Hey, New York! 1197 Conference is This Week and I’ll Be There Friday!

1197 conference, new york

The first camera phone photo was taken on June 11th, 1997. In honor of that date, 1197 is a conference dedicated to mobile & iPhone photography.

This year, the 1197 Conference is being held at the Soho Gallery for Digital Art in New York City. I’ll be there on Friday, February 22 speaking as part of the MPA Premier Event and on the discussion panel “Sailing the Cs of Mobile Photography: Create, Career & Community.” Come on out. I’d love to meet you in person.

More info and links, after the jump. >>>

From the pressie:

From February  17-23, 2013 Soho Gallery For Digital Art welcomes 1197 to NYC. Come join us as we present week long conferences, juried exhibits, workshops, panels, prizes and worldwide collaborations.

1197 will be coinciding with Social Media Week and is proud to be sponsored by Nokia and Schneider Optics. All 1197 activities are free of charge. To participate, you must register with either SMW or 1197.

Read about last year’s 1197 in San Francisco in New York Times, MacWorld and the San Jose Mercury News.

Here’s a link to the full conference schedule. Some of the events have started. Most are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week.

Events are free, but you’ve got to register first. Most are already sold out. I’ll let you know here and on Twitter and Facebook if there are any other side events, such as meetups and photo walks.

The panel I’m on also features The MPA’s Daniel Berman, Jen Pollack Bianco, and’s Nate Park. Sion Fullana will be presenting earlier, as will one Ari Fuchs from Aviary, along with many other interesting presentations.

I look forward to meeting many of the New York area iPhoneographers in person.


Soho Gallery for Digital Art
138 Sullivan St.
New York, New York 10012

Facebook Event Page



About Marty Yawnick (1793 Articles)
Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.
  • jeannie

    Hey Marty! That is great news!! Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend. :( How long are you in NYC? Maybe we can get together for a drink or coffee, or if there is a tweet up before you return to the lone star state.

    • Marty Yawnick

      Hi, Jeannie,

      I’m not in town long. I get in late Thursday and fly out Saturday evening. =M=

  • Jennifer

    Hi Marty, I’ll be there Friday too! Looking forward to meeting you around your panel! @JHartnettHender


  • Lisa Jemison

    If you happened to see an old friend’s MPA Honorable Mentions digitally displayed somewhere while you were there, I sure would love a photo!