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI) is building systems to fight misinformation by providing provenance for digital media—giving creators tools to capture and share objective facts and empowering consumers to evaluate whether what they are seeing is authentic. In this master class with Adobe’s Santiago Lyon, you’ll hear more background into the work coming out of the CAI and see a detailed demo of the Photoshop feature launching later this month. This workshop is for any photographer who is concerned about attribution or the lack of trust in the media industry.