Bogre, Michelle

Michelle Bogre
J.D., Intellectual Property concentration, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Associate Professor of Photography, School of Art, Media and Technology, Parsons School of Design

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Areas of Expertise:
Intellectual property; Activist photography; Photographs and Social Change; Documentary Photography; Photographic curriculum and pedagogy; current trends in photographic education
Michelle Bogre, the former Chair of the Photography department at Parsons for 14 years, is currently a photographic educator, documentary photographer and copyright lawyer who founded, a website designed to make copyright law accessible for photographers. She has launched the Parsons Institute for Intellectual Property (PIIP) at The New School, to bring best practices in copyright and copyright education to art and design schools. Bogre is a frequent speaker on issues of copyright and fair use as it pertains to photography. She serves on several boards of organizations dedicated to photography education, and using photographs for social change. She is a regular contributor to American Photo and American Photo On Campus magazines. Her photographs and articles have been widely published in national magazines, including Time, Newsweek, Paris Match, Stern and U.S. News and World Report, and is in the permanent collection of the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Her work has also been exhibited at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. She is currently working on a long-term documentary project on family farms and writing a new book on the pedagogy of teaching photography in the 21st Century.
Courses Taught:
  • Intellectual Property in the Digital Age
  • Photography as Activism
  • Copyright, Culture and Morality
  • Sophomore Seminar
  • Junior Seminar
Recent Publications:
Photography as Activism: Images for Social Change (Focal Press, 2011).

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